Sergei Isupov: PROXIMAL DUALITY

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

May 14, 2022 ? October 31, 2022

TurnPark Art Space
2 Moscow Rd, West Stockbridge, MA

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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.

SELECT WORKS ON VIEW


More About Sergei Isupov? ?? HERE? ?

ANDROGENY | HEADS & BUSTS


DRAWINGS ON PAPER


ABOUT THE ARTIST


SERGEI ISUPOV

Sergei Isupov is an Estonian-American sculptor internationally known for his highly detailed, narrative works. Isupov explores painterly figure-ground relationships, creating surreal sculptures with a complex artistic vocabulary that combines two- and three-dimensional narratives and animal/human hybrids. He works in ceramics using traditional hand-building and sculpting techniques to combine surface and form with narrative painting using colored stains highlighted with clear glaze.

Isupov has a long international resume with work included in numerous collections and exhibitions, including the National Gallery of Australia, Museum Angewandte in Kunst, Germany, and in the US at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Crocker Art Museum, Everson Museum of Art, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Museum of Arts and Design, Museum of Fine Arts?Boston, Museum of Fine Arts?Houston, Mint Museum of Art, and Racine Art Museum. In 2017, his solo exhibition at The Erie Art Museum presented selected works in a 20-year career survey titled?Hidden Messages, followed by?Surreal Promenade, another survey solo in 2019 at the Russian Museum of Art in Minnesota.

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Sergei Isupov Artist Portrait 2021 Photo Credit: John Polak

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.

EARTH & SKY build and fire team:

Andres Allik, master kiln builder
Catherine Downing
Clayton Blackwell
Eric Krawczyk
Diane Sullivan
Jared Gelormino
London Dupere
Patsy Cowen
Shauna Cahill
Wendy Ajootian Jackson
William Fillmore

LEARN MORE & GET TICKETS

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

ALSO ON VIEW


Sergei Isupov: PAST & PRESENT

May 7, 2022 ? June 26, 2022

FERRIN CONTEMPORARY
1315 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA

Sergei Isupov: PAST & PRESENT | PRESS RELEASE | 4.20.22