The Art Galleries of Cedar Valley College present:
Adaptive Reuse: Continuation, by Nancy Ferro
November 13 through December 19, 2015
Artist’s Reception for Nancy Ferro: November 19, 2015, 5 – 7 p.m.
The Art Galleries at Cedar Valley College present a new exhibition, Adaptive Reuse: Continuation. Extending the lifetime of pre-existing structures by including and integrating new materials is the guiding force behind this striking body of work by Dallas artist Nancy Ferro.
Reclamation of architectural fragments and building materials, as well as books and other ephemera, underscores Ferro’s philosophy of continuous reinvention. Instead of discarding old structures, she uses them as a scaffolding to transform them into works built from memory and history.
Clearly, one of Ferro’s allusions is to the perceived architectural “tradition” in Dallas, which is to carelessly raze old structures and build new ones in their place. She sees this pattern as wasteful and short-sighted, lacking respect for history, artistry and ecology. These mixed media works beautifully illustrate her commitment to salvaging the old and breathing new purpose into the transformed state.
Adaptive Reuse: Continuation is on view from November 13 until December 18, 2015, with a public reception for the artist on Thursday, November 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. The Educational Art Gallery is located on the ground floor of the E Building on the Cedar Valley College campus, in Lancaster, Texas. The gallery is open weekdays, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
For more information, please contact Gallery Director, Betsy Belcher, at 972-860-5281 or email@example.com
Note: Cedar Valley College will be closed for Thanksgiving Holiday, November 26 through 29.
Nancy Ferro, Arte Oakcliff; found wood, plexiglass and beeswax; 2015