Wesley Merritt at The Coningsby Gallery
Coming back one afternoon from dental surgery, the nine year-old Wesley Merritt was gassed up and delirious and found himself half-consciously watching the final thirty minutes of The Good, The Bad And The Ugly. It triggered a lifelong love of the Western, as well as picaresque tales of adventure, and an affinity for amorality and double-bluffs.
Going Wrong Ain’t The End Of Things is the culmination and exhibition of Wesley’s recent work. A selection of images from Wesley’s regular Saturday Telegraph Review’s book section will be shown alongside unpublished illustrations and drawings for Joseph Conrad’s Heart Of Darkness. Myriad sketchbooks and ink drawings will be on display, as well as a series of Polish-influenced-Dadaist-by-way-of-Wesley-Merritt film posters.