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Morphologies Art Show Featuring Andrea Ferrigno

December 5, 2019

DES MOINES, IOWA — (December 4, 2019) Liz Lidgett Gallery and Design, an art gallery in the East Village of downtown Des Moines, is hosting an opening reception for its newest exhibit, Morphologies, on Friday, December 6 from 4-7pm. The artist, Andrea Ferrigno, will be present at the reception along with more than 20 custom pieces created specifically for the show.

Andrea Ferrigno is originally from Des Moines, but now lives in Galesburg, Illinois. She received her BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and her MFA from the University of Iowa. Ferrigno has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. She was recently included in exhibitions at The Painting Center, Blue Mountain Gallery and Gallery 104 in NYC. Ferrigno is currently Assistant Professor of Fine Art at Knox College in Galesburg.

Ferrigno’s work has emerged from a curiosity about the natural world. This desire to understand the workings of nature led her to study geometry and systems informed by the natural physical science. Recent work has been an obsessive investigation of color and architectonic forms. Her color is informed by memories of specific forms and spaces, particularly the lush landscapes and weather of the Midwest. Through color, she hopes to tap into the emotions of the viewer. Ferrigno’s forms are discovered through the processes of making and are increasingly flirting with figuration. She desires the forms to stay open as she is interested in what the viewer brings to the work. She hopes the final imagery moves the viewer towards an active contemplative state.

“I am thrilled to welcome Andrea back to Des Moines,” said Liz Lidgett, founder and CEO. “Andrea is a master with color and her abstract pieces evoke powerful movement and energy.”

Ferrigno is one of the 23 artists represented by Liz Lidgett Gallery and Design. The gallery space is part of a number of new businesses at 111 E. Grand — Iowa’s first building to be completely constructed of eco-friendly mass timber — including the new Clyde’s Fine Diner and DreiBerg coffee shop. Learn more about the gallery and art advisory services at www.lizlidgett.com.

 

Liz Lidgett Gallery and Design is founded and owned by Liz Lidgett, a nationally known art advisor as seen in Better Homes & Gardens, Martha Stewart and Apartment Therapy. Liz has owned her art advisory business for more than seven years, providing services to both local and national restaurants, homes and corporate offices. Her business was formerly known as Adore Your Walls and has rebranded as Liz Lidgett Design and Gallery. Learn more about Liz Lidgett, the gallery or art advisory services at www.lizlidgett.com.