Michael Ferris Jr.
Toufic, 2010
recycled wood, acrylic pigmented grout
76 x 47 x 23 inches
MFers 18

Michael Ferris Jr.
Anne, 2010
recycled wood, acrylic pigmented ink
25 x 23 x 22 inches
MFers 19

Michael Ferris Jr.
Allen, 2009
recycled wood and acrylic pigmented grout
39 x 28 x 16 inches
MFers15

Michael Ferris Jr.
Peter, 2010
recycled wood and acrylic pigmented grout
31 x 24 x 21 inches
MFers17

Michael Ferris Jr.
Maria, 2008-2009
recycled wood and acrylic pigmented grout
39 x 28 x 16 inches
MFers16

Michael Ferris Jr.
Toufic, 2010
ink wash, acrylic on paper
23 x 29 inches
MFerd38

Michael Ferris Jr.
Toufic, 2010
ink wash, acrylic on paper
23 x 29 inches
MFerd39

Michael Ferris Jr.
Toufic, 2010
ink wash, acrylic on paper
23 x 29 inches
MFerd37

Michael Ferris Jr.
Toufic, 2010
ink wash, acrylic on paper
30 x 40 inches
MFerd32

Michael Ferris Jr.
Toufic, 2010
ink wash, acrylic on paper
30 x 40 inches
MFerd34

Michael Ferris Jr.
Toufic, 2010
ink wash, acrylic on paper
30 x 40 inches
MFerd18

Michael Ferris Jr.
Installation View

Michael Ferris Jr.
Show Announcement Card

Michael Ferris Jr.
Show Announcement Card

Press Release

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.

CHECKLIST
1.
Toufic
recycled wood and acrylic pigmented grout
76 x 47 x 23 inches
MFers 18

2.
Anne
recycled wood and acrylic pigmented grout
25 x 23 x 22 inches
MFers 19

3.
Allen, 2009
recycled wood and acrylic pigmented grout
39 x 28 x 16 inches
MFers 15

4.
Peter, 2010
recycled wood and acrylic pigmented grout
31 x 24 x 21 inches
MFers 17

5. (window)
Maria, 2008-2009
recycled wood and acrylic pigmented grout
22 x 17 x 16 inches
MFers 16

Drawings:
1.
Toufic, 2010
ink wash, acrylic on paper
23 x 29 inches
MFerd 38

2.
Toufic, 2010
ink wash, acrylic on paper
23 x 29 inches
MFerd 39

3.
Toufic, 2010
ink wash, acrylic on paper
23 x 29 inches
MFerd 37

4.
Toufic, 2010
ink wash, acrylic on paper
30 x 40 inches
MFerd 32

5.
Toufic, 2010
ink wash, acrylic on paper
30 x 40  inches
MFerd 34

6.
(window)
Toufic, 2009
ink wash, acrylic on paper
30 x 40 inches
MFerd 18