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COURTHOUSE GALLERY
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installation by Abraham Ferraro

September 26 - October 30, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 26, 4 - 6 pm
This event is FREE and open to the public
Gallery Hours (dur
ing exhibitions): Tues - Fri 12 - 5 pm, Sat 12 - 4 pm

In 2011 Abraham Ferraro began his series of work titled “Directions”, a series of colorful, mailable sculptures made from packing materials and shipping labels. Since then the series has grown to over 100 pieces of sculpture, which are exhibited together as an installation. Each time the installation is shown new pieces are added and mailed to the exhibition venue.  The installation is always site-specific, since each piece has interchangeable connecting parts (like legos) that allow him to create an environment that is directly related to the space it occupies. He says: “Directions is more than how Art physically gets from A to B, but specifically about the evolution of an idea or process that all artists experience as their work morphs and changes over time… in this case the dates and addresses lead the viewer through my evolution of form, color, and conceptualization of Mail Art…though I feel more like a Pop Artist appropriating packing stickers in my most recent work. I spend a good deal of time searching the internet for unusual packing stickers…I think it speaks volumes about society when I find a shipping label like a  green Alien Fragile or Pink Elephant Do Not Crush sticker”. 

Ferraro
earned his BFA from SUNY Fredonia and MFA from SUNY Albany. He has exhibited internationally and extensively in New York State, including solo performance / exhibitions at Artists Space in New York City, Fulton Street Gallery & Collar Works in Troy, Time & Space in Hudson, Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, and Mercer Gallery in Rochester. The Albany Institute of History & Art has a major collection of Abraham’s work and he is also in collections at the University Art Museum, Monroe Community College, and Fredonia State University of NY.  He was a resident Artist at Sculpture Space in 2006 and was their Endowed Chair Artist in 2010.  Ferraro has received numerous awards for his Art, including Best in Show at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center’s Made In NY exhibition in 2010 & 2012 and received top jury prizes in the Mohawk-Hudson Regional 2011 & 2012 Exhibitions in addition to winning a purchase award in 2011.  Ferraro was named as the Best Performance Artist in the capital region by the Metroland in their annual Best of edition 2012. His work was published in Hyperdrawing; Beyond the Lines Of Contemporary Art, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2013, Gambling The Aisle Magazine - Winter 2013, and will be featured in 365 Artists 365 Days Blog 2014.  Ferraro works at St. Rose Colle
ge in Albany, NY where he teaches Sculpture and is the Sculpture Technician. You can learn more about him and his work at http://www.abezart.com and at http://www.abezart.com/directions/ you can view a video about the “Directionsinstallation.

This exhibition is funded in part by Lake George Kayak Company and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. The Courthouse Gallery hours during exhibitions are Tuesday through Fri
day 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 12 – 4 pm, and all other times by appointment. The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets, Lake George, NY.

Reviews online:
Lake George Mirror


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