Michael Ferris Jr. and Kako Ueda "New Figurative Sculpture and Drawing"

George Adams Gallery

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During November and December, the George Adams Gallery will present new figurative sculpture by Michael Ferris, Jr. and recent cut-paper studies by Kako Ueda.

Ferris’s new sculptures are portraits constructed from rough-hewn recycled wood covered by polychrome patterns. In a major development from his previous work, this exhibition includes full and half-figure portraits as well as heads that are three or four times life-size. In addition to the five sculptures, the exhibition includes study drawings that provide a window into the artist’s process of building and carving the three-dimensional sculptures.

Since his New York debut exhibition at the gallery in 2008, Ferris received a NYFA grant and a BRIO Award, and was the subject of one-man exhibition that traveled through the mid-West in 2009. He was also included in group exhibitions at Chicago Cultural Center, the Selby Gallery at the Ringling College of Art, the Schick Art Gallery at Skidmore College, and the Art Gallery at Northern Illinois University.

Concurrently on view in the Drawing Gallery are new, small-scale cut paper studies by Kako Ueda. In these works, Ueda is experimenting with color, dimension and narrative as well as collage while developing ideas for larger installation-sized projects. This is Ueda’s third show at the gallery since her debut in 2007.

During the past two years, Ueda was included in “Slash: Paper Under the Knife” at the Museum of Art and Design, New York, “Cutters,” at the Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, Drawn to Detail,” at the De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Garden, Drawn in the Clouds” at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Kiasma), Helsinki, and “Flora / Fauna” at the Union Gallery, University of Wisconsin. Her 7’ foot high by 6’ wide installation “Eros and Thanatos,” is currently on view in “Animal Instinct: Allegory, Allusion, and Anthropomorphism”,” a group show organized by the Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan.



from November 05, 2010 to December 24, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-11-11 from 18:00 to 20:00

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