|Ferrin Gallery Presents: (De)Constructions, A Solo Exhibition Of New Works By Michael Zelehoski|
|Tuesday, 16 June 2009 12:15|
When: June 20 â€“ July 26, 2009
Zelehoskiâ€™s process begins by mining local locations for source materials that include scrap wood and furniture from buildings, houses and factories. Through the process of taking apart and rebuilding the physical objects, he brings the forgotten back to life in a new format, as a (re)constructed subject of the two dimensional artwork. Background spaces are filled in with carefully fitted pieces of wood, creating a solid two-dimensional plane in which the object is trapped in a parody of its former perspective. The exhibition features several of these ambitious, large-scale constructions such as "Trap," which is a reconstructed architectural storage rack from the Copperworks. Additionally, the exhibition will include a reconstructed bed and a grand piano.
A Berkshire native currently based in Pittsfield, Zelehoski recently returned after six years in South America where he apprenticed to the late, Chilean sculptor Felix Maruenda and received a BFA in 2003 from the Universidad Finis Terrae in Santiago, Chile. A graduate of Simonâ€™s Rock College of Bard and still under 30, Zelehoski's work has been acquired by numerous private collectors both locally and internationally. Public commissions include the 2006 set of tavern chairs for the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 June 2009 13:14|