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George Ferrandi, In Lieu of Flowers

Cinders Gallery
28 Marcy Avenue, 718-388-2311
September 9 - October 2, 2005
Reception: Friday, September 9, 7 - 11 PM
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The first New York solo exhibition of work by artist George Ferrandi. For this exhibition, the tragic-comic relationships depicted in George’s wall drawings have been translated into a sculptural installation dedicated to her dad, who died this summer.

George Ferrandi’s sculptures range in scale from moles to mountains. The hollow plaster construction and exposed armatures of her figures give them the feel of processional saints, puppets and propaganda figures. Her paper sculptures glow bright with the power of raw vulnerability. The arrangement of these objects for “in lieu of flowers” addresses how our losses magnify the significance of even our most humble offerings.

Ferrandi studied sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth University, earned her graduate degree from Ohio State University and was an assistant professor of sculpture at the University of Florida for four years before moving to New York. She has also taught at the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, N.C. and at Enquentros Cultural Center in Lima, Peru. George’s work has been featured in several shows at Cinders, including Little Might Big, I find you: a gathering of drawings, and The Porch Show.
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