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Ferrin Contemporary presents Made in China at New York Ceramics Fair

Ferrin Contemporary presents Made in China at New York Ceramics Fair

CONTACT Leslie Ferrin, Director, Ferrin Contemporary
info@ferrincontemporary.com | 413.446.0614

For Immediate Release: Ferrin Contemporary presents Made in China: The New Export Ware at the New York Ceramics and Glass Fair, Jan. 21–25, 2015

CUMMINGTON, Mass – Ferrin Contemporary presents Made in China: The New Export Ware at the New York Ceramics and Glass Fair in New York, Jan. 22–25, 2015. Made in China is an on-going series of exhibitions and public programs, featuring international contemporary ceramic artists referencing traditional Chinese export porcelain. These artists work independently along side and in conjunction with skilled Chinese artisans to find expression for their fresh visual vocabulary to create a new breed of export ware. The featured artists hail from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and China and include 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.

Leslie Ferrin, director of Ferrin Contemporary and curator of Made in China, was inspired to create the show by her recent travels in China and her work with many contemporary ceramic artists who have worked, studied, and participated in some of the traditional Chinese pottery workshops. During her tour, Ferrin visited ceramic workshops in Jingdezhen and Chongqing, observing skilled Chinese artisans aiding in the production of contemporary works for western markets under the direction of visiting western artists.

“After my visit to China, it was clear that this growing movement of western artists engaging with Chinese artisans to provide works for international markets was urging a contemporary re-definition of export-ware,” says Ferrin. “It is a dynamic relationship with appropriation and collaboration occurring in both directions, and we are fortunate that we will be able to truly explore the relationship, with multiple exhibitions over the coming years.”

Made in China will be presented at the New York Ceramics and Glass Fair as a special exhibition on the third floor of Bohemian Hall, 321 East 73rd Street in New York from Jan. 21 through Jan. 25, 2015.

Public events in the Made in China booth
Meet the artists in the Ferrin Contemporary Special Exhibition Booth on the 3rd Floor on Saturday, Jan. 24. 

1:30 p.m. in the Made in China booth
Book signing with Paul Scott
Paul Scott will on hand to sign and present his new book Horizon, Transferware and Contemporary Ceramics.
(This event will follow Scott’s lecture in the lecture hall.)

3 p.m. in the Made in China booth
Conversation and tour with artists and curator
Join us for a conversation about Made in China: The New Export Ware with artists Sin-ying Ho and Robert Silverman. The discussion will be moderated by Leslie Ferrin, curator of Made in China and director of Ferrin Contemporary. A tour of the exhibition with the artists and curator, will follow.

Lectures related to Made in China
Artist and curator lectures related to Made in China will be presented in the lecture hall on Friday, Jan. 23 and Saturday, Jan. 24.

Friday, 12 p.m. in the lecture hall
Duchess, Dogs, Detroit, Dragons, Handles and Cherrypickers: Re-Animating the Transferware Archives of an Industry
with Paul Scott, artist, author and researcher and professor at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts Norway

Friday, 2 p.m. in the lecture hall
Made in China: New Export-ware from Jingdezhen
with Leslie Ferrin, Director of Ferrin Contemporary Friday,

4 p.m. in the lecture hall
I’m So Fancy: Young Artists Take On Historical Ceramics
with Garth Johnson, Curator of the Arizona State University Ceramics Research Center and Director-at-Large of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)

Saturday, 12 p.m. in the lecture hall
The Most Dangerous Imitations: Fake Chinese Export Porcelain of the 1920s and ’30s
with Ron Fuchs II, Curator of the Reeves Collections at Washington and Lee University

For a full listing of all the lectures and other Ceramics Fair events visit newyorkceramicsandglassfair.com

For a full listing of Made in China events, exhibitions, and artists visit ferrincontemporary.com/madeinchina

 

Selected Works from Current Projects

In addition to the special exhibition on the 3rd floor, Ferrin Contemporary’s booth on the 4th floor will feature Selected Works from Current Projects. Included will be recent works by international and American artists: Stephen Bowers, AU; Claire Curneen, Wales; Sergei Isupov, USA and Estonia; Steven Young Lee, USA; Frances Palmer, USA; Paul Scott, UK; Bonnie Smith, USA; Vipoo Srivilasa, AU; Mara Superior, USA; and Kurt Weiser, USA.

 

About Ferrin Contemporary

Ferrin Contemporary specializes in ceramic art produced circa 1950 to the present, with a growing emphasis on international ceramic artists. For more than thirty years, collectors, institutions, and the media have made Ferrin Contemporary their preferred source for artwork by established and emerging artists and designers whose primary medium is clay. Visit ferrincontemporary.com to learn more.

 

High res images available upon request.

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#Ferrincontemporaryontheroad  |  REFLECT-ED Miami 2014

#Ferrincontemporaryontheroad | REFLECT-ED Miami 2014

With this post, we launch a new section of the Ferrin Contemporary website with reportage from Miami. Follow along as director Leslie Ferrin documents the objects, people, and experiences relating to various ongoing projects under the purview of Ferrin Contemporary (#FerrinContemporaryOnTheRoad). A specialist in ceramics and a regular participant in the art fair (or art fare) scene, Leslie’s first-person coverage provides a subjective and filtered overview of the scene and seen along the path of her travels. When NOT On-the-Road, in a museum, private collection, partner gallery, or artist studio, Ferrin is based at Project Art in Cummington, Massachusetts where she also directs a live-work artist residency. Now, in an aggregated format, her Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook feeds are shared and linked as photographic and written posts in the Blog section of the NEWS on our website FerrinContemporary.com.

REFLECT-ED Miami 2014

The first week in December begins with the annual trek to Miami to participate in, explore, and enjoy the social and art fair events that surround Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB), now in its 13th year. As a gallery, we have been showing  at various venues in Miami over the years, presenting ceramics and in the past also showing painting, photography, and works on paper. This year, Ferrin Contemporary presented selected works from MADE IN CHINA: The New Export Ware at Miami Project. This fair venue is the second stop in a series of curated exhibitions and talks that examine the contemporary, ceramic-centric exchange between eastern and western artists and markets through porcelain art works produced in Jingdezhen China. The project launched this fall when it was first presented at Independent Art Projects (IAP), our home base, located on the MASS MoCA campus in North Adams, Massachusetts. In addition to our own booth, we partnered with Kasher|Potamkin to show Sergei Isupov’s recent works from his Promenade series. Also showing at Miami Project, was one of our IAP partners Julie Saul Gallery.  Other IAP partners, Cynthia Reeves exhibited at Art Miami and Sienna Patti Contemporary showed at Pulse.

Now in its 3rd year, Miami Project is one of the premiere satellite fairs located in Miami’s midtown district. It is located close to the Margulies Collection, a noted private collection open to the public, as well as, the neighborhoods of the Wynwood Walls and the Design District. The 65000 square foot show was elegant, with lofty white walls and airy wide aisles, and conveniently located to amenities within the design district. The 80 dealers and their artists, primarily American from both coasts, are well established and the art shown was framed and well hung. It was our favorite venue to date. We heard over and over, “This is the best show and I like it here.” Translation: We like this type of presentation and we are comfortable in this environment where the art and dealers are familiar.

This year’s Miami Art Week scene was the usual combination of luxury marketing, blue chip art investing, and high contrast global economics. Words like frenzy, overwhelming, and vulgar were in regular use and many experienced in the trade shook their heads in a combination of amusement and disbelief. A Picasso plate was stolen at Art Miami and Jerry Salz , New York Magazine’s senior art critic, kept everyone rolling with laughter (LOL) with his relentless collages posted on Instagram and caption commentary that put him in the center of the action without ever leaving NYC. Many of his posts ended with “What happens at ABMB, stays at ABMB” in a parody of popular culture and the business of the art business.

The traffic and parking, while always a nightmare, made this year’s trekking feel more real when the national protests of the Garver and Brown verdicts intersected with the local unresolved case of the graffiti artist, Israel “Reefa” Hernandez who was tasered by police and died in 2013. The protest brought Interstate 195 to a halt, dozens of helicopters to the sky, and created a lock-down of the bridges and roads that surrounded the Wynwood fairs. In another tragic, real-life turn of events that could have been lifted directly out of one of Tom Wolfe’s fictional parody Back to Blood,  a 21 year old graffiti artist was hit by a police car on Saturday night in Wynwood and subsequently died of his injuries. The contrast between what was taking place globally and what was taking place on the ground in Miami was never more extreme than possibly during the inaugural year, when the show was delayed due to 9/11. The economic and racial divide was the topic of several strongly worded articles running in Hyperallergic, one of the many online publications providing live daily reports. The New York Times T Magazine covered the party and Kardashian -Miley celebrity scene in their followup.

#clayiseverywhere continues to be this year’s trending mantra at all the fairs. During the panel The Importance of Women Artists in Today’s Market, held at Miami Projects, a question was posed to the collector and founder of the Girls’ Club, Francie Bishop Gold, “Who are the women photographers who are trending?” She paused, smiled, and said, “Its not photography that’s trending…its ceramics.” The question provoked a short buzz and continued with a discussion of women as leading artists who use of clay and fiber materials and how that choice was gender driven. The panel was introduced with a reading of the usual dismal statistics that compared prices at auction achieved by women artists to those of male artists. The discussion centered primarily around collecting, exhibition practices, and gender ratios. Organized by Karen Jenkins Johnson, gallerist and exhibitor in Miami Project, the panel was followed by a curated tour of the fair, featuring selected works and conversations with women artists, including our own Sin-ying Ho.  After thirty years of so-called progress, it was a bit depressing to be discussing this topic or throughout the week, hear helicopters circling overhead during the #blacklivesmatter protests. But it was better that the issues were being aired than ignored, in the midst of all the glitz and glamour taking place around it.

An Aside about #Hashtags 

For those who have been puzzled by the constant use of the number sign in front of bundled word phrases appearing in photo captions, they are hashtags and function to convey and gather content in the various social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. That said, we use a few of them regularly to create photo albums that connect one event or program to another. In a future post, I will go into this further; but during Miami, each fair location and the week in general were collected under appropriate tags #clayiseverywhere, #miamiproject, #miamiartweek, #ferrincontemporaryontheroad, and #socialclay.

12 reflections on Art Week in Miami

1. MIAMI PROJECT

If you can only choose one fair, make it Miami ProjectWLRN Miami Herald News

Ferrin Contemporary presented selected works from Made in China: The New Export Ware featuring recent works produced in Jingdezhen, China by Caroline Cheng, Sin-ying Ho, Paul Scott, Robert Silverman, and Vipoo Srivilasa. Kasher | Potamkins booth showed selected major works from Sergei Isupov’s 2014 solo Promenade.” Kasher | Potamkin is a new Chelsea New York gallery located in the former Barry Friedman space. (Next fall, they will present a solo show of Isupov’s as an installation featuring sculptural works and and site specific wall paintings.)

2. MIAMI PROJECT

friends and colleagues

We chose this show for several reasons. Although relatively new, it is well run and we were surrounded by colleagues, our gallery partners, and art that seem to make sense next to ours. Our friend George Adams showed a recently consigned, ceramic selfie with tongue sticking out by Robert Arneson. Kim Dickey (currently showing “Mille-fleur” in the American art survey “State of the Art” at Crystal Bridges) showed two bird sculptures at Robischon whose booth was curated around the theme of birds, flight and sky. Jeffry Mitchell’s “Foo Dogs” were at PDX. Kris Kuski ’sAscension of Eos” was at Joshua Liner. Kuski is one of the many Virginia Groot Foundation award winners who were showing at the fairs. Photographer Andy Freeberg surprised us with a gift of his book Art Fare that included photographs he shot in 2010 of dealers and staff behind-the-scenes. The book featured our booth at ArtMiami. That was the year our red painted booth presented works by Sergei Isupov, Chris Antemann, and the lovely Lauren Levato came to work the show and we were reminded about how much had changed in four short years. Freeberg’s current work continues to follow his interest in working in the art world through environmental portraits and was shown by Kopeikin and Andrea Meisel at Miami Project.

3. Design Miami

collaboration and the special projects

Ephemera, sponsored by Perrier-Jouet, commissioned Vienna based duo Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler to create Small Discoveries. The project included mechanized plants moving, growing, and dying. Thinning Ice by MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang was sponsored by Swarovski. Both dealt with ecological issues and sustainability. To begin and end the show is the leather-clad Fendi booth celebrating Peter Marino, awarded “Design Visionary.” (Marino’s solo show is onview at the Bass Museum.)

4. DESIGN MIAMI

no names, no labels, no price lists

While clay may be everywhere, at Design Miami, you have to guess who made the piece or find someone in the booth who isn’t tied up with another VIP to ask. Then you have find a way to remember who did what where. You either needed to record voice or written notes on your phone or revert to taking notes with a pen on paper. I borrowed a pen and drew pictures on paper and left a card to receive digital information sometime in the future #oldschool. Elisabeth Agro, curator Philadelphia Museum of Art, used a pencil-written, paper cheat-sheet of her bucket-list dealers to visit.

5. DESIGN MIAMI

less is more and more is less

It is true that #clayiseverywhere throughout this fair, celebrating its 10th year with 35 dealers. Booth design is strong and in some cases overwhelms the work presented. Large low tables, mixed up and sometimes cacaphonic shelving, burnt wood shelf grid, colorful walls, clusters-as-still-lifes, and intensely lit individual works were a bit over the top. A quick overview of the ceramics reveals contemporary and mid-century works from the USA, France, Belgium, Holland, South Africa, and Korea. Of all the fairs, this one provided the most concentrated opportunity to view ceramic objects but this was primarily within the context of design, not fine art. (The highlighted links when clicked lead to web information that offers explanations of what was seen but not readily accessed at the fair. The list that follows refers to the series of images contained in the blog post with artist names and the dealers who presented their works.) Adam Silverman at Edward Cella Art + Architecture; Ron Nagle; Tony Marsh at Pierre Marie Giraud; Anders Ruhwald at Volume; Haas Brothers at R&Company; Maren Kloppman; Eva Hild at Hostler Burrows; Iris Eichenburg at Ornamentum; Studio Makkink & Bey’s Pyramid of Makkum (an edition of 7, that commemorates the original first produced at the Royal Tichelaar Makkum, the oldest dutch manufactory, est. 1572.) Presented within a wooden cabinet housing an assemblage based on everyday objects with detailed instructions to be assembled into a flower pyramid was exhibited by Priveekollektie. Selected ceramic sculpture from La Bourne, France produced from 1940–1960 was shown by Magen H Gallery. The Southern Guild from Capetown, South Africa, presented works by Ardmore Ceramic Art, a ceramic studio in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The presentation of South African design was made possible by the department of trade industry.  Seomi exhibited artist-designed ceramic furniture. Jean Jacques Inc. presented an array of American and European ceramicists.

6. ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH

too large for one day let alone three hours so you can’t possibly see the whole show

For those who come every year, the #clayiseverywhere saying is true; but actually, clay is not as everywhere as it was last year-but if you weren’t there last year, then it seems as if it is everywhere this year. Great singluar works were on view throughout the show by clay masters Ken Price ,Toshiko Takaezu, and Betty Woodman along with younger artists Theaster Gates and Francesca DiMateo. CFILE’s Justin Crowe spent time there and wrote the filtered report on clay works at this fair. I noticed that he missed a booth off to the side with a set of pickle jars fabricated partly from wood, ceramic, and found objects. Like much of the work we were showing and looking at recently, they used collage and time honored repair methods to join history to the present in an object driven message delivered through the power of the familiar utilitarian object. Sudarshan Shetty, shown by Gallery SKE from New Delhi, presented a series titled “every broken moment piece by piece.”

7. ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH

shiny, reflective and selfies

There were way too many opportunities to take reflective selfies at ABMB, but the most powerful example might have been the two part work by the ultimate, selfie-ist Ai Weiwei whose selfie taken of himself (with police behind him pre-arrest in 2009) was presented behind and reflected upon a something-ton forty-inch cube of clear crystal. ABMB, with over 73000 visitors included 160 museum groups and more than 267 galleries from 31 countries. That’s a lot of PEOPLE. People was the word embodied in one of the booth’s rotating neon signs. A personal favorite, was a neon sign by Jeppe Hein that asked “ARE YOU REALLY HAPPY”.

8. ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH

a kid could do this

“a kid could do this” was one of the special curated projects at the entrance to this fair. Installed as period room setting, each artwork was hung above a wainscot moulding with the artists’ signature on the wall in vinyl shown in dim lighting under a ceiling with a scrimmed covering presented by Gallery Gmurzynska. (Catalog available.) The idea is that modern art elicits the comment “any child could do this ____”. Appropos to our #clayiseverywhere theme, the title and intent of this exhibition could have been used as a starting point for an exhibition that explores the ongoing debate about intentional and unintentional abstraction by artists who come from the “Art World” to suddenly start working with clay and those who work with clay but climbed up the art ladder through training from the “Clay World.”

9. AQUA

Glazed and confused

AQUA lost a bit of its charm and uniqueness without the eye of the original founders Jacque Chartier and Dirk Park at the helm. But it was still art fun to cruise through at the end of a long day. Our Berkshire neighbor William Baczek has been exhibiting consistently, and presented illustrator Travis Louie along with well-known artists from our area Susan Mikula and Scott Prior. Victori Contemporary presented Jae Yong Kim’s wall of ceramic donuts. This was our most-liked photo and elicited the best captions comments. His interview in twelvmag about how he came to “make the donuts” is priceless. (Kim’s donuts were also shown by Lyons Weir at ArtMiami)

10. PULSE

Now located on the beach

This solid show started in Wynwood ten years ago and is now under the direction of Helen Toomer. Toomer moved it to the beach this year. Adjacent to the boardwalk and steps from the ocean, the show is beautifully installed with plenty of white space to show off the fresh, contemporary, material-driven artworks shown by well-known galleries that feature both established and emerging artists. Included in the varied materials and media was plenty of photography and conceptual installations. These provided a good setting for Sienna Patti Contemporary to show works by Susie Ganch and Lauren Fensterstock. (Fenderstock’s work was shown this summer at Independent Art Projects in North Adams, Massachusetts.) A major seated man by sculptor Viola Frey was presented by Rena Bransten. Tthe work of emerging artist Alwyn O’Brien was shown at James Harris Gallery in an organic grid-glaze-figurine collage sculpture. These assemblages are a new trend in ceramic sculpture as they push the limits of the clay’s fragility. A gorgeous series of works by Kathy Butterly at Shoshana Wayne greeted visitors at the entrance of the fair.

11. THE PARTIES: SCENE + SEEN

plan A, Skypad and more…

What’s Miami without a few parties? Special thanks goes out to Kasher|Potamkin and particularly Andi Potamkin for hosting the Miami Project exhibitor party on the boat. We felt honored and pampered; it was definitely a lovely benefit of being a dealer exhibiting at the fair. We were on a boat. Then there was the Saturday night let-it-all-down penthouse party held by our uber host and hostess Stuart and Julie Chase at Skypad-on-the-Bay. Twinkly lights, sunrise/sunsets, and birds eye view of the backed up traffic, police lights, and reflections of boats across the water. Gathered there were various #artberkshire regulars, museum professionals, visiting photographers, and, of course, the weary dealers. Stuart Chase, director of HistoryMiami, announced the Knight Foundation award of a matching grant to develop a new photography center dedicated to the photography of Miami. We were all there to congratulate and cheer on this initiative. I lacked any initiative at that hour and only took a shot of the view before sitting down to enjoy the company in real time. Monday we took a spin through the current exhibitions at HistoryMiami museum and discovered how the Beatles foresaw Miami Art Week as shown in the photograph of the group on their 1966 Butcher album cover.

12. And then there’s UBER

No one could have gotten anywhere without them and their friendly coupons.

And we’ll be back, same time next year.

ARTICLES OF NOTE:
HYPERALLERGIC
Miami Artist Run Over by Cop Dies of His Injuries  by Benjamin Sutton
Hundreds Take to the Streets to Seek Justice for Artist Killed by Miami Police by Jillian Steinhauer
#BlackLivesMatter vs #artbasel by Jillian Steinaher
Blacked out in the Art World  anonymous
From Kim Kardashian to Miley Cyrus Looking Back on Art Basel Miami’s Week of Excess in the New York Times T Magazine
Provacative Art Basel Tweets Make Jerry Saltz the Jonathan Swift of Social Media WSJ
Jerry Saltz’s Fake Instagram Week at Art Basel Vulture.com
Twelvmag.com’s Kamara Williams interviews Jae Yong Kim Ceramic Genius
Artnet with Picasso Stolen from art fair in Miami
CFILE’s Market Report | Art Basel Miami Beach

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Ferrin Contemporary launches Made in China: The New Export Ware

Ferrin Contemporary launches Made in China: The New Export Ware

CONTACT
Leslie Ferrin, Director Ferrin Contemporary
info@ferrincontemporary.com
413.446.0614

For Immediate Release:
Ferrin Contemporary launches Made in China: The New Export Ware a multi-venue series of exhibitions and public programs October 18

 

 

DATES

Exhibitions
Independent Art Projects, Saturday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
Miami Projects, Tuesday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
New York Ceramics Fair, Thursday, Jan. 22 through Sunday, Jan. 25, 2014

 

Events
Opening Reception + Gallery Talk, Independent Art Projects, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, 5 to 7 p.m.
Public Lecture, Harvard Ceramics, Nov. 11, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Public Lecture, New York Ceramics Fair, Jan. 23, 2015
CUMMINGTON, MA – Ferrin Contemporary presents Made in China: The New Export Ware, an on-going series of exhibitions and public programs featuring international contemporary ceramic artists re-contextualizing traditional Chinese export porcelain production methods and visual vocabulary independently or in conjunction with skilled Chinese artisans. Featured series artists, who hail from the US, UK, Australia, and China, include Julie Bartholomew, Robin Best,  Caroline Cheng, Sin-ying Ho, Garth Johnson, Paul Scott, Robert Silverman, Vipoo Srivilasa, and Jason Walker.

Inspired by Made in China curator and Ferrin Contemporary Director Leslie Ferrin’s recent travels in China, the series kicks off at Independent Art Projects (IAP) in North Adams, MA with a public reception and gallery talk on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. The series then continues with exhibitions at Miami Projects (Miami, FL) – on view from Tuesday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 – and the New York Ceramics Fair (New York, NY) – on view from Thursday, Jan. 22 through Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, as well as public talks at Harvard Ceramics in Allston, MA on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., and at the New York Ceramics Fair in New York, NY on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

Sponsored as a guest lecturer by the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Ferrin traveled to China in June and July 2014 with the aim of gaining a greater understanding of the cross-cultural collaboration, production, and appropriation occurring in the New Export Ware movement. During her visit, Ferrin visited ceramic workshops in Jingdezhen and Chongqing, where – similar to the historical model of export ware – skilled Chinese artisans, produce contemporary works for Western markets under the direction of visiting Western artists.

“After my visit to China, it was clear that this growing movement of Western artists engaging with Chinese artisans to provide works for international markets was urging a contemporary re-definition of export-ware,” says Ferrin. “It is a dynamic relationship with appropriation and collaboration occurring in both directions, and we are fortunate that we will be able to truly explore the relationship, with multiple exhibitions over the coming year.”

Slated to run through 2015, a full listing of Made in China events, exhibitions, and artists may be found at ferrincontemporary.com/madeinchina with additional dates added periodically.

About Ferrin Contemporary

Ferrin Contemporary specializes in ceramic art produced circa 1950 to the present, with a growing emphasis international ceramic artistis. For more than thirty years, collectors, institutions, and the media have made Ferrin Contemporary their preferred source for artwork by established and emerging artists and designers whose primary medium is clay. Visit ferrincontemporary.com to lean more.

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C File | Paul Scott in the US

C File | Paul Scott in the US

During his recent residencies, lecture tour, and travels in the US, UK artist Paul Scott was featured in two exhibitions. The Erie Art Center in Erie, Pennsylvania presented his work in Cumbrian Blue(s): A Solo Exhibition of Recent Works. Another solo show, American Scenery, was presented by Ferrin Contemporary at the New York Ceramics Fair in January of 2014.

C File examines the various aspects of this body of Scott’s work that transforms cast-off ceramics from the 19th and early 20th centuries with modern imagery. His work tells stories that explore the unexpected movement of images through materials, media, cultures, politics, histories, and geographies, inviting us to see this group of traditional objects in a new way. 

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Ferrin Contemporary’s 10 Best of 2013

Ferrin Contemporary’s 10 Best of 2013

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New Blue and White

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
important exhibition of contemporary cross-cultural interchange

Robin Best

Project Art visiting artist from

Jingdezhen, China

summer 2013

Animal Stories

Gardiner Museum, Toronto

ceramic visualizations of human relationships with animals

Kurt Weiser

The Nature of Imagination

Cross MacKenzie Gallery

Washington, DC

Ceramic Top 40

Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO

Sean Erwin was awarded the solo exhibition in 2014.

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Call of the Wild

at Barry Friedman Ltd., New York City

Sergei Isupov’s solo exhibition of figural sculpture

Collectors’ Services

offering organization, cataloging, appraisals, and resale assistance to private collectors

Paul Scott’s USA Tour

American Scenery, a series of new work from his Project Art and The Clay Studio artist residencies

Body & Soul

figural ceramics at MAD and

Clay Bodies at Barry Friedman, Ltd.

New York City

to our artists, curators, collectors,

friends, professionals, collaborators,

partners, and supporters

in 2013-2014

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Our many thanks of appreciation

to the many artists, individuals and colleagues who were part of this amazing transitional year

American Craft Magazine

APE

Archie Bray Foundation

Barry Friedman, Ltd.

Bellevue Arts Museum

Birmingham Museum of Art

Center for Wood Art

Ceramic Art and Perception

Ceramic Research Center – ASU

CFile

Clay Art Center

The Clark

The Clay Studio

Craft Emergency Relief Fund

Cross Mackenzie Gallery

Duane Reed Gallery

Erie Art Museum

Gardiner Museum

Gravers Lane Gallery

Greenwich House Pottery

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Historic Deerfield

IS183 Art School

Jeffrey Spahn Gallery

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Margaret Pennington

MASS MoCA

Massachusetts College of Art

MCLA – Downstreet Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mindy Solomon Gallery

Museum of Arts and Design

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

NCECA

New Britain Museum of Art

Newark Museum of Art

New York Ceramics Fair

Palmer Art Museum

Peabody Essex Museum

Perimeter Gallery

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Racine Art Museum

Red Star Studios at Belger Crane Yards

Sheridan College

Sienna Gallery

Smith College Museum of Art

Virginia A. Groot Foundation

Watershed Center for Ceramic Art

Wexler Gallery

Winterthur

Yale University Art Gallery

Zea Mays Printmaking

The Team:  Amy Bowes, John Polak, Rebecca Weinman, Lynn Zimmerman

The Move: Donald Clark, Sarah Bressem, June Ferrin, Ken Ferrin, Sergei Isupov, Wendy Gingell, Jeffrey Lipton, Jacqui Proctor, Kate Roberts, Graeme Sloan, Jazu Stine

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seen + scene: paul scott usa tour

seen + scene: paul scott usa tour

seen + scene

Paul Scott at Project Art, Cummington, MA. At the conclusion of his dual residency at Clay Studio, Philadelphia.  His Artist Salon and weekend open house coincided with artists delivering for Ceramic Top 40, Linda Sormin, Bobby Silverman.  Foraging for fall fungi at William Cullent Bryant Homestead and Historic Cummington.

Paul Scott is a material based conceptual artist who creates individual ceramic pieces that blur the boundaries between fine art, craft, and design. With a penchant for rescuing cast-offs, he fondly restores them to a new life by using them as a canvas for biting social commentary. His work can be found in public and private collections around the globe.  Scott is a leading authority on printed vitreous surfaces. His research and artwork have been instrumental in showing and encouraging the creative use of this traditional printing technique in contemporary decorative ceramics.

Paul Scott’s series, American Scenery will be presented at:

New York Ceramics Fair 2014
January 21–2, 2014
Bohemian National Hall, New York

During his recent residencies, lecture tour, and travels in the US, Scott gathered and created a new series, American Scenery, inspired by his travels, observation, and research into American landscape painting, prints, and the subsequent use of those images on ceramic transfer ware. Knowledge drawn from behind-the-scenes tours at museums and collections throughout the North East influences this new work where Scott has applied prints he produced in the USA onto rescued, cast off ceramic plates from the 19th and early 20th centuries. His work tells stories that explore the unexpected movement of images through materials, media, cultures, politics, histories, and geographies,  inviting us to see a whole group of objects in a new way.

Paul Scott is represented by Ferrin Contemporary.

Read more and see more…

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Ceramic Top 40 | 2013

Ceramic Top 40 | 2013

Exhibition of artists under and over age 40 currently working in ceramics

November 1 – January 25, 2014
presented by Ferrin Contemporary and Red Star Studios at Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, Missouri

Ceramic Top 40 | 2013 presents art work by individual artists, collaborators, and design partners – half over and half under age 40 – drawn from the finalists of juried submissions and by invitation. These artists are currently working on the cutting edge of current processes, ideas, and presentation concepts in conceptual utilitarian and sculptural ceramics.

The exhibition emerged from the need for a fresh overview of contemporary ceramics. The increased integration of ceramic art and objects in recent exhibitions at museums and contemporary art galleries has increased media attention and awareness of the importance of the medium of clay in our time for this generation of makers and collectors.

This survey of contemporary ceramic art features the work of established masters continuing to break creative ground alongside the next generation of artists who are developing a strong root system of their own at mid career.

CERAMIC TOP 40 ARTISTS  |  Susan Beiner •  Robin Best  •  Stephen Bird  •  Stephen Bowers  •  Jessica Brandl  •  Andy Brayman  •  Beth Cavener  •  Craig Clifford  •  Mark Cooper  •  Cristina Cordova  •  Guy Michael Davis (Future Retrieval)  •  Thomas Lowell  Edwards  •  Michelle  Erickson  •  Sean Erwin  •  Leopold Foulem  •  Alessandro Gallo  •  Misty Gamble  •  Gerit Grimm  •  Rain Harris  •  Giselle Hicks  •  Peter Christian Johnson  •  Brian R. Jones  •  Ryan LaBar  •  Steven Young Lee  •  Linda Lighton  •  Daniel Listwan  •  Lauren Mabry • Aya Margulis (Doda Design)  •  Walter McConnell •  Sara Moorhouse  •  Ron Nagle  •  Katie Parker (Future Retrieval)  •  Kate Roberts  •  Stephanie Rozene   •  Anders Ruhwald   •  Michael Schwegmann  •  Paul Scott  •  Richard Shaw  •  Adam Shiverdecker  •  Bobby Silverman  •  Linda Sormin  •  Shawn Spangler  •  Vipoo Srivilasa  (The Spoon Project)  •  Dirk Staschke  •  Rae’ut Stern (Doda Design)  •  Emily Sudd  •  Tip Toland  •  Clare Twomey  •  Shaleene Valenzuela  •  Jason Walker

VIPOO SRIVILASA  |  OBJECT: SPOON   |  Liz Burrit  •  Thomas Cheong  •  Naomi Clement  •  Jenn Demke-Lange  •  Jason Desnoyers  •  Krisaya Luenganantakul  •  Laura McKibbon  •  Noriko Masuda  •  Teo Huey Min  •  Jun Myoung  •  Aaron Nelson  •  Joshua Primmer  •  James Seet  •  Vipoo Srivilasa  •  Jenna Stanton

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SCENE + SEEN: Yale University Art Gallery | Study day with collectors and art professionals

SCENE + SEEN: Yale University Art Gallery | Study day with collectors and art professionals

Sometimes when you’re visiting a collection and there is an impulse to take a photo and share everything  you see, and then there is one object that conveys it all.  Henry Varnum Poor’s portrait of Ben Hecht, has a face that looks like someone I know, maybe even someone I was with.  Donald Clark, one of our archivists and project manager for The Marks Project, joined me at Yale.  This portrait platter from 1926 appears quite contemporary and old at the same time.  One of Clark’s many collections is a grouping of objects in all media that feature portraits of other people who look like him, many of them are gifts.  Yale’s collection is all online 24/7. 

Henry Varnum Poor,Plate with Portrait of Ben Hecht, 1926

Maker: Henry Varnum Poor, American, 1887 – 1970
Gift of Mrs. William R. Scott, John G. McCullough, Class of 1936, and Mrs. William G. Heaphy, by exchange  2004.84.1

POST FROM SCENE + SEEN – Great day at Yale with Patricia Kane and John Stewart Gordon discussing old and new, contemporary and historic decorative arts, new building and integration of the sculpture, paintings and decorative arts at Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, CT, USA.  On view this summer is the Waterbury Collection of Art and through July 14, Society Anonyme, Inc.

Rooftop Sculpture Garden – Aristede Maillol – old + new architecture, view from the roof.

MORE … meet up with John Gordon and Patricia Kane

MORE … Waterbury Collection of Wood Art and other current exhibitions at Yale University Art Gallery.

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