1315 MASS MoCA Way

ARTIST NEWS: SERGEI ISUPOV SUMMER 2018

ARTIST NEWS: SERGEI ISUPOV SUMMER 2018

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.

Click to inquire.
Click to view images of the full process.

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

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ARTIST NEWS: CRISTINA CÓRDOVA

ARTIST NEWS: CRISTINA CÓRDOVA

 

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.

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New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2018

New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2018

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

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2018 News and Resolution #1

2018 News and Resolution #1

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

Click for more.
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
Click for more.

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.
Click for more.

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.
Click for more.
Click to inquire.
image: Evan Hauser, “Preservation & Use (Teton Range by Thomas Moran)”

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Small Works of Sculpture, Design, and Studio Pottery

Small Works of Sculpture, Design, and Studio Pottery

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.

Browse the Shop.

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
Click to view The Women

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.

Browse the Shop.

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
Click for ticket.

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.

Click to view more work by Pincus.

SERGEI ISUPOV


SMALL WORKS
brooches, cups, catalogs and a tee shirt from StarWorks
available through the shop
Browse the Shop.

UPCOMING
FIGURE-GROUND: Illustrated Sculpture Workshops
January 4–8 and April 8–14, 2018
Click for more.

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
Click for more & call for entries.

STUDIO POTTERY & DESIGN


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

Browse the Shop.

DOWNSIZING IN 2018?


accepting consignments for spring sales
Click here to send us a message.

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

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The Women

The Women

Cristina Córdova, “Encanto” 2017, clay & mixed media drawing on acid-free cardboard, 82 x 60”.

THE WOMEN

Ferrin Contemporary presents selected works by women artists whose primary medium is clay. On view in the gallery and online, we introduce new works by emerging and established artists along with masterworks available from private collections and artist archives.

ON VIEW at Ferrin Contemporary
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
through Dec 31, 2017

Click here to view full news item.
Click here to view show online.

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ARTIST NEWS: SERGEI ISUPOV  |  Fire Sculpture, Workshop, Exhibitions

ARTIST NEWS: SERGEI ISUPOV | Fire Sculpture, Workshop, Exhibitions

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.
Click to view more.
Click to inquire.

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
Click for more.
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.
Click for more.

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Building 13 Open House at MASS MoCA

Building 13 Open House at MASS MoCA

BUILDING 13 OPEN HOUSE

JOIN US!

 

Celebrate the art and artists in Building 13 at MASS MoCA. View ongoing and new exhibitions, meet artists and see work in process in The Studios at MASS MoCA, and browse the gallery and art library at The Artist Book Foundation.

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 5–7pm
Building 13, 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
Beer, wine, and refreshments will be served

1st FLOOR
CYNTHIA-REEVES
Ferrin Contemporary

2nd FLOOR
The Studios at MASS MoCA, a program of Assets for Artists
The Artist Book Foundation

FEATURING

 

CYNTHIA-REEVES: Thomas Jackson — exhibition and artist working on-site
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Ferrin Contemporary: Sergei Isupov — Selections from Hidden Messages, ceramic sculpture
Click for more.

The Artist Book Foundation: Mary Sipp Green — Summer Vistas and Atmospheric abstracts, autographed copies of Green’s beautiful monograph, “Every Hour of the Light”
Click for more.

The Studios at MASS MoCA by Assets for Artists: Open Studios
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• Art in the Building 13 Common Area
Giselle Hicks — tile painting produced at Arts / Industry Kohler Co., former resident artist at Project Art, courtesy of Ferrin Contemporary
Yechel Gagnon — custom-made and hand carved plywood, courtesy of CYNTHIA-REEVES

The Chalet: Bella — live music in MASS MoCA’s riverside beer garden
Bar opens at 5:30pm; events begin around 8pm.
Click for more.

A complex of beautifully restored 19th-century mill buildings, which includes the museum galleries and multi-venue center for the performing arts, the MASS MoCA campus is a constellation of creative artists, innovative programs, cultural institutions, businesses, and lovers of great art, food, and drink who come together to infuse the historic factory setting with vibrant culture and commerce.

Building 13 is located at 1315 MASS MoCA Way, at the south end of the museum campus.

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SUMMER AT FERRIN CONTEMPORARY, JUNE EVENTS IN NORTH ADAMS

SUMMER AT FERRIN CONTEMPORARY, JUNE EVENTS IN NORTH ADAMS

SUMMER AT FERRIN CONTEMPORARY
JUNE EVENTS IN NORTH ADAMS

 

FERRIN CONTEMPORARY, located on the campus of MASS MoCA, lies in the heart of the Berkshires.

The gallery is located at 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams.

SUMMER HOURS: now open daily 11am–5pm.

PETER PINCUS


New Work
ON VIEW at Ferrin Contemporary.

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Click to inquire.

RAYMON ELOZUA


Sculpture & Photography
ON VIEW at Ferrin Contemporary

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Click to inquire.

KURT WEISER


Ceramics & Prints
ON VIEW at Ferrin Contemporary

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Click to inquire.

SOLID SOUND
WILCO’S MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL


Friday–Sunday, June 23–June 25 at MASS MoCA

Please note that parking will be limited. To visit the gallery, park in town and walk over or call ahead to make an appointment for a temporary pass, 413.346.4404.

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POW! POTS ON WHEELS


Friday–Sunday, June 23–June 25

Courtyard A at MASS MoCA during Solid Sound

Thursday, June 29th during DOWNSTREET ART

This collaborative group of potters will bring their 17-foot van to connect with the community by making and inviting visitors to create simple​ ​ceramic pots.

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DOWNSTREET ART 2017


Thursday, June 29, starting at 5:00pm

An evening program of visual and performing art events including exhibitions, video screenings, and site-specific installations throughout downtown North Adams and the MASS MoCA campus.

Save future DOWNSTREET dates: July 27 & August 24.

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SAVE THE DATE
HOPS + POTS


Friday, July 28, 6–8:30pm

Local Beer, Food, Studio Pottery, Music
Benefit Party and Sale for Studio Potter
at Project Art, 54 Main Street, Cummington

Click for more.

PARKING MADE EASY


MASS MoCA’s main parking area is adjacent to
Ferrin Contemporary in Building 13. Start or end your day with us. Explore The World of MASS MoCA and Downtown North Adams for more local art, food, and beer.

Click for more about visiting.

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Renwick Alliance: Berkshire Tour in October

Renwick Alliance: Berkshire Tour in October

Mint Museum Founder’s Circle & James Renwick Alliance
HEART OF THE BERKSHIRES TOUR
A Visual Arts Experience in Western Massachusetts
October 19–22, 2017
curated itinerary focused on studio ceramics and glass for up to 20

THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT.
If your group (of ten or more) is interested in your own curated tour of the arts in the Berkshires, let us know. We’d love to help you plan.

Sergei Isupov
Sergei Isupov
Josh Simpson
Josh Simpson

Every year, cultural tourism attracts visitors from all corners of the globe to the Berkshires, drawn by the opportunity to experience contemporary art and culture at world-class institutions, including museums, theaters and galleries.

Director Leslie Ferrin of Ferrin Contemporary and Project Art, a specialist in contemporary clay, with the help of Mark Leach, Independent Arts Writer, Museum Consultant, and Founding Director and Chief Curator of the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, will curate a four day/three night tour of Western Massachusetts with a focus on studio ceramics and glass.

Guests will make connections with key people in behind-the-scenes experiences with curators and artists. They will experience the Berkshire’s slow food movement at a range of fabulous dining experiences. Two special meals that include sampling local crafted beers and farm produce will be presented on locally-made tableware. These will take place in the studios of Josh Simpson and at Project Art with Sergei Isupov and resident artists.

Studio visits include:
• artists-in-residence at the studios at MASS MoCA
• various artists working in the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts
ceramicists: Mark Shapiro and Mara Superior
sculptors: Sergei Isupov and Kadri Pärnamets
visiting artist: Paul Scott
glass artists: Josh Simpson and Wesley Fleming

Click here sign up for the tour.

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