PRESS RELEASE

Jackie Ferrara: Sculptures & Drawings
John Offenbach: Photographs

January 25 - February 23, 2002

Frederieke Taylor gallery is pleased to announce a two-person exhibition by well-known American sculptor and public artist Jackie Ferrara and young, British photographer John Offenbach. The two artists share an interest in geometry and architecture. Ferrara's sculptures and drawings create an illusion of logical space, while Offenbach's photographs are diffused and mysterious representations of actual architectural models.

Rooted in post-minimalism, Jackie Ferrara's work establishes a counterpoint between real and illusory space. She creates worlds that are self-sufficient and timeless. Ferrara in her own words is a "place maker," composing her structures with precision and reticulating proportions. Although her work is structurally rigorous, its power lies in its simplicity. She has built large, public commissions, including mosaic walls at five different locations for the subway shuttle in Grand Central Station in New York, an amphitheater at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as well as a 43 foot high cooper tower at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.
Ferrara has created architectural projects for the Walker Art Center, General Mills Inc. in Minneapolis and Lehman College in the Bronx, New York. She is the recipient of the Award for Design from the American Institute of Architects, as well as the 2001 American Society of Landscape Architects' Merit Award.

John Offenbach's photographic work generates from his investigation of the relationship between architecture and photography.

In 2001 he published a book titled 'Architecture,' containing images of large scale, abstract photographs that Offenbach took of architectural models by well-known British architects. John Offenbach is a London based photographer who began his career in 1994. He has been commissioned to photograph for a diverse range of clients and has also participated in gallery exhibitions including last year's group show "Gone Missing," curated by Severn Taylor at the Frederieke Taylor gallery.