March 19 - April 18, 2014
Opening Reception March 21
New York artist George Ferrandi will exhibit for the first time her project, The Prosthetics of Joy, a multi-media one-act play where the players, the set and the costumes are indivisible.
During the live performance event of The Prosthetics of Joy, the artist will reconstruct a specific photograph from the inside out. The photo is of forty or so children at a party dressed like serious adults – in little suits and fedoras - in the midst of a unanimous and literal jump for joy. The children from the photo will be played by UAB students, faculty and staff.
Ferrandi’s work has been performed/exhibited around the country - at the Kitchen in New York, Cinders Gallery in Brooklyn, the McKinney Contemporary in Dallas, the Wexner Center in Columbus, Museo d’Italo Americano in San Francisco, UCSD in San Diego, the Harn Museum in Gainesville and Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia. She has received grants from the Franklin Furnace Fundwinners for Performance Art, the Mid Atlantic Arts Council and the RISD Part-time Faculty Association. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Brooklyn Rail and the Huffington Post
Ferrandi teaches Sculpture and Performance Art at the Rhode Island School of Design and at Virginia Commonwealth University.