Brian Ferrell
  • Jeannette, PA
  • United States
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Jeannette PA
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Assistant Professor of Art at Seton Hill University, Greensburg PA.
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The work that I create varies in size from objects that can be held in the hand, to objects that hold or support. They are sculpturally functional objects that blend asymmetrical geometry with the interaction of basic shapes to create gradual alterations in composition. These pieces rely on subtleties, as line and shape intersect in careful transitions of form. The curves, edges, and tapers inherent create an uncluttered overall composition within the context of the initial purpose of the object.

Metal and wood are used to build a path of exploration between lines and surfaces, which draw the eye from one nuance to another to create a rhythm of intricate detail, and open space. This juxtaposition of space and subtlety ultimately becomes a dialogue of visual and physical balance between precariousness and stability. My pieces are fading, segmented landscapes, where delicately changing planes build a complex architecture around a minimal form.
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http://www.brianferrelldesigns.com

Solo Exhibition at Fallingwater- Summer 2008

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At 2:58pm on February 3, 2011, Deborrah Daher said…
Your pieces are lovely - especially like the cordial cups, satiny metal and warm wood in soft shapes…very nice stuff!
At 8:17pm on June 5, 2010, Cappy Counard said…
Hi Brian. Great to see you again at Luke and Eloy. Enjoyed our conversation and I hope to cross paths again soon....maybe at Sean's in a couple of weeks?
At 7:27am on April 11, 2010, Brigitte Martin said…
Thank you very much for your memership payment and support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through April 15, 2012.

Enjoy crafthaus !
At 12:19pm on March 23, 2010, Sue Amendolara said…
Congratulations on the article. The work looks beautiful as always.
At 10:38pm on March 21, 2010, Michelle Pajak-Reynolds said…
Way to go!!!!! I can't wait for my copy of AC to arrive :)
At 9:42am on October 2, 2009, Paul Bierker said…
Hey Man stopped By Luke and Eloy- Your stuff is Great!
At 4:08pm on September 12, 2009, Gary Schott said…
it was great meeting you as well...good luck with your upcoming exhibition, too...stay in touch
At 8:04pm on July 27, 2009, Tricia Harding said…
Brian - Congrats on your show! You rock!
At 9:48am on May 4, 2009, Glen Guarino said…
Hello Brian, You may want to check out the "Calls for Entries, Wood as Art-Featuring Tables."
All the best,
Glen & Marie
At 6:54pm on January 14, 2009, Brigitte Martin said…
The other day a young furniture maker was at the gallery, Matthew Nauman, who studies at IUP. He told me he had once been to a lecture you held at IUP (I think) and was very impressed. Unfortunetaly, he cannot come to the opening this Saturday for you to meet him but I'm sure he'll be at your opening in Sep.

In case you'd like to look at his website and get in touch with him:
www.matthewnauman.com

though he'll probably show up at crafthaus soon .... :-)

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Craft In Sight Episode V: Justin Rothshank. Ceramic Artist Justin Rothshank talks about his work in his rural studio in Northern Indiana.
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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

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