Harcum Gallery to Feature Nelle Ferrara's 'Bold Abstractions'

Artist Uses Bold Colors and Combines Metals, Wires, Gold, Silver and Copper in Works

August 15, 2014

Nelle Ferrara's exhibit is titled

Nelle Ferrara's exhibit is titled "Bold Abstractions."

Cincinnati artist Nelle Ferrara will present an exhibit of her paintings titled “Bold Abstractions” Sept. 4 through Oct. 10 in Wilmington College’s Harcum Art Gallery in Boyd Cultural Arts Center.

An opening reception will be held in her honor Sept. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. Normal gallery hours are weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by special appointment arranged by gallery director Hal Shunk, professor of art.

Ferrara said she often creates abstractions of organic subjects such as the human figure and other systems of nature.

“Using bold colors and combining metals, wires, gold, silver and copper, I create a world of complex modern expressionism,” she said. “I also strive to cover new ground every time I take my paint brush in hand, pushing my work in different directions.

“With an open mind, I use my intuitive responses to the visual world to derive hidden and unique color combinations — perhaps my interpretations of the auras of the subjects,” she added. “In the end, each piece is its own element of compositional and physical surface surprise.”

The artist’s works are part of numerous corporate collections as close as Cincinnati and as distant as homes of the royal family of Saudi Arabia. The recipient of numerous awards for her art in juried competitions, she has exhibited her work extensively in Cincinnati, New York City and Atlanta


Harcum Art Gallery Presents 'Bold Abstractions' by Nelle Ferrara

Time: 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Date: Thursday, September 04, 2014 — Friday, October 10, 2014
Location: Harcum Art Gallery

Show runs weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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