Book Launch & Exhibition
New Limited Edition Book
The upcoming Exhibition and Book Launch by Ray Ching – due to open next Tuesday 14 September, has now been postponed. We will advise a new Opening date next week.
Fabled Lands is a new limited edition book by artist Ray Ching. Containing the artist’s own selection of paintings and drawings spanning more than 50 years, and accompanied by his own hand-scripted commentaries, this magnificent book is limited to 150 copies, each with its own individually numbered and signed bookplate.
In the 14th century it was the province of medieval nobility to commission Books of Hours, celebrated books of parchment or vellum, extravagantly illuminated with each hand painted page depicting the lives of saints and in company of suitably edifying text or prayer. These Books of Hours were to be opened only at the eight canonical hours of the day, Matins, Vespers etc; and where an appropriate prayer or psalm might be recited and contemplated.
The conceit of Ray Ching`s newest book, FABLED LANDS, is to mimic these fabulous and treasured volumes by offering paintings, fables and stories told, many of them autobiographical and where you might open at just any page you please.
The artist has taken from 50 years of studio work those paintings and drawings that have especially interested him and has made each of the more than 500 pages of this stunning book a thing to be treasured.
In keeping with the spirit of those medieval books published before Caxton`s moveable type, Ray Ching has written out FABLED LANDS entirely by hand and in his now familiar script.
FABLED LANDS is published as a limited edition of just 150 numbered copies, each signed by the artist.