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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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Click to view images of the full process.

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

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Summer Events at Ferrin Contemporary & Project Art 2018

DIRECTIONS: SERGEI ISUPOV


on view through July 22
Ferrin Contemporary
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams

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Click to view more work by Sergei Isupov.

MARA SUPERIOR


Hilltown Open Studios Tour (HOST)
June 24–25

26 artists show their work in 24 locations in the Hillltowns of Western Mass.
Mara Superior is the featured artist at Project Art.

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CRISTINA CÓRDOVA: DEL BALCÓN


Thursday, July 26, 2018
Preview during DownStreet Art in North Adams
Cristina Cordóva’s solo exhibition, Del balcón
on view through September 16.

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PROJECT ART OPEN HOUSE


July 28–29, 2018
Open House at Project Art
52 Main Street, Cummington
Selected works from Ferrin Contemporary,
private collections, and current projects.

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HILLTOWN6 POTTERY TOUR


July 28–29, 2018
Backroads, summertime, great pots.
Download the map and schedule.

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HOPS + POTS


Sat, July 28, 2018, 6:00–8:30pm
Local Beer, Food, Pottery, Music
Benefit Party and Sale for Studio Potter
Project Art, 54 Main Street, Cummington, MA

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CURATED ART TOURS


Let us help you organize a group itinerary to visit the Berkshires and get behind the scenes with artists, curators – now scheduling fall 2018 and spring 2019 tours for museum and collector groups.

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FERRIN CONTEMPORARY
in Building 13 on the MASS MoCA Campus


Start or end your day at FERRIN CONTEMPORARY while you explore the world of MASS MoCA and Downtown North Adams for more local art, food, and, of course, beer.

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SIN-YING HO: PAST FORWARD

March 30–May 27, 2018
Hood Downtown, Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH

Opening with the artist: Friday, April 6, 5–7pm
“Conversations and Connections” discussion with
Hood Director, John Stomberg and Sin-ying Ho: Saturday, April 7, 2–3pm

If Chinese ceramic art has a heart, it beats in Jingdezhen. For centuries, artisans there have made vessels that traveled far and wide. Their fluid forms and recognizable decorations have inspired celebratory prose and devoted followers around the world. Today, artist Sin-ying Ho works in these same ceramics factories. Though Jingdezhen potters have long defined tradition, Ho has expanded both their forms and their imagery in contemporary ceramics that are thoroughly of the twenty-first century.
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EXHIBITION CATALOG

This beautiful, 16-page catalog includes:
• Images of the work in the exhibition.
• Comprehensive essay by Denise Patry Leidy, Ph.D., Ruth and Bruce Dayton Curator of Asian Art and head of the Department of Asian Art at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut.
• Conversation with the artist and John Stromberg, Ph.D., Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961 Director of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth.

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Revive, Remix, Respond: 
Contemporary Ceramic Artists and The Frick Pittsburgh

February 17–May 27, 2018

Revive, Remix, Respond

Showcases contemporary artists who are breathing new life into the ceramic medium by reinvigorating age-old motifs, processes, and techniques. Contemporary ceramicists were invited to respond to and produce new works that reference the art, objects, and social history of the collections at The Frick Pittsburgh, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, PA.

photo: Mara Superior, “Kangxi Period, Qing Dynasty/ A Collection” 2018.

Remix Your Friday Exhibition Preview

Friday, February 16, 5:30-7:30pm

Join us for a happy hour in The Frick Art Museum to celebrate the opening of this exhibition, Be among the first to see this unique exhibition, which features work from established and emerging artists. The evening will also feature gallery talks from exhibition curator Dawn Brean and exhibited artist Beth Lipman (pictured).
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photo: Beth Lipman working at John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

 

CRISTINA CÓRDOVA
New York, Pittsburgh, Massachusetts, Indonesia

 

CRISTINA CÓRDOVA: JUNGLA
solo exhibition 

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum
at Alfred University, Alfred, NY
February 2–July 16, 2018
Opening Reception: February 2, 6–9pm
Artist Talk: 4:30pm
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Click to view stop-action footage of installation.

NCECA CONFERENCE PITTSBURGH 

March 14–17, 2018
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
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CRISTINA CÓRDOVA: Demonstrating Artist
Thursday, March 15, 9:00am–12:00pm
“I will demonstrate the construction of a large scale torso through the use of slabs. Utilizing proportional references the building strategy will involve developing individual elements that will later stack into a four- to five-foot-tall piece.” 

WORKSHOPS

FLESHING
Figurative Sculpture
July 29–August 4, 2018
Project Art, Cummington, MA
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GIVING LIFE
A study of proportion, anatomy, and expression in the torso
November 4–17, 2018
Gaya Ceramic Arts Center, Ubud Bali, Indonesia
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ONLINE COURSE
THE HEAD IN CLAY
Everything you need to make great faces
15% discount with user code HOLA
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CRISTINA CÓRDOVA: CUERPO
solo exhibition
July 29—September 16, 2018
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Ferrin Contemporary
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
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SAVE THE DATE
VISIT THE BERKSHIRES IN 2018
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Cristina Córdova is represented by Ferrin Contemporary. Click to view work.

Ferrin Contemporary at the
NEW YORK CERAMICS & GLASS FAIR 2018
Jan 18–21, 2018

Kurt Weiser, “Random House (globe)” 2017, porcelain, glaze, china paint, metal, 30 x 14 x 14″.

Chris Antemann

SPECIAL EXHIBITION
“Revive, Remix, Respond: Contemporary Ceramic Artists
at The NYC&GF and The Frick Pittsburgh”

Organized by Dawn Reid Brean, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts
at The Frick Pittsburgh, and Leslie Ferrin, Director of Ferrin Contemporary.

20 contemporary artists respond to and produce new works
that reference the art, objects and social history of the The Frick’s collections.
Full exhibition at The Frick Pittsburgh:
February 16–May 27, 2018.

LECTURE
“Revive, Remix, Respond:
Contemporary Ceramic Artists at The Frick Pittsburgh”

with Dawn Brean and attending artists
Friday, January 19, 2–3 pm
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LOCATION

Bohemian National Hall
(Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
321 East 73rd Street
New York, NY 10021

SHOW HOURS
Preview

Wed, January 17th | 5–8:30pm

General Admission
Thu–Sat | 11am–7pm
Sun | 11am–4pm
No Admittance Sunday after 3:30pm

LOOKING AHEAD IN 2018

Bouke de Vries: War & Pieces, coming to North America in 2018

NEW YORK CERAMICS & GLASS FAIR


January 18–21, 2018
Bohemian National Hall, NYC

SPECIAL EXHIBITION
Selected works from upcoming exhibition:
Revive, Remix, Respond: Contemporary Ceramic Artists at The Frick Pittsburgh
CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTIST & CURATORS
Friday & Saturday Lecture Series

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Click here for a COMPLIMENTARY TICKET to NYC&GF.

image: Dirk Staschke “Vanitas Vase”

CRISTINA CÓRDOVA: LA JUNGLA


Opening February 2
Solo Exhibition
Alfred Ceramic Art Museum
Alfred University, Alfred, NY
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image: Cristina Cordova, work in process, “Jungla”

REVIVE, REMIX, RESPOND


Opening February 16
The Frick Pittsburgh
20 contemporary artists respond to the art, objects, and history of the collections at The Frick Pittsburgh.
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image: Robin Best “The Knight of the Lions”

SIN-YING HO: PAST FORWARD


March 30–May 27, 2018
Hood Downtown, 53 Main Street, Hanover, NH
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image: Sin-ying Ho, “Histogram No. 2”

RESOLUTION #1 2018 VISIT THE BERKSHIRES


Let us help plan your visit with a curated itinerary. We can help you arrange studio visits, navigate various museum exhibitions and performance offerings, as well as recommend trails and outdoor adventures.
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image: Evan Hauser, “Preservation & Use (Teton Range by Thomas Moran)”

SHOP SMALL WORKS


FERRIN CONTEMPORARY’S SQUARE SHOP
Browse our eclectic selection of small works by resident and gallery artists and our diverse collection of books and catalogs.
Presenting newly available American studio pottery from private collections and artists studios.

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photo: Kadri Parnamets at Ferrin Contemporary, “The Women”

KADRI PÄRNAMETS


SMALL WORKS
vases and teapots
Browse the Shop.

Pärnamets is a featured artist in
THE WOMEN
at Ferrin Contemporary
1315 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA
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Click to view for more work by Pärnamets.

TEAPOTS


OUR EVER CHANGING COLLECTION OF TEAPOTS
studio pottery, limited-edition and unique works
Also available, Leslie Ferrin’s book, Teapots Transformed.

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photo: Jenny Mendes, Teapot

PETER PINCUS


EWERS AND VASES
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UPCOMING
New work at NY Ceramics & Glass Fair
January 18–22, 2018
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Pincus: Channeling Josiah Wedgwood
lecture at NYC&GF with Peter Pincus
Friday, January 19, 12pm
Artist Peter Pincus speaks about his research into the Wedgwood Collections at Birmingham Museum of Art and how conversations with curator Anne Forschler of the Birmingham Museum of Art are being incorporated into his new work and teaching.

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SERGEI ISUPOV


SMALL WORKS
brooches, cups, catalogs and a tee shirt from StarWorks
available through the shop
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UPCOMING
FIGURE-GROUND: Illustrated Sculpture Workshops
January 4–8 and April 8–14, 2018
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Click for more work by Isupov.

GROWLERS


Growlers by Brad Klem and Growlerfest artists are available for immediate shipment and order.
Browse the Shop.

UPCOMING
GROWLERFEST in Pittsburgh
exhibition March 2–29
NCECA Venue Sponsored Exhibition March 1–17
GrowlerFest at the Brewhouse
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STUDIO POTTERY & DESIGN


Visit our square shop to purchase available works from private collections, artist archives and resident artists at Project Art.

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DOWNSIZING IN 2018?


accepting consignments for spring sales
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BOOKS AND CATALOGS
Visit our square shop to purchase books and catalogs written by and featuring our artists.
Browse the Shop.

MICHAEL SIMON EVOLUTION
essays by Glen R. Brown, Emily Galusha, Warren MacKenzie, Mark Pharis, Susan Stokes Roberts, Mark Shapiro, and Michael Simon

SELECTIONS FROM
HIDDEN MESSAGES 


Highlights from Sergei Isupov: Hidden Messages,  originally shown at Erie Art Museum, are now on view at Ferrin Contemporary, 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA. The exhibit includes one of Isupov’s larger-than-life figural sculptures with smaller works blown across a full wall of wind and shadows. Hidden Messages is available for exhibition at other galleries and museums.
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FIGURE—GROUND WORKSHOP


Illustrated Sculpture Workshop with Sergei Isupov
September 17–23, 2017
at Project Art, Cummington, MA
This week-long intensive workshop explores the sculpted form in clay, the painted surface, and development of a personal narrative. The workshop will combine hands-on demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and lectures.
Click for more.
Click to register.


This towering sculpture was produced by Isupov in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Skælskør, Denmark, in July 2017.
Image courtesy Pricilla Mouritzen.
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This group exhibition was produced during artist residencies at Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark.
Presented at
Guldagergaard, Skælskør, Denmark
September 30—October 30, 2016
and at Officinesaffi, Milan, Italy
June 22–July 14, 2017
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Click to view article in Architectural Digest.

SMALL WORKS BY SERGEI ISUPOV


Mugs, brooches, and other small objects are available through Ferrin Contemporary’s online shop.
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