In her work sculptor Gina Ferrari juxtaposes the forces of fear and chaos with those of order and beauty. Influenced by the industrial surroundings of her Detroit home, Ferrari uses an array of casting materials and techniques to create installations and discrete objects that address issues of power and aggression, fragility and vulnerability.
At Radcliffe, Ferrari will explore the ways in which such themes play out in the context of rural pastoral landscapes. As she suggests and invites multiple perspectives, she will use video documentation and made objects to examine and capture the interplay of these forces in and through the lives of those who inhabit these landscapes.
Ferrari’s work has been exhibited in Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. In 1998, her work was selected by the Museum of Modern Art curator to travel through Texas as part of the thirteenth exhibition of “New American Talent.” Ferrari received an MFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has taught at Wayne State University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, among other institutions, and she received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 1999.