Meet Tom Ferraro at the CAG this Saturday from 12 to 6 pm as we introduce his exhibition, "Inside Out."
WE'RE EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR FIRST EVENT OF THE 2022 SEASON!
“We live in a time when we have been challenged to navigate our lives, questioning not only past norms but also events that we witness with our own eyes, forcing us to see our world from two directions, from inside out and outside in. This collective experience is our shared reality and is the driving force for my work presented in this exhibition. I am fascinated by how we humans interact in both the natural and built environment. By placing figures in compartmental spatial compositions and heightened by text and color, my work explores the complexity and commonality of our human identity and questions assumptions of our divisive culture.”
In 2012, Tom cofounded The Looking Glass Art Project, a program designed to engage various community groups with visual stories and experiences from their lives, developed into public art projects. As a result of this work, themes in his personal studio work have broadened to include discourse on social issues such as global warming, racial and economic inequalities, gun violence and more. The Looking Glass Art Project has been involved in over twenty public art projects now on display in public buildings and outdoor spaces throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania.
Ferraro has exhibited extensively throughout the region and his work resides in public, corporate, university, and private collections around the United States. Highlights of his exhibition record include over fifteen solo and two-person exhibits.
He had two solo museum exhibits at the Erie Art Museum, including his recent 2020-2021 exhibition “Safety Zone”. Ferraro has exhibited his work in exhibitions with the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP), including their annual exhibitions at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Society for Contemporary Craft, the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, and most recently, at the Pittsburgh International Airport. Tom has been a member of the AAP since 2005 and is also a member of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Artists Association, for which he has served as co-chair. Among other notable group shows, he has exhibited at The Hoyt Centre for the Arts, the Butler Museum of American Art, Mercyhurst University, Three Rivers Arts Festival, and the Grey Art Gallery at New York University.
Join us this Saturday, February 5 for a meet-n-greet in open house format with Thomas Ferraro.
Tabouli Street Eatz, with Chef Abed's Middle Eastern treats will be on site during the opening, from 12 to 6 PM.