Sergei Isupov News

Isupov work added to ASU Museum

Isupov work added to ASU Museum

 

New Sergei Isupov work added to the collection

June 26, 2014 at 9:42 pm 

The ASU Art Museum is thrilled to add its first Sergei Isupov sculpture into the permanent ceramics collection thanks to David Charak, Ferrin Contemporary and the artist. Isupov’s piece, Firey, created from stoneware, stain and glaze, is a beautiful new addition to the collection. It was given to the museum from a series of Isupov’s large-scale heads and appeared at the NCECA 2009 conference at the Mesa Contemporary Arts.

Sergei Isupov, “Firey” 2009, stoneware, stain, glaze, 25.75 x 19.5 x18". From the ASU Art Museum collection, gift of David Charak, Ferrin Contemporary and Sergei Isupov.

Sergei Isupov, “Firey” 2009, stoneware, stain, glaze, 25.75 x 19.5 x18″. From the ASU Art Museum collection, gift of David Charak, Ferrin Contemporary and Sergei Isupov.

Russian-born artist Sergei Isupov is quite often called an erotic Surrealist for his bold depictions of sexuality, relationships and human encounters. He uses his own experiences as well as human observation to create a unique approach to the world of sculpture. “My work portrays characters placed in situations that are drawn from my imagination but based on my life experiences,” said Isupov. “My art works capture a composite of fleeting moments, hand gestures, eye movements that follow and reveal the sentiments expressed.”

Various narrative themes are conjoined together to create Isupov’s sculptural ceramic forms, inspired by particulars from his life. Personal interpretation is very much expected with his work.

Isupov states that, “Through the drawn images and sculpted forms, I capture faces, body types and use symbolic elements to compose, in the same way as you might create a collage. These ideas drift and migrate throughout my work without direct regard to specific individuals, chronology or geography…Through my work I get to report and explore human encounters, comment on the relationships between man and woman, and eventually their sexual union that leads to the final outcome — the passing on of DNA which is the ultimate collection — a combined set of genes and a new life, represented in the child.”

Sergei Isupov, “Firey” back view, 2009, stoneware, stain, glaze, 25.75 x 19.5 x18". From the ASU Art Museum collection, gift of David Charak, Ferrin Contemporary and Sergei Isupov.

Sergei Isupov, “Firey” back view, 2009, stoneware, stain, glaze, 25.75 x 19.5 x18″. From the ASU Art Museum collection, gift of David Charak, Ferrin Contemporary and Sergei Isupov.

Firey, alongside numerous other ceramic works from the ASU Art Museum’s collection, is on display now at the Ceramics Research Center at the Brickyard, located at 699 S. Mill Ave, Suite 108, Tempe, Ariz. 85281. If you haven’t seen our beautiful new space yet, you’re missing out! Plan your visit today, or call 480.727.8170 for directions and hours.

— by Nicole Lechner, ASU Art Museum intern 

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SERGEI ISUPOV in “Body Language” at Albany Airport | Opening Friday

SERGEI ISUPOV in “Body Language” at Albany Airport | Opening Friday

Sergei Isupov in “Body Language” at Albany Airport

Presented by Albany International Airport Art & Culture.
A group show of eleven artists whose work focuses on the human figure and its expressions.

Large sculpted heads by ceramic artist Sergei Isupov will be on display.

These larger-than-life sculptures speak silently of the inner worlds of human experience.

April 5–September 7, 2014
Albany International Airport, Albany, NY
Reception: Friday, April 11, 5:30-7:30

Join us!

Opening Reception
Friday, April 11, 5:30–7:30
in the Albany International Airport Gallery, located on the third floor of the airport terminal, before the security checkpoint. Parking will be validated for the reception.

Sergei Isupov, other artists, and Leslie Ferrin will be in attendance and available for conversation and discussion.

Read more, see more…

Other Current Exhibitions

InCiteful Clay
Apr 6–Aug 11, 2014
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

Collection Focus: Sergei Isupov
Feb 23–Jun 8, 2014
Racine Arts Museum, Racine, WI

Sergei Isupov
Promenade: Solo Exhibition of Recent Work
Mar 7–Apr 22, 2014
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago

Collaboration & Revelation
through Aug 31, 2014
Kohler Arts & Industry, Sheboygan, WI

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SERGEI ISUPOV | Racine Art Museum | Exhibition and Gallery Talk

SERGEI ISUPOV | Racine Art Museum | Exhibition and Gallery Talk

Comprised of pieces from RAM’s permanent collection, the work in this solo showreveals the artist’s exploration of the human condition in two-dimensionalnarrative on three-dimensional ceramic forms.

Racine Art Museum’s Collection Focus: Sergei Isupov

Feb 23–June 8, 2014  |  Racine Art Museum  |  Racine, WI

Free First Friday
Friday, March 7, 10–5

Racine Art Museum

Visitors can enjoy the Racine Art
Museum for FREE the first Friday of every month.

Located steps from Lake Michigan in downtown Racine, RAM is one of the nation’s most significant craft museums.

Meet the Artist
Friday, March 21, 6–8:30

Racine Art Museum

Reception includes a meet-and-greet
and book signings with Isupov, light refreshments, and a cash bar.

Admission $10, complementary to
NCECA attendees wearing their badge
and RAM members.

Promenade
March 7–April 12, 2014

Perimeter Gallery

solo show features new work by Sergei Isupov

210 W. Superior Street
Chicago


Ferrin Contemporary represents Sergei Isupov.
Read more, see more.

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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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Sergei Isupov in Art News

Sergei Isupov in Art News

Doug McClemont reviews solo show of Sergei Isupov’s recent work at Barry Friedman’s gallery in New York in ARTnews, October 2013.

 

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SCENE + SEEN: Summer 2013 | Project Art and Ferrin Gallery

SCENE + SEEN: Summer 2013 | Project Art and Ferrin Gallery

SCENE+SEEN:

SUMMER 2013 at Project Art and Ferrin Gallery

Summer brings ART + ARTISTS from far away places around the world Adelaide, Australia, Jingdezhen, China, Seoul, Korea, to the small village in Cummington, MA, USA on the Eastern edge of the Berkshires, in the heart of the Hilltowns and just west of the Pioneer Valley.

The former mill building, on the bank of the Westfield River, became Project Art in 2007 and  home base for Sergei Isupov and Leslie Ferrin.  Now with Ferrin Contemporary located there, and Sergei and his wife Kadri traveling to Estonia in the summer, the studio hosts resident artists and new projects get launched.  This year the sessions run July – September.

Adjacent to the group studio on the first floor, Ferrin Contemporary exhibits selections from current projects and houses the library, offices and warehouse.

Our next open house and artist salon is Tuesday, August 14, 6 – 8:00, but other days, we are open by appointment.  Call 413.446.0614 or email leslie.ferrin@gmail.com

SMALL WORKS AND CURRENT PROJECTS …

SERGEI ISUPOV – portrait plates and small sculptures featured in Small Works at Ferrin Contemporary, at Project Art, Cummington, MA, USA.

Selected works from our current projects, “Walk the Plank”, surfboard from New Blue and White by Stephen Bowers and Peter Walker and Moon Jar by Joon Park, one of the summer residents at Project Art.

giselle hicks | sergei isupov | stephen young lee | adam shiverdecker | jason walker | kurt weiser

Link to MORE …

PROJECT ART VISITING AND RESIDENT ARTISTS

JULY: Robin Best | Joon Park | Molly Weiss

AUGUST: Joon Park | Tanya Rudenjak | Wendy Gingell

Link to MORE on Project Art …

READ FROM THE MEDIA:

Link to “The Personal is Professional in American Craft Magazine by Sarah Buttenweiser

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