Opening Reception, Saturday, June 20, 2009 from 4 6 pm
Artist Talk, Wednesday, July 15, 6:30 pm
Ferrin Gallery presents (DE)CONSTRUCTIONS, a solo exhibition of new works by Michael Zelehoski opening June 20th, 2009 from 4 6 pm at 437 North Street. The exhibition features a series of large assemblages created from found utilitarian objects and large, structural architectural elements. This exhibition demonstrates not only an evolution in Zelehoskis work, but also represents an ambitious commitment to scale and complexity resulting from a year long exploration of gathered and found materials.
Zelehoskis 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.
437 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.