MELTING POINT installation view of Scott Kelly, Raymon Elouza, and Robert Silverman

MELTING POINT

Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, MA June 24 - September 25, 2021

HELLER GALLERY

303 10th Avenue, New York, NY

FERRIN CONTEMPORARY

1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams MA


June 24 to September 25, 2021

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION


The Melting Point is the degree when solid becomes soft, eventually becoming liquid and a boiling point is reached. Glaze melts, clay and glass soften, surface and form become pliable. This exhibition surveys a ?diverse ?group of artists whose use of the melting point is central to their practice.

Used metaphorically, as the planet warms we are finding ourselves closer to the melting point both physically and socially. In 2020, forces combined under pressure of the COVID virus, politics exploded and nature responded with melting ice, raging fires and extreme weather. Likewise, artists use the melting point as a metaphor in their work to express their political beliefs and sound the alarm using the fragile materials of glass and ceramic.

The exhibition is ?a ?collaboration? between Ferrin Contemporary in North Adams, MA on the MASS MoCA campus and ?Heller Gallery, located in the Chelsea Art District of New York City?. The co-curators and gallery directors are renowned specialists in their fields, Leslie Ferrin (ceramics) and Katya Heller (glass).

VIEW THE EXHIBITION CATALOG HERE

PRESENTATION at Ferrin Contemporary


PRESENTATION at Heller Gallery


EXHIBITING ARTISTS

PAST PROGRAMMING

SELECT PRESS


MELTING POINT in the Boston Globe
8.5.21 Cate McQuaid gives a quick glance at the exhibition in The Ticket section of The Boston Globe.

Arriving at the MELTING POINT in Destination Williamstown
7.20.21 Destination Williamstown interviews Ferrin Contemporary Director Leslie Ferrin and gets to the historical heart of MELTING POINT.

BUSINESS MONDAY: Did people buy art during COVID? 
6.28.21 Julia Dickson of The Berkshire Eagle reports on a “difficult but successful” year for Berkshire gallerists.