Mara Superior News

Ferrin Contemporary featured in The Rogovoy Report

Nature/Nurture, an exhibition featuring works by a dozen contemporary female artists exploring the influence of gender and its impact on their practice, opens at Ferrin Contemporary on the MASS MoCA campus on Wednesday, March 4, and runs through Saturday, March 28. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 20, 5:30 – 7:30pm.

Nature/Nurture includes work by Cristina Córdova, Giselle HicksLauren MabryAnina MajorCrystal Morey, Kadri PärnametsLinda Sikora, Sally SilberbergLinda SorminMara SuperiorRae Stern, and Tricia Zimic.

The timely exhibition explores ideas that range from direct interpretations of the natural world to more abstract notions, such as the construction of gender and the endowed role of women within their personal and professional careers….”

Rae’ut Stern, Artist Portrait, photo by T. Maxwell Wagner.

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Mara Superior On View at the Peabody Essex Museum of Art in Salem, MA

ON VIEW: PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM

Peabody Essex Museum of Art in Salem, MA | Currently on View, New Wing Opened in September 2019

MARA SUPERIOR IN MUSEUMS


In 2018, through the generous support of the Kohler Foundation, gifts of art by Mara Superior were made to fifteen museums throughout the USA.

This generous gift has opened opportunities for scholarship and public exhibitions. Several museums are currently showing works they received in this generous gift and plans are underway for a comprehensive career survey of the two artists’ works at the Racine Art Museum in Wisconsin.

 

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Mara Superior & Dean Lahikainen, The Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Art at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Mara Superior & Roy Superior, “Sea of Plenty” 2008, wood, paint, porcelain, glaze, gold luster, bone, ink, egg tempera, 10 x 10 x 3.5″.

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Mara Superior in “ART FOR DARTMOUTH: CELEBRATING THE 250TH”, August 31, 2019 – January 12, 2020.

Mara Superior in “ART FOR DARTMOUTH: CELEBRATING THE 250TH”, August 31, 2019 – January 12, 2020.

Art for Dartmouth: Celebrating the 250th

On view from August 31, 2019 –January 12, 2020.
Hood Museum of Art , Hanover, NH

Dartmouth now has a beautiful structure for displaying art—everything from Japanese netsuke to enormous contemporary paintings look great in our new galleries. With Art for Dartmouth: Celebrating the 250th, the Hood Museum has sought to channel the bounty of goodwill that made the building renovation possible into renewed enthusiasm for the art collection at the heart of the museum. As part of this initiative over the past few years, the Hood Museum has received numerous gifts of true significance to the collection. Many of these will be featured throughout the fall of 2019 to celebrate the continuing passion of Dartmouth for the arts and of our alumni for their beloved college.

Click to Read More in the Dartmouth Fall Quarterly

More about Mara Superior.

 

 

Mara Superior’s “Angelo Da Vendemmia—Castle Vase”, 2002, High-fired porcelain, ceramic oxides, underglaze, glaze. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of the Kohler Foundation, Inc.; 2019.14.2 “Art for Dartmouth: Celebrating the 250th”, August 31, 2019 –January 12, 2020.

 

 

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Flora/Fauna, The Chautauquan Daily, July 24th, 2019

Flora/Fauna, The Chautauquan Daily, July 24th, 2019

“‘Flora/Fauna’ Showcases Contemporary Ceramic Art”

by Elanor Bishop, July 24, 2019

“(The artists’) goal is not to produce a perfectly pouring teapot,” said Leslie Ferrin, Ferrin Contemporary director. “Their use of familiar forms … allows them as artists to deliver individual messages about environmentalism and shared global concerns.”

Judy Barie, Susan and John Turben Director of Visual Art Chautauqua Institute Galleries, worked with Ferrin to put together the show.

“(Barie) chose these three artists to feature in this exhibition,” Ferrin said. “The connecting thread was their common interests in portrayals of flora and fauna.”…

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More about FLORA/FAUNA here

 

‘Flora/Fauna’ Showcases Contemporary Ceramic Art

by Elanor Bishop

July 24, 2019

Flora/Fauna, Chautauqua Institution, 2019, Installation view, Images courtesy of ALEXANDER WADLEY/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER at The Chautauquan

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DONALD CLARK: Selections from his Collection On View

DONALD CLARK: Selections from his Collection On View

Donald Clark: Selections from his Collection On View

Beatrice Wood, Akio Takamori, Sergei Isupov

Beyond Function:
Contemporary Ceramics from the Donald Clark Collection

June 21–September 2, 2018
D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Springfield Museums, Springfield, MA

An exhibit of extraordinary works from the extensive private collection of Donald Clark. Varying in scale, shape and color, the contemporary ceramics on view represent different modes of creation that are thoughtful, vibrant, and artful.  The pieces range from functional vessels to works that move beyond function into the realm of sculpture.

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Donald Clark

Donald Clark began collecting ceramics in the 1970s. He continued to build his collection based on relationships with artists during his over 30 years of experience through Ferrin Gallery and P!NCH. Clark’s current project is as the Research Manager for The Marks Project, an online searchable database, documenting the marks of makers working in America from 1946–present. He is also an integral part of the Collector Services offered by by Ferrin Contemporary.
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Mark Shapiro

Handmade pottery exploded in America after WWII. Studio potters, in dialogue with clay and fire, produced objects that embodied their unique individual voices, while serving as vessels for everyday sustenance. Studio pots bring the sublime to the daily activity of eating and drinking. This talk will explore how the Donald Clark Collection illuminates the rise of the Studio Pottery movement as well as pottery’s dynamic presence in the local culture of the Connecticut River Valley.

Presented by Mark Shapiro, potter, writer, mentor, director of Apprenticelines, and founding member of POW! (Pots on Wheels)
Click for more information about the lecture.

ARTWORKS FROM THE FOLLOWING ARTISTS ARE ON VIEW
Chris Antemann, Chuck Aydlett, Mary Barringer, Bayless Hayne, Bennett Bean, Russell Biles, Posey Bocopopolus, Jessica Brandl, Sara Bressem, Mark Burns, Linda Christenson, Sam Chung, Burnadette Curran, Paul Dresang, Leslie Ferrin, Angela Fina, Vern Funk, Julia Galloway, Steven Godfrey, Krista Greco, Megan Hart, Mark Hewitt, Sergei Isupov, Michael Kline, Ben Krupka, Steve Young Lee, Peter Lenzo, Jeffrey Lipton, Maya Machin, Lisa Mandelkern, Michael McCarthy, Donna McGee, Lorna Meaden, Matthew Metz, Ron Meyers, Sequoia Miller, Hannah Niswonger, Kip O’Krongly, Lisa Orr, Liz Quackenbush, Mary Roehm, Justin Rothshank, Kathleen Royster, Mark Shapiro, Jane Shellenbarger, Linda Sikora, Michael Simon, Mara Superior, Akio Takamori, Sam Taylor, Kurt WeiserBeatrice Wood

MARA SUPERIOR 

Hilltown Open Studios Tour (HOST)
June 23–24, 2018

26 artists show their work in 24 locations in the Hillltowns of Western Mass.

Mara Superior is the featured artist at Project Art.

Click HERE for downloadable map.
Click HERE to view more work by Mara Superior.

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Summer Events at Ferrin Contemporary & Project Art 2018

Summer Events at Ferrin Contemporary & Project Art 2018

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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Click to view more work by Mara Superior.

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.

Click to view more work by Cristina Cordóva.

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

Click for tickets.
Click for more about Studio Potter.

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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FC artists ON VIEW in museums May–July 2018

FC artists ON VIEW in museums May–July 2018

FC artists ON VIEW in museums May–July 2018

SIN-YING HO: PAST FORWARD

through May 27, 2018
Hood Downtown
Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth
Hanover, NH
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Click to view more work by Sin-ying Ho.

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NCECA PITTSBURGH

NCECA PITTSBURGH

REVIVE, REMIX, RESPOND
The Frick Pittsburgh
7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh

Group show of contemporary artists who are breathing new life into the ceramic medium by reinvigorating age-old motifs, processes, and techniques. In 2017, artists were invited to respond to and produce new works that reference the art, objects, and social history of the collections.

Chris Antemann, Robin Best, Stephen Bowers,Bouke de Vries, Ed Eberle, Evan Hauser, Steven Young Lee, Beth Lipman, Crystal Morey, Kadri Pärnamets, Peter Pincus, Justin Rothshank, Paul Scott, Cindy Sherman, Kate Roberts, Caroline Slotte, Dirk StaschkeMara Superior,and Kurt Weiser.

Click here for more about the exhibition.

 photo: Kurt Weiser

CHRIS ANTEMANN

Go Figure
group show at The Clay Penn
511 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh

Revive, Remix, Respond
The Frick Pittsburgh
7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh
Click here for more about the exhibition.

Click here for more and available works.

CRISTINA CÓRDOVA
Demonstrating Artist

at NCECA Conference
Convention Center Ballroom B
Thursday, March 15, 9am–12pm
Friday, March 16, 1–4pm

“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.” 

ONGOING:
CRISTINA CÓRDOVA: JUNGLA
solo exhibition at Alfred University Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred, NY

Click here for more and available works.

ED EBERLE

Revive, Remix, Respond
The Frick Pittsburgh
7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh
Click here for more about the exhibition.

Onview at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Eberle Studios
229 East 9th Ave, Homestead, PA

Click here for more and available works.

KATE ROBERTS

Structures of Atmosphere
group show
7800 Susquehanna St (5th floor), PIttsburgh

Revive, Remix, Respond
The Frick Pittsburgh
7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh
Click here for more about the exhibition.

JUSTIN ROTHSANK

Collaboration Companions
group show at Union Project
801 N. Negley Avenue, PIttsburgh

GrowlerFest
711 South 21st Street, Pittsburgh

Revive, Remix, Respond
The Frick Pittsburgh
7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh
Click here for more about the exhibition.

Click here for link to available works.

JASON WALKER

Supermud / Futuremud
group show of Penn State alumni and faculty
Union Project
801 N. Negley Avenue, Pittsburgh
Click here for more about the exhibition.

Click here for more and available works.

GrowlerFest
at Brew House Association

group show curated by Alexandra Jelleberg and Brad Klem connecting contemporary ceramics and the thriving craft beer movement

RECEPTION: Friday, March 16, 6-10pm
711 South 21st Street, Pittsburgh

Click for more on Brew House Arts.
Click for tickets and more about Growlerfest.

NCECA National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts, annual conference is in Pittsburgh, PA.  Each year the host city provides collectors and artists the opportunity to see regional museum collections, explore established and pop-up galleries and meet up with colleagues.  The exhibitions of ceramic sculpture and studio pottery are mounted throughout the city and provide an opportunity to survey current trends and discover young artists.

Click for link to exhibition guide.
Click for link to conference program.

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Revive, Remix, Respond at The Frick Pittsburgh

Revive, Remix, Respond at The Frick Pittsburgh

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.

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