Sergei Isupov: PROXIMAL DUALITY

TurnPark Art Space, West Stockbridge, MA May 14 - October 31, 2022

TurnPark Art Space, West Stockbridge, MA

May 14, 2022 – October 31, 2022

Public Opening Event: Saturday, May 28

Public Firing of “Earth and Sky”: Saturday, June 11
At the TurnPark Summer Festival – see more below

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

In his sculptures and drawings, Sergei Isupov explores dialectics embedded in the human condition by setting two or more themes – a face of the other, a male and a female figure, or an animal and a human – within a tight composition. Because of this proximity, tension grows when these two elements come together. And in this tension, there is closeness and there is duality. The resulting line separating the elements is alive and constantly shifting, giving the works an indeterminate vibrancy.

An exhibit presents Isupov’s graphite drawings, ceramic sculptures, and a large-scale outdoor piece showing various ways in which the artist resolves the tension of Proximal Duality.

Sergei Isupov, “Liaison”, 2006, gouache on paper, 52 x 94″, photo John Polak

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Sergei Isupov Artist Portrait 2021 Photo Credit: John Polak

Born in Stravapole, Russia (1963), Isupov was raised and educated in Kyiv, Ukraine and Tallinn, Estonia. International recognition came early in his career and followed him when he moved to the USA (1994). Isupov has been based in the Berkshires region of Massachusetts since 2006.

EVENTS

ANNUAL TURNPARK SUMMER FESTIVAL: Healing Flames

June 11, 4-11 p.m., TurnPark Art Space, West Stockbridge, MA

The centerpiece of the Festival will be the firing of Earth & Sky, a large-scale ceramic sculpture by Sergei Isupov. The festival begins at 4 pm during the hottest part of the firing and continues until the eight foot tall kiln is opened like the petals of a flower while at peak temperature to reveal the fiery glowing sculpture at 10 pm.

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Sergei Isupov, Fire Sculpture at Guldagergaard, Photo ©Sylvain Deleu 2017 all rights protected

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May 7, 2022 – June 26, 2022

Ferrin Contemporary
1315 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA