“Created in 2018 – 2019 as the foundation for her most recent book “Holy”, Ferrato’s striking collages are constructed with heavy white paper and cut photographs with writing in the artist’s erratic, immediate hand. The graphic collages wield a palette of black, white, and red, and measure about 9″x10″ each. A photograph of a medical procedure room reads, “An Abortion Room Is A Sacred Place. Private. Safe. Clean. Our Bodies Ourselves!” A slightly larger collage pictures the artist, centered with descriptive words floating around her: “Holy; Blessed Whore; Mother Of God; Cunt; Queer; Bitch; Pussy; Tramp; Ain’t I A Woman?” The collages express the outrage of the artist and the immediacy of this very moment.
The exhibition is a rare opportunity to see this deeply personal collection of Ferrato’s work. Spanning fifty years, the collection of silver gelatin prints and collages is a testament to the fighting spirit of the artist and the need, now more than ever, to stand up for the rights of women.”
Donna Ferrato : Holy
June 23 – July 29, 2022
Daniel Cooney Fine Art
508 W 26th St, Floor 9
New York, NY 10001
The opening reception for the exhibition will be Thursday, June 23, 6-8pm
Read the full press release here here.