ARTIST NEWS: SERGEI ISUPOV

Ferrin Contemporary presents
DIRECTIONS: SERGEI ISUPOV
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA

This exhibition explores a range of ideas leading in new directions. Isupov, an established sculptor based in Cummington, MA, and Tallinn, Estonia, is world known for his surrealistic, figure-ground personal narratives which simultaneously integrate painted imagery and dimensional surfaces.

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2018 MASTERS IN CRAFT

Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY
June 24–August 20
Opening Reception Wednesday, June 27,  3–5pm

Several contemporary masters will be highlighted in this predominantly three-dimensional exhibition featuring work in wood, glass, clay, metal, fiber, and mixed media. A combination of well-seasoned and some newly recognized artists will be showing the best of their craft. Their unique styles will collectively create a symmetry of work in the Strohl Art Center.

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ISUPOV in “THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE”

In his article, Ferrin Contemporary Gallery ‘It’s about some sort of transition or searching,’ John Seven, Eagle Correspondent, explores “Directions: Sergei Isupov” with the artist himself. Why does Isupov do what he does? What is he looking to become? Where is he going with his work?

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FIGURE—GROUND:
Illustrated Sculpture Workshops with Sergei Isupov at Project Art, Cummington, MA

• September 23–29: Seven Day, Hands-On Workshop
• October 12-14: Weekend, Demonstration Workshop

Join internationally acclaimed sculptor Sergei Isupov for intensive workshops exploring the sculpted form in clay, the painted surface, and development of a personal narrative.

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ISUPOV WORKSHOP IN ESTONIA

July 14–18, 2018
Studio Asuurkeraamika
Tallinn, Estonia

FIGURE-GROUND with Sergei Isupov in Estonia is held at Studio Asuurkeraamika, a ceramics centre located in a medieval tower that once guarded Tallinn’s Old Town.  The five floors include studio, classroom, and gallery of contemporary ceramics, all linked by spiraling limestone staircases. Information and registration form are available on Project Art’s website.

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ISUPOV FIRE SCULPTURE

Sergei Isupov and Andres Allik offer “Fire Sculpture” as a traveling production. Isupov, an acclaimed international sculptor, collaborates with Andres Allik, master kiln builder, to create a performative firing experience. The project climaxes with an opening of the tulip-like kiln while at peak temperature, with participation from the audience.
Event is available for hire.

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Sergei Isupov is represented by Ferrin Contemporary. Click to view work.