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Outstanding Upstate

by The Staff on March 12, 2014

 

The Foundry for Art Design + Culture continues its Visiting Artist Series with Outstanding Upstate, a triple bill of Capital Region artists presenting never-before exhibited works created specifically for the show.

Abraham Ferraro, Robert Gullie, and Brian Cirmo were selected as the most outstanding from an international call.last year. The Foundry observes that individually, the artists’ works would seem not to relate well together in such an intimate context, but that the opposite proves to be true: “The work relates beautifully in its form.” Gullie’s original collage series Pin Up Saints is inspired by the extreme curiosities of the lives of his favorite female saints (Saint Lucy, pictured); Ferraro continues his structurally engineered site-specific sculptures out of reclaimed cardboard; and Cirmo explores his interest in making American images and telling American stories through self-portraiture.

Outstanding Upstate opens tomorrow (Friday, March 14) with a reception from 6 to 9 PM and will remain on view through April 13 at the Foundry for Art Design + Culture (119 Remsen St., Cohoes). For more info, visit thefoundrysite.com.