Glazed & Diffused

POISE: Peter Christian Johnson press release

POISE: Peter Christian Johnson press release

POISE: Peter Christian Johnson press release

November 18–December 31, 2016 at Ferrin Contemporary 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA

Opening Reception Saturday, November 19, 4–6pm

“POISE explores the tension between acts of labor and collapse, between precision and failure.  It is a meditation on entropy that uses Gothic cathedrals as a foil to examine the dichotomy of beauty and loss. For this exhibition Johnson has created a series of highly organized architectural forms based on the floor plans of historic cathedrals. These forms are distorted and deconstructed under the weight of the glaze in an attempt to find virtue in brokenness.” — Peter Christian Johnson

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Click here to view work by Peter Christian Johnson.

Posted by REBECCA WEINMAN in Press Releases
Year in Review 2015

Year in Review 2015

YEAR IN REVIEW 2015

A review of last year’s highlights and trends with special thanks to all who made it possible with their art, interest, encouragement, and support.

Click here to view the YEAR IN REVIEW 2015.

The trend of international artists creating contemporary works embedded into centers of industrial porcelain production continues to grow. Our special exhibition of contemporary porcelain made in Jingdezhen, China was presented at the New York Ceramic & Glass Fair, New York, NY.

Julie Bartholomew, Caroline Cheng, Sam Chung, Future Retrieval (Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis), Sin-ying Ho, Garth Johnson, Paul Mathieu, Paul Scott, Robert Silverman, and Vipoo Srivilasa

Read more… Darryl Wee in Blouin Art Info

MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS

American museums are actively acquiring contemporary ceramics created from 1950 to the present through purchases of masterworks from private collections and the milestones by artists at mid-career.

Kurt Weiser, "Pair of Cubist Vases (2)" 2013, porcelain, cobalt pigment, glaze, 23.5 x 12 x 10".

THE POTTERS TALE

Contextualizing 6,000 Years of Ceramics
Mount Holyoke College Museum
South Hadley, MA
A collection survey with contemporary artists
Sin-ying Ho
Steven Young Lee
Paul Scott
Kurt Weiser
image: Kurt Weiser, Pair of Cubist Vases, permanent collection of Mount Holyoke Art Museum

Read more… Holly Davis in Maine Antique Digest

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum:
(right) George Inness, American (1825-1894), "Saco Ford: Conway Meadows" 1876,
oil on canvas.
(center top) Homer Dodge Martin, American (1836-1897), "A Glimpse of Lake Placid," 1887, oil on canvas.
(center bottom) Paul Scott, "Scott's Cumbrian Blue(s), American Scenery, Hudson River, Indian Point No. 4, " 2015, ceramic transfer decal. 
(left) Albert Bierstadt, American (1830-1902), "Hetch Hetchy Canyon," 1875, oil on canvas

PAUL SCOTT
Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Mount Holyoke Art Museum, S. Hadley, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ
RISD Art Museum, Providence, RI
The Chipstone Foundation, Milwaukee, WI

JASON WALKER SOLO EXHIBITIONS

walker 2015

On the River, Down the Road
solo exhibition
Bellevue Arts Museum
Bellevue, WA

Bridge 13
solo exhibition
Society for Contemporary Craft
Pittsburgh, PA

Read more… Anthony Stellacio in C-FILE

NCECA CONFERENCE IN PROVIDENCE, RI

NCECA 2015

NCECA COLLECTORS TOUR
March 2015: All around Providence and environs led by Leslie Ferrin and Paul Sacaridiz in the annual, behind-the-scenes tour of private collections, museum exhibitions, and gallery shows in conjunction with the National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts.

“I’m goin’ to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come.”  Read more… NCECA March 2016

Sergei Isupov, "Beneath the Sky Giants" detail, 2015, porcelain, slip, glaze, 32 x 14 x 15".

HISTORY INFORMS CONTEMPORARY
This year’s NCECA conference exhibitions in New England took full advantage of the exploding trend of showing contemporary art in historic contexts by artists who use history to inform their contemporary art practice.

OF EARTH & SEA: Contemporary Artists Respond to the New Bedford Whaling Museum Collection
group show including Sergei Isupov
New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford, MA

PAUL SCOTT & ANDREW RAFTERY: Transferware Scenery — Gardens, Bridges, Trucks, Turbines, and Willows

Paul Scott
Andrew Raftery
Benson Hall Gallery
Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, RI

MASTERS MATTER

There is a lineage among artists working in clay. Our summer exhibition, GLAZED & DIFFUSED, is the first of a series curated by Leslie Ferrin to explore multigenerational trends in contemporary ceramics. The 2015 survey focused on color theory and abstract expressionism and presented works for sale from the secondary market side by side with important works by emerging and established mid-career artists.

GLAZED & DIFFUSED
Ferrin Contemporary
1315 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA
group show
Ramon Elozua, Peter Christian Johnson, Jun Kaneko, Jae Yong Kim, Steven Young Lee, Lauren Mabry, Sara Moorhouse, Ron Nagle, George Ohr, Peter Pincus, Robert Silverman, Linda Sormin, Toshiko Takaezu, Beatrice Wood, Betty Woodman

Read more… Brook Mason in Wallpaper*

A DYNASTY CONTINUES

Sergei Isupov, Russian, born in Ukraine into a well-known family of artists, worked in his parents’ studios until he left home at age 11 for full-time art school.  He continues the tradition in the USA by working in the studio he shares with his wife and daughter.

FAMILY AFFAIR
Sergei Isupov, Kadri Pärnamets, Roosi Isupov

Ferrin Contemporary
1315 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA

BLUE AND WHITE

A never ending trend. The powerful visual result of applying cobalt to porcelain continues to inspire artists and curators, and influence design. In addition to ceramics, Laurent de Verneuil curated this important traveling exhibition that included painting, photography, styrofoam, and video.

MY BLUE CHINA
Foundation Bernadaud, Limoges, France
Museum Ariana, Geneva, Switzerland
group show including
Sin-ying Ho
Caroline Slotte
Bouke de Vries

Read more…. Bill Rodgers in C-FILE

MASTERS MATTER

There is a lineage among artists working in clay. Our summer exhibition, GLAZED & DIFFUSED, is the first of a series curated by Leslie Ferrin to explore multigenerational trends in contemporary ceramics. The 2015 survey focused on color theory and abstract expressionism and presented works for sale from the secondary market side by side with important works by emerging and established mid-career artists.

GLAZED & DIFFUSED
Ferrin Contemporary
1315 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA
group show
Ramon Elozua, Peter Christian Johnson, Jun Kaneko, Jae Yong Kim, Steven Young Lee, Lauren Mabry, Sara Moorhouse, Ron Nagle, George Ohr, Peter Pincus, Robert Silverman, Linda Sormin, Toshiko Takaezu, Beatrice Wood, Betty Woodman

Read more… Brook Mason in Wallpaper*

INSTAGRAM

#ferrincontemporaryontheroad

Follow along as we travel to present lectures, attend art fairs, visit private and public collections and go behind the scenes in museum storage. In 2015, we thank our hosts in Vancouver, Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Atlanta, Asheville, Penland, Sparta, Charlotte, London, Cumbria, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Washington, New Haven, and of course, New York City.

Trending, now official, #clayiseverywhere

CRISTINA CÓRDOVA

solo exhibition

Ferrin Contemporary introduced Cristina Córdova to the international art scene in Miami with new sculpture and painting.  One of the most recognized international figural sculptors working today and a recipient of the USA artist fellowship, her schedule in 2016 is set: studio time, new equipment, and a solo exhibition.

Read more… Bill Rodgers in C-FILE

THANKS TO ARTISTS, FRIENDS, & COLLEAGUES

ARTISTS
Ralph Bacerra
Julie Bartholomew
Robin Best
Stephen Bowers
Caroline Cheng
Sam Chung
Cristina Córdova
Claire Cureen
Bouke de Vries
Richard Dillingham
Raymon Elozua
Viola Frey
Future Retrieval
Giselle Hicks
Sin-Ying Ho
Sergei Isupov
Garth Johnson
Jun Kaneko
Jae Yong Kim
Steven Young Lee
Lauren Mabry
Paul Mathieu
Sara Moorhouse
Ron Nagle
George Ohr
Frances Palmer
Kadri Pärnamets
Peter Pincus
Andrew Raftery
Paul Scott
Robert Silverman
Caroline Slotte
Linda Sormin
Vipoo Srivilasa
Mara Superior
Toshiko Takaezu
Jason Walker
Kurt Weiser
Beatrice Wood
Betty Woodman
Read more…

PARTNERS IN ART
Abmeyer & Wood Fine Art, Seattle, WA
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Ariana Museum, Geneva, Switzerland
Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
Benson Hall Gallery at RISD, Providence, RI
Bernadaud, Limoges, France
Blue Coat Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Blue Line, Roseville, CA
Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Center for Art in Wood, Philadelphia, PA
Ceramic Research Center, ASU, Tempe, AZ
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA
Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Concord Art Association, Concord, MA
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Cross MacKenzie Fine Arts, Washington, DC
Cynthia-Reeves, North Adams, MA
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO
David Austin Art Projects Inc., Palm Desert, CA
David Nolan Gallery, New York, NY
Deedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA
Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR
George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
The Grocery Store Gallery, Mountaindale, NY
Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
Hunterdon Art Museum, Hunterdon, NJ
Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook, NY
Kasher | Potamkin Gallery, New York, NY
Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, AZ
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA
New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA
New York Ceramic & Glass Fair, New York, NY
Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ
PULSE Miami
Rago Arts & Auction Center, Lambertville, NJ
RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI
Sienna Patti Contemporary, Lenox, MA
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Waterfall Mansion, New York, NY
William Shearborn Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

IN SUPPORT OF CREATIVITY
Alturas Foundation, San Antonio, TX
AMACO Indianapolis, IN
Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT
Artist Legacy Foundation, Oakland, CA
Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Asheville, NC
Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Craft Emergency Relief Fund, Montpelier, VT
International Academy of Ceramics
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, MCLA, North Adams, MA
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Boulder, CO
Office for the Arts at Harvard, Ceramics Program, Allston, MA
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Placer Community Foundation, Auburn, CA
Sheffield Pottery, Sheffield, MA
Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME

MEDIA
American Craft
The Art of Inventive Repair
(Andrew Baseman)
Artsy Guide
Asian in NY
Blouin Art Info
C-FILE
Ceramic Art & Perception
Ceramic Review
Ceramics Monthly
The China Press
Crafts Magazine
DXV American Standard
(Lynn Bryne)
Hi Fructose
Hyperallergic
Juxtapose
Maine Antique Digest

New York Observer (culture)
New York Times: Art & Design
Rogovoy Report
Rural Intelligence
The Studio Potter
Take Magazine
Tondo
Wallpaper
*
Read more…

LECTURE HOSTS
Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada
Founders Circle, Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC
Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Skælskør, Denmark
Oslo Academy of Fine Arts, KHIO, Oslo, Norway
Royal College of Art, London, UK
University of the Arts, Central St. Martins, London, UK

IN REMEMBERANCE
Candice Groot
Anne Wollman

FERRIN CONTEMPORARY TEAM
Donald Clark
Jake Czaja
Dan Farrell
Alexandra Jelleberg
Bill Kelly
John Polak
Melissa Post
Rebecca Weinman
Lynn Zimmerman

PROJECT ART
June Ferrin
Chase Gamblin
Roosi Isupov
Sergei Isupov
Alexandra Jelleberg
Bradley Klem
Kadri Pärnamets
Paul Scott
Graeme Sloan
Lucy Sloan

Posted by REBECCA WEINMAN in Blog, GISELLE HICKS ARTIST NEWS
Wallpaper: Ceramic Futures at GLAZED & DIFFUSED

Wallpaper: Ceramic Futures at GLAZED & DIFFUSED

“Collecting ceramics has long been sequestered to the worlds of Wedgewood and Worcester, but there’s a new and evolving chapter when it comes to contemporary work….”

Brooke Mason, in an August 2015 edition of Wallpaper, interviews Leslie Ferrin about the impact contemporary ceramics on the art world.

Click here to read the full article.

Posted by REBECCA WEINMAN in Artist News, News, Press Coverage
DownStreet Art Summer 2015

DownStreet Art Summer 2015

JULY-SEPTEMBER    |   DOWNSTREET NORTH ADAMS

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Thursdays, July 30, August 27, and September 24, 6 to 8 pm
1315 MASS MoCA Way and throughout North Adams
FREE

Ferrin Contemporary and other DownStreet art venues and galleries, stores, and restaurants will extend their hours on the last Thursday of the summer months to celebrate the arts.

Posted by REBECCA WEINMAN in Events, Past events
Artsy Guide to Art in the Berkshires

Artsy Guide to Art in the Berkshires

Artsy Magazine Your Daytrip Guide to the Art of the Berkshires
The July 15, 2015 editorial in Artsy Magazine lists the “six stops not to miss” on your art tour of the Berkshires. Among them are FERRIN CONTRMPORARY and CYNTHIA-REEVES galleries.
Click here to read full article.

Posted by REBECCA WEINMAN in News, Press Coverage
CLAY IS HOT! Good Better Best Panel Discussion & DISH + DINE

CLAY IS HOT! Good Better Best Panel Discussion & DISH + DINE

SUNDAY JULY 19   |   CLAY IS HOT! GOOD BETTER BEST
Panel Discussion and Dinner in the Gallery

1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams

3 pm | PANEL DISCUSSION

1315 MASS MoCA Way
FREE

Collecting ceramics from George Ohr to Ai Weiwei — join specialists Suzanne Perrault, David Rago, and Daniel Farrell for a panel discussion moderated by Leslie Ferrin about provenance, connoisseurship, and values in ceramics, pottery, and porcelain from 1900 to the present.

Guests will have a chance to view the exhibition, GLAZED & DIFFUSED, before the panel discussion and afterwards during a wine and cheese reception in the gallery.

6:30 pm | DISH+DINE

1315 MASS MoCA Way
$75. Space is limited.

Enjoy this dinner event in the gallery with collectors, artists, and the panelists. Gramercy Bistro, MASS MoCA’s in-house bistro, will serve modern fare made from locally-sourced food. Ceramic artist Michael McCarthy will provide the handmade dinnerware.

This event has sold out. Call 413-346-4004 to be added to the waiting list. Click here to let us know of your interest and we’ll let you know about other upcoming events and DISH + DINEs.

Posted by REBECCA WEINMAN in Events, Past events
2015 SUMMER EVENTS

2015 SUMMER EVENTS

 


 

SUNDAY JULY 19   |   CLAY IS HOT! GOOD BETTER BEST
Panel Discussion and Dinner in the Gallery

1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams

3 pm | PANEL DISCUSSION

1315 MASS MoCA Way
FREE

Collecting ceramics from George Ohr to Ai Weiwei — join specialists Suzanne Perrault, David Rago, and Daniel Farrell for a panel discussion moderated by Leslie Ferrin about provenance, connoisseurship, and values in ceramics, pottery, and porcelain from 1900 to the present.

Guests will have a chance to view the exhibition, GLAZED & DIFFUSED, before the panel discussion and afterwards during a wine and cheese reception in the gallery.

6:30 pm | DISH+DINE

1315 MASS MoCA Way
$75. Space is limited.

Enjoy this dinner event in the gallery with collectors, artists, and the panelists. Gramercy Bistro, MASS MoCA’s in-house bistro, will serve modern fare made from locally-sourced food. Ceramic artist Michael McCarthy will provide the handmade dinnerware.

This event has sold out. Call 413-346-4004 to be added to the waiting list. Click here to let us know of your interest and we’ll let you know about other upcoming events and DISH + DINEs.


 

JULY 25 & 26   |   PROJECT ART OPEN HOUSE and SATURDAY LUNCH
Studio tours and open galleries

54 Main Street, Cummington, MA

Cummington-The-Loop-13

OPEN STUDIOS & GALLERIES

Saturday, July 25 10am -5 pm
Sunday, July 26, 12 pm-4 pm
FREE

ON VIEW IN THE GALLERIES:

Selections from current projects: GLAZED & DIFFUSED; Family Affair:Sergei Isupov, Kadri Pärnamets, and their daughter, Roosi; and Paul Scott’s 2015 American Scenery.

ON VIEW IN THE STUDIOS:

Finished pieces and works in progress by artists-in-residence, including Alexandra Jelleberg. Also work by June Ferrin and guest Elenor Wilson.

ARTIST DEMOS

SATURDAY LUNCH

Join us for conversation and lunch with artists and friends at Project Art.
Lunch, from The Olde Creamery, is $15. Reservation deadline is July 23. Please complete the Eventbrite form below.

CLICK HERE FOR LUNCH RESERVATIONS
Admission to the galleries and studios are free and do not require an RSVP.
These events are concurrent with the Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour. Click here for more information about the Hilltown 6 events.


 

AUGUST 8   |   STUDIO AND GALLERY VISIT
Raymon Elozua Studio and Jack Shainman Gallery

Mountain Dale and Kinderhook, NY

Saturday, August 8, 2015
Take a field trip to Raymon Elozua’s studio in Mountain Dale, NY, and tour of the El Anatsui exhibition at the Jack Shainman Gallery: The School in nearby Kinderhook.

Tour + lunch without transportation: $40 per person.
Tour + lunch with bus fare included: $75 per person.
Limited space. Registration deadline is August 1.

CLICK HERE FOR FIELD TRIP RESERVATIONS

 

JULY-SEPTEMBER    |   DOWNSTREET NORTH ADAMS

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Thursdays, July 30, August 27, and September 24, 6 to 8 pm
1315 MASS MoCA Way and throughout North Adams
FREE

Ferrin Contemporary and other DownStreet art venues and galleries, stores, and restaurants will extend their hours on the last Thursday of the summer months to celebrate the arts.

 

Posted by REBECCA WEINMAN in Events, Past events