Spirit Level features sculpture, 16mm film, video and installations by artists Virginio Ferrari and Marco G. Ferrari. Inspired by our complex relationship with nature, both artists have created works that juxtapose natural and synthetic materials, interior and exterior spaces, distance and tension, color and form to look at symbols and places that hold the potential for a spiritual connection, yet seems difficult to attain. Though both artists have worked together at Ferrari Studios, a collaborative studio space in Chicago and Guardistallo, Italy, for over fifteen years, this marks the first time father and son have exhibited together.
- Spirit Level, 2015–16, high definition video without sound, 30 minutes, continuous play on monitor, Marco G. Ferrari. Filmed in the states and territories of Delhi, Gujarat, and Rajasthan, India.
- Contrails with Body, 2011–16, standard definition video and 16mm film without sound, 3 minutes, continuous loop projection and video play on monitor, Marco G. Ferrari. Featuring dancer Marisela Tapia; 16mm film assistance provided by Julian Antos & George Schaefer.
Opening Reception, Thursday, December 8, 2016, 4:30–7:30 pm
Olympia Centre, 737 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
(Reception Photograph Credits: Barbara Coleman, Marco G. Ferrari, Derek Weglarz)