ANDERSON RANCH ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES
ON VIEW JANUARY 24 – MARCH 3, 2017
Snowmass Village, Colo. (January 10, 2017) — Anderson Ranch Arts Center, a premier art making destination and catalyst for critical dialogue in the contemporary art world, presents a group exhibition of new works by Artistic Directors Doug Casebeer (Ceramics), Jose Ferreira (Sculpture), Elizabeth Ferrill (Painting, Drawing & Printmaking) and Andrea Wallace (Photography & New Media). The exhibition is on view at the Patton-Malott Gallery at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colo., January 24 – March 3, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The public is invited to a special opening reception taking place Tuesday, January 24, 5 – 7 PM.
This exhibition reveals the current inquiries and influences of Anderson Ranch’s four Artistic Directors:
In his latest ceramic works, Doug Casebeer searches for meaning among the rural archetypal forms of the western landscape and from many years of experiencing different global cultures. Relationships among the ideas of storage, shelter, nourishment and home come together in an effort to understand the world around us.
Jose Ferreira investigates hidden content within the landscape, capturing the essence of collective histories through images taken on extensive walks. In photographs, drawings, texts and sculptures, he scrutinizes the stories and strategies that miners used in the American West to survive the harshness of their environment and endure strained social relations.
Using the traditional printmaking/painting technique of pochoir, Elizabeth Ferrill portrays the vast solitude of the American landscape in her work, particularly places that seem cold but emotionally charged, dehumanizing yet full of personal experience. She explores these spaces in a sincere quest for beauty, while at the same time acknowledges their tension, functionality and reflection of human behavior.
With storytelling and narrative central to her work, Andrea Wallace researches issues surrounding the relationship between individuals and the construction of identity. She is interested in intersections: child and adult, women and men, the dualities of living, success and failure. Her photographic portraits explore the physical and psychological space that we inhabit simultaneously.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center’s opening reception for the Artistic Directors Exhibition will take place on Tuesday, January 24, 5 – 7 PM. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please visit andersonranch.org or call 970/923.3181.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Doug Casebeer has been the Artistic Director of Ceramics at Anderson Ranch Arts Center for over 32 years, where he is also the Associate Director. He received his M.F.A. from Alfred University followed by several years working for the United Nations in Kingston, Jamaica. Doug is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and travels worldwide to teach, lecture and exhibit his artwork.
Ferreira is the Artistic Director of Sculpture at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. He studied Fine Art at the Durban University of Technology, South Africa, earning an M.F.A. in Fine Art, Sculpture. In 2002 he began working as a Research Fellow in Fine Art Digital Media, at the University of Sunderland, United Kingdom. From 2006 to 2013 he was full-time faculty in the Sculpture Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Contributions to the art world have been recognized through prestigious grants and awards including, The Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, The London Arts Council, The Human Science Research Council, and The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
A native of Seattle, Wash., Elizabeth received her B.F.A. from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, and her M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. The use of the stencil resonates deeply within the content of her work, flickering between the beauty found in pattern and a kind of disorienting hypnotic realism. Elizabeth has had solo and two-person exhibitions nationally and internationally including at Planthouse, N.Y.; Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, Colo.; COOP Gallery, Nashville, Tenn.; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Neb.; Backspace, Peoria, Ill.; Artspace, Reno, Nevada, Virginia Tech Armory Gallery, Blacksburg, Va.; and 5x6x9 Gallery, Berlin, Germany. She was an artist in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.
Andrea Wallace is the Artistic Director of Photography & New Media at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She received her M.F.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Before coming to the Ranch, she worked as Assistant Professor at Lake Forest College and Willamette University. Her film, Rochell and Brian, a documentary about teenage pregnancy, premiered at the New York International Independent Film Festival. She exhibits nationally and internationally with numerous shows throughout the Americas, Europe, China and the Middle East. Andrea’s work is represented by Gallery Kayafas, Boston, Mass.
ABOUT ANDERSON RANCH ARTS CENTER
Founded in 1966, Anderson Ranch Arts Center is a premier destination in America for art making and critical dialogue, bringing together aspiring and internationally renowned artists to discuss and further their work in a stimulating environment. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., the Ranch hosts extensive workshops for aspiring, emerging and established artists in eight disciplines, including Photography & New Media, Ceramics, Painting & Drawing, Furniture Design & Woodworking, Sculpture, Woodturning, Printmaking, and Digital Fabrication. In addition to the Summer Series, Featured Artists & Conversations, the Ranch also hosts engaging events throughout the year including: the Recognition Dinner (Thursday, July 20, 2017) honoring the National Artist Award recipient; the Annual Art Auction & Community Picnic (Saturday, August 5, 2017), a thirty-six-year-old tradition which features works of local, national and international artists; and the Artists-in-Residence Program, fostering artistic growth for emerging and established visual artists. In 2016 Anderson Ranch celebrates its 50th anniversary, furthering its mission to enrich lives with art, inspiration and community. Learn more at www.andersonranch.org or 970/923.3181.
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