Bonnie Ferrill Roman

Handmade Paper Installation & Sculpture, and Digital Photographic Collage

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   Zoonosis   will be on display at GThe Art Gym Gallery as part of Narrative Threads

Zoonosis will be on display at GThe Art Gym Gallery as part of Narrative Threads

Narrative Threads

My work is part of Narrative Threads, a traveling exhibition curated by Alicia Bailey, curator/gallerist of Denver-based Abecedarian Artists’ Books.  Some of these exhibitions have already closed, but one is still upcoming next year:

Barbara Conrad Gallery at the Durango Art Center: September 2019
Opening Reception: TBD

The work featured above; “Zoonosis,” was part of the exhibition in September 2018 at the Art Gym in Denver.

“Narrative Threads” features works that utilize visible threads/fibers in addition to or instead of the strictly structural/functional use of threads found in traditional book binding. Regardless of physical scale, this form of interactive sculpture invites the reader/viewer in for a tactile, hands-on experience that is engagingly intimate.

Works such as these are appealing in their hand-mindedness and interactivity. Even the works not meant to be handled tempt the viewer to touch their surfaces, enlivened as they are by the sewn line and texturally dynamic fibers. Selected works include those in which the presented narrative may take a backseat to the tactile invitations extended by color, texture and physical loveliness, alongside those in which the use of the materials is supportive of the narrative on which the work is based.

http://abecedariangallery.com/store/product-category/exhibits/narrative-threads/


 Detail from within   Coalescing   an interactive installation on display at ATC | DEN during Summer 2018

Detail from within Coalescing an interactive installation on display at ATC | DEN during Summer 2018

We Make Our Own Wings

My newest interactive installation; "Coalescing," was part of the three-person exhibition "We Make Our Own Wings", curated by gallery owner Laura Krudener around the theme of transcendence.  Up-and-coming fiber painter Emma Balder and nationally-respected sculptor Yoshitomo Saito were the other two artists showing in the exhibition.

Viewers were invited to sit inside the center of the installation, to enjoy the experience of being surrounded by the piece. The chair could spin to allow viewers to rotate themselves within it. The view above is what a participant would see looking up from their seat within the work.

ATC | DEN Gallery and event space
3420 Larimer Street (in the RiNo Arts District)
 

Click here for Susan Froyd's Happenings post in Westword, including We Make Our Own Wings


   Propagation   - previously on display at the Vida Ellison Gallery at the Denver Public Library main branch, 7th floor.

Propagation - previously on display at the Vida Ellison Gallery at the Denver Public Library main branch, 7th floor.

Pink Progression

On January 21, 2017, history was made when over two million people joined women and sister marches in more than five hundred US cities and around the world. During the marches, the color pink created a strong visual statement representing unity and empowerment. Curated by Anna Kaye, Pink Progression is a series of exhibitions of work by over forty local artists (including me) who incorporate this hue as it reflects manifestations of personal, social, and gender connections.

Pink Progression was comprised of three separate exhibitions at different venues in 2018. Each exhibition was unique, featuring different artworks by participating artists at each venue.

The piece I created at the Denver Art Museum was on display in the gallery on the 7th floor of the Main Branch of the Denver Public Library. A similar piece from late 2017, Contagion, was shown in the Boulder Public Library's Canyon Gallery in February and March, and my newest wall work, titled Ripening, was part of the exhibition at the Center For Visual Arts, that closed August 18th, 2018.

As part of these exhibitions, I also presented short talks at the Denver Art Museum and the Center for Visual Art.

Click here to read Michael Paglia's review of the CVA iteration of Pink Progression in Westword

For more information, or to explore the list of participating artists and their websites,
visit the Pink Progression website.

 Detail of   Ripening

Detail of Ripening


   Ms. Ferrill Roman attaches her handmade paper to the frame of her new piece "Propagation" in the DAM 3D Studio, Sunday, January 28th, 2018. Photo by Paola Ramirez

Ms. Ferrill Roman attaches her handmade paper to the frame of her new piece "Propagation" in the DAM 3D Studio, Sunday, January 28th, 2018. Photo by Paola Ramirez

THANK YOU, Denver Art Museum!

What a wonderful honor to have been featured in the Denver Art Museum (DAM) Studio during the final week of January 2018!  During Final Friday, and most of the day Saturday and Sunday, I was the Artist In Residence in the DAM 3D Studio working on my latest artwork and talking with visitors about my process and work as part of the DAM's Weekend Artist Demonstrations program! 

Several of my artworks were hanging in the window of the DAM Studio for the week, and I was interviewed for a feature on the DAM Blog, where I spoke about my then-upcoming visit and my artwork.

I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to share my work and process with so many visitors over the weekend - Thank you to everyone who came to watch and chat, and maybe learn something new!

Watch the video on the homepage for more information.