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PETER PINCUS: Channeling Josiah Wedgwood

PETER PINCUS: Channeling Josiah Wedgwood

PETER PINCUS: Channeling Josiah Wedgwood

November 10–December 29, 2018

Reception and Artist Talk, Saturday, November 10, 5- 7pm

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Ferrin Contemporary presents PETER PINCUS: Channeling Josiah Wedgwood, a creative investigation into the Dwight and Lucille Beeson Wedgwood Collection at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Birmingham, Alabama.

Peter Pincus will debut a new collection of cast vases for his first solo exhibition at Ferrin Contemporary. Using his dynamic color palette, and innovative use of pattern and form, Pincus interprets the historic Wedgwood Collection, providing a contemporary perspective on these historical and important works.

Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) was one of 18th century England’s most important potters. He not only modernized the ceramics industry, he created a market for English pottery that extended well beyond its borders. Wedgwood was involved in all aspects of civic life, was a staunch abolitionist, and supporter of the American Revolution. He was the first manufacturer to command widespread consumer recognition and loyalty.Β  His is the first brand name to become synonymous with fine taste.

During a 3-day artist residency at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Pincus researched a selection of forms, glazes and ornamentation from the largest Wedgwood collection in the country. Producing 6 new forms, Pincus explored how his distinct relationship to pattern, color and form has been influenced and affected by the legacy of Josiah Wedgwood.

This exhibition is the preliminary exploration of ideas and technical experimentation leading toward a new body of work and future exhibition. Special thanks to Anne Forschler, Chief Curator, The Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts, Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama and Ted Rowland Residency for Ceramic Artists at the Birmingham Museum of Art for making this unique opportunity available.

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Peter Pincus: Colored Veneers and Plaster Prototyping
Demonstration Workshop November 9–11
Slide Presentation Friday, November 9 , 7–8pm

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Both the workshop and presentation are open to the public but space is limited.

Workshop and presentation to be held at:
54 Main Street
Cummington, MA