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303 10th Avenue, New York, NY


1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams MA

June 24 to September 25, 2021


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).


PRESENTATION at Ferrin Contemporary

PRESENTATION at Heller Gallery




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.

DERIVED FROM THE DECORATIVE: Works by Faig Ahmed, Beth Lipman and Bouke de Vries at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens

DERIVED FROM THE DECORATIVE: Works by Faig Ahmed, Beth Lipman and Bouke de Vries at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens

DERIVED FROM THE DECORATIVE: by Faig Ahmed, Beth Lipman and Bouke de Vries

February 2, 2019 – June 9, 2019

Cheekwood Estate and Garden, Nashville, Tennessee

In the spring of 2019 Cheekwood will present an exhibition featuring work by Faig Ahmed (Baku, Azerbaijan), Beth Lipman (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), and Bouke de Vries (Utrecht, the Netherlands). The exhibition consists of artists and designers who take cues from decorative arts traditions yet invert the precepts by blurring the space between functional forms and art forms. The exhibition will celebrate the work of a national and international group of artists who look at traditional decorative arts as a point of departure for contemporary creations. The artists in this show challenge the idea of historically informed notions of craft and provide a contemporary entry point into the space between fine and decorative art. Through recognizable visual traditions, the works destabilize perceptions of the familiar. Integrating traditional fabrication methods along with digital contributions, the exhibition will present works that embrace a wide spectrum of time.

Click to view more work by BOUKE DE VRIES.

Click to view more work by BETH LIPMAN