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Danny Ferrell’s ‘Castle in the Sky’ exhibit shows gay men in full color

Gay men get colourful in Danny Ferrell’s Castle in the Sky!

Miles McEnery Gallery announced it will be hosting the first exhibition of artist Danny Ferrell’s work this month entitled Castle in the Sky. The exhibit opens at the NYC gallery Thursday, March 17, and runs through April 23.

According to Out Traveler, Castle in the Sky highlights the gay men and queer-identifying individuals who color the artist’s life. Ferrell uses these colors to communicate the individuality and vitality of his peers, paying homage artists such as Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Thomas Cole, Ed Paschke, René Magritte, and the vibrant photographs of Pierre et Gilles. Ferrell perfectly captures the physicality and emotions of his friends in the vibrant and lush shades of red, purple, and orange.

“These are my friends and people that I have an emotional resonance with,” Ferrell tells Out Traveler. “I want to put positive images of gay men and queer-identifying individuals into the world, so we can diversify the often tragic canon of LGBTQ film and art.”

Danny Ferrell

Danny Ferrell received his Master of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, and his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. His recent solo exhibitions include “Castle in the Sky,” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Storms and Saints,” Galerie PACT, Paris, France; “Honey,” Marinaro, New York, NY; “Magic Hour,” Galerie PACT, Paris, France; “Behind the Curtain” (with Hiba Schahbaz and Sophia Narrett), Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL; “Solo Booth,” New Art Dealers Alliance, Galerie PACT, New York, NY; “He’s American” (with Devan Shimoyama), Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, and “Cakes,” Patterson Gallery, State College, PA.

He is the recipient of the Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, and the Creative Achievement Award, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. Ferrell currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA.

The Miles McEnery Gallery is located at 520 West 21st Street. For more information, you can visit their website at                                                                                                      

All photos courtesy of Danny Ferrell and Miles McEnery Gallery

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