Ficus Interfaith
Grand Central Tree House
March 30 - May 6, 2023

Ficus Interfaith is a collaboration between Ryan Bush (b. 1990, Colorado) and Raphael Martinez Cohen (b. 1989, New York City). As a sculptural practice, Ficus Interfaith pursues projects that investigate ingenuity and novelty as it emerges from craft. Their research focuses on historical imagery, language, and symbolism that is ubiquitous to the point of being overlooked or misunderstood. Using terrazzo, a composite material consisting of leftover marble, glass, and other waste used to make decorative floors since antiquity, Ficus Interfaith embraces the spirit of collaboration and reuse while reimagining how craft can enter our lives and affect the spaces we create and inhabit.

Their work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Deli Gallery, New York; in lieu, Los Angeles; Incident Report, Hudson, NY; Jack Chiles, New York, NY; Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY; Prairie, Chicago, IL; among others including Noplace at P.P.O.W. Gallery in New York, NY and In Practice: Total Disbelief at SculptureCenter, Queens, NY. In 2018, they were artists in residence at 2727 California Street, Berkeley, CA and Shandaken: Storm King, NY.

Deli Gallery - All Rights Reserved 2020
Deli Gallery - All Rights Reserved 2020