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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.

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Sergei Isupov 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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WALL STREET JOURNAL: Contemporary Artists Give Centuries-Old Ceramics a Modern Twist

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Contemporary Artists Give Centuries-Old Ceramics a Modern Twist

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Contemporary Artists Give Centuries-Old Ceramics a Modern Twist
by Mieke ten Have
Aug. 1, 2017 12:56 p.m. ET

Starting in the 16th century, international trade began to leave its traces on tableware as European and Asian ceramics were created for newly opened export markets. Contemporary artists are now mining the rich heritage of these styles

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Penn State News: Jason Walker invited artist at Korean ceramic festival

Penn State News: Jason Walker invited artist at Korean ceramic festival

PENN STATE NEWS: JASON WALKER INVITED ARTIST AT KOREAN CERAMIC FESTIVAL

Tammy Hosterman reports in the PENN State News: 
Alumnus Jason Walker an invited artist at prominent Korean ceramic festival

May 23, 2017

Penn State alumnus Jason Walker is an invited artist in “Story Telling: About Life” at the ninth Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale (GICB) 2017 in Korea, presented by the Korea Ceramic Foundation. The exhibition began April 22 and runs through May 28 at the Icheon World Ceramics Center in Icheon Cerapia, Gyeonggi province.

“It is a great honor to be a part of this exhibition,” said Walker, who earned his master of fine arts degree in 1999. “I was invited to the event in 2003 to demonstrate and lecture. When I visited at that time I did not realize how celebrated ceramics is in South Korea. I have dedicated my life to making my ceramic work, and I feel very fortunate to have this kind of recognition.” More.

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Galerie Magazine: Patriotic Passions & Mara Superior profile

Galerie Magazine: Patriotic Passions & Mara Superior profile

Galerie Magazine: Patriotic Passions & Mara Superior profile

Mara Superior featured in GALERIE Magazine

“Patriotic Passions”  by author Suzy Slesin features Superior’s important commission, “The Pursuit of Happiness,” based on the principles of democracy for a prominent New York private collection.

“Mara Superior’s pieces are vessels of memory, powerful forms filled with remembrance of things past. They are commemorative icons expressing a hieratic spiritual quality that calls for ceremonial placement In the environment. The content of the drawings is contemplative and complex, the use of words gives clues to the paradox being explored.” … “Superior’s work is firmly grounded in the ceramic tradition; the ancient Greeks, too, decorated their ceremonial pots with narrative drawings. The fascinating physical beauty of glazed porcelain, with its copper-red blushes and floating cobalt blues, is of central value. They could not exist with the same impact in any other material. They are about ceramic art. The quality and content of the painting conjures memories of illuminated manuscripts and small botanical studies. There is a very personal and idiosyncratic quality in Superior’s work that co-exists with great strength and dignity. A unique freshness emerges from the artist’s almost cloistered, confident, personal vision.” — Angela Fina, American Ceramics Magazine Review

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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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EXPOSED press release

EXPOSED press release

EXPOSED: Heads, Busts, and Nudes
group show of ceramic figural sculpture by masters 1970–present

1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
June 18–August 7, 2016

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EXPOSED: Heads, Busts, and Nudes is an exhibition of figural ceramic sculpture from 1970 to the present and features masterworks from estates and private collections alongside recent work direct from artist studios.

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