Jackie Ferrara

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Jackie Ferrara designed Marking Crossways which is the serpentine red and orange brick walk that extends from the front entrance of the MAG to the plaza space at the the corner of University Avenue and Goodman Street and is studded with brick cameos.

Jackie Ferrara
The pathway also consists of a pattern using red and dark brick that spells out “Memorial Art Gallery” and “University of Rochester” in Morse Code. Read the press release.

“Jackie Ferrara has designed and built courtyards, terraces, and architectural structures since the early 1970s. Ferrara is one of several artists who emerged during the seventies by using the forms and materials usually associated with architecture in order to enrich the definition of sculpture and challenge the assumptions and conventions of the typical built environment. Ferrara’s complexly patterned paved areas, based on a grid system, transform bland outdoor plazas or indoor lobbies into animated spaces which help to enliven or accentuate their architectural context.” -via the Stuart Collection at UC San Diego

Also see “Sculptor Jackie Ferrara discusses the secrets behind her latest installation at the Memorial Art Gallery’s Centennial Sculpture Park.” – via WXXI’s Need To Know

The Memorial Art Gallery’s centennial year was presented by Lynne Lovejoy, with additional support from Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull, ESL Charitable Foundation and Nocon & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.