Cristina Córdova, "Del balcón III" 2018, ceramic and steel, 33 x 28 x 13"



solo exhibition

Ferrin Contemporary
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
July 28–September 16, 2018

Preview: Thursday, July 26, 5-7:00 pm
Artist Talk: Thursday August 2, 7:00 pm


Ferrin Contemporary presents Del balcón, a solo exhibition of new work by Cristina Córdova, featuring large and small figurative sculptures exploring the relationship between the human and geographic connections within her native Puerto Rican landscape.

Working directly from the human form, Córdova’s hand builds often life-size ceramic figures that gaze at, or through the viewer, asking them to consider what’s behind the eyes. A reference to landscape, both large and small, is introduced, creating tropical tableaux for the figure to reside within. Del balcón, comes on the heals of a large solo exhibition at the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum in Alfred, N.Y., in early 2018 where director Wayne Higby notes,

“Cristina’s figurative work has established her as one of the preeminent ceramic artists of her generation. Her work renders the figure as a mysterious, sensual force of compelling urgency. Her masterful use of the ceramic medium empowers her work with a mesmerizing, at times uncanny presence.”

Click to view more work by Cristina Córdova.