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Danyel Ferrari and Marley Freeman in conversation

August 27th, 6 – 7pm at Tom and Billy’s red barn 
At the corner of Westside and Windrow in Norfolk

Danyel Ferrari is an artist and researcher currently based in Southern Connecticut. She has a background in art and international art journalism. She is currently pursuing my PhD at Rutgers School of Communication and Information in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies. Her doctoral Research looks at the intersection of art and media in representation of international migration in public art. Master’s Degree in Gender Studies focused on Activism, Social Movements and Policy from Central European University.

Marley Freeman is a New York-based artist who combines the disciplines of abstract and representational painting. Her unique facture is characterized by the hand-mixed gesso, acrylic, and oil paints she uses to create meticulous, psychologically-charged color fields. Through this technical process, she studies the ways in which paint “wants to perform.” “Pigments have their own ways of acting,” Freeman says, “and I became obsessed with learning their traits.” Freeman’s distinct vocabulary of forms is made up of brushy strokes, color washes, and shapes that freely transform across the picture plane. The influence of textile design is evident in her close attention to the textural subtleties of her paints, and her reverence for their surface effects—their impressions in the warp and weft of the canvas.