Kadri Pärnamets: CHOREOGRAPHY OF WATER

Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, MA November 17, 2022 – January 28, 2023

NOVEMBER  17, 2022 to JANUARY 28, 2023

FERRIN CONTEMPORARY
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams MA

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, Dec. 3, 3-5 pm
At Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, MA

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION


NORTH ADAMS, MA – Ferrin Contemporary is proud to present a new exhibition about one of our most precious resources, water. Kadri Pärnamets: THE CHOREOGRAPHY OF WATER features porcelain sculptures, vases, and cups as a meditation on this universal element. The exhibition is open now with a reception for the artist on Sat., Dec. 3, 3-5 pm.

After installing her work in the gallery, Pärnaments stood outside in the rain, looking in on her work. “It’s amazing to me, we all share this substance. Everyone all over the world is sharing the same water,” said the artist whose primary inspiration for this work is rain.

The exhibition features her biomorphic, organic vessel forms. Thinking of herself as a choreographer, the artist explores shapes that connect to water, from cloud to cup. Pärnaments interests range from fragile, natural environments to female identity and this is evident across form, color, and function.

Kadri Pärnamets works in porcelain using traditional hand-building and sculpting techniques to combine surface and form. Her biomorphic, organic forms provide a means to convey her personal interests ranging from fragile, natural environments to female identity. Her surface treatments feature a range of gesture and expression with either abstract shape or narrative figure painting, inspired by painters from the European Renaissance and Impressionist eras, like Lucas Cranach the Elder and Edouard Manet.

Pärnamets’ work has been shown internationally at the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design (Tallinn, Estonia), at the International Tea Trade Expo (Shanghai, China), and many others. Since 1996, she has participated in symposiums in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Switzerland, USA, Norway, and Hungary.

Pärnamets graduated from the Art Institute of Tallinn, Estonia with a BA/MFA in Ceramics. Dividing her time between Estonia and USA, her primary studio is the USA at Project Art in Cummington, MA. She is represented by Ferrin Contemporary.

INQUIRE HERE

CUPS

*Cups by Kadri Pärnamets will be released to the online shop in groups of 10 and will remain online for a limited time.

PROGRAMMING


Public artist reception |Sat., Dec. 3, 3-5 pm

Now open at Ferrin Contemporary
exhibition continues through Jan. 28, 2023

PREVIEW EVENT | Oct 1 – 2, 2022

Hilltown Open Studio Tour
at Project Art, Cummington, MA