Project Tag: Peter Pincus

2024 INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC ART FAIR (ICAF)

2024 INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC ART FAIR (ICAF)

MAY 23, 2024 – JUNE 2, 2024

At the Gardiner Museum
Toronto, Ontario

ABOUT THE 2024 INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC ART FAIR


& Symposium

The International Ceramic Art Fair (ICAF) is a 10-day celebration of some of the most compelling recent ceramic art, featuring works by emerging and established artists from a wide range of backgrounds, as well as online and in-person programming by artists and curators.

ICAF 2024 focuses on the theme of gathering to explore ways in which artworks, and clay as a medium, can bring us together to create common ground. Amid political, religious, ethnic, class, and cultural divides, gathering enables us to focus on how we are united in our humanity, highlighting shared experiences and needs. Gathering encourages listening, as we share space within the action of coming together. To gather is also to collect our resources, both internal and external, for healing and survival. We gather with emotional and spiritual intention, honouring our full capacities as beings to face the challenges and opportunities we encounter. ICAF 2024 highlights Canadian and international artists who engage clay as a medium for coming together to reassert our shared bonds with each other and the earth.

PROGRAMMING


PREVIEW GALA

Wednesday May 22, 7 – 10 pm

Be among the first to view and purchase exceptional ceramic works from leading galleries and artists at the International Ceramics Art Fair’s exclusive Preview Gala. Proceeds from this fundraising event support the Gardiner Museum’s Community Access Fund, making clay programs more widely available to communities with limited access to arts education.

Dress: Cocktail attire

If you require any accommodations to ensure your participation, please inform us in advance.
*Charitable tax receipt issued post-event for the maximum allowable amount.

Single ticket: $250
Package of 10: $2,000
Young Patron Circle: $200
By Phone: 416.408.5051

 

LESLIE FERRIN: MEET ME AT International Ceramic Art Fair at the Gardiner Museum, Toronto

Thursday May 23rd | 1:30-2:30pm
Gardiner Museum
111 Queens Park Toronto, ON M5S 2C7 Canada

Ferrin Contemporary invites you to join Leslie Ferrin for an in person tour of ICAF the International Ceramic Art Fair hosted by the Gardiner Museum in Toronto! The 4th annual fair is a 10-day celebration of contemporary ceramic art that features works by emerging and established artists from a wide range of backgrounds. In addition to Ferrin Contemporary, five international galleries and selected independent artists present recent works in the museum galleries exploring this year’s theme Gathering.

On May 23, the in-person event with Leslie Ferrin is a great opportunity to learn about the work of three gallery artists, Jacqueline Bishop, Peter Pincus and Linda Sikora with gallery director, Leslie Ferrin. 

RSVP HERE
The first five people who RSVP and all members of the museum will be given complimentary admission.

JACQUELINE BISHOP IN CONVERSATION WITH RONALD CUMMINGS

Saturday, May 29, 2024, 6 – 8pm

 

Join ICAF for a conversation between Jacqueline Bishop, featured artist at the International Ceramic Art Fair (ICAF), and Ronald Cummings, associate professor in the Faculty of Humanities’ Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Jacqueline is represented by Ferrin Contemporary in Massachusetts.

This discussion will examine Bishop’s most recent work, Narratives of Migration, which traces family histories of migration and in particular, migration journeys between Jamaica and England. These family portraits and narratives become one way of mapping a history of colonial relations and genealogical entanglements. According to Bishop “it is both my family’s history and a larger English/Jamaican history that I have sought to trace.” Images of family in Narratives of Migration are also layered with flora and fauna “taken from the island to fill English gardens and give rise to the field of Natural history.”

The conversation will also explore Bishop’s ongoing attention to Caribbean lives and landscapes across her visual work, including her plates and porcelain tea services: The Market Woman’s StoryHistory at the Dinner TableThe Keeper of All The Secrets, and Fauna.

FREE with registration

REGISTER HERE 

ARTIST TOUR & POTTERY DEMONSTRATION WITH LINDA SIKORA

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 9:30am – 12:30pm

 

Featured artist Linda Sikora will lead a tour of her work in the International Ceramic Art Fair (ICAF), followed by an exclusive studio demonstration. Lind a is represented by Ferrin Contemporary in Massachusetts.

Experience firsthand the artist’s unique way of transforming her intuitively and spontaneously made pressed forms into three-dimensional sculptures. Linda will demonstrate both wheel throwing and the making of a pitcher pot referencing early medieval pottery. She will offer insight into her methods of constructing, loading, firing, glazing, and installation, as well as her artistic philosophy. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from one of the most thoughtful and articulate makers in the field of contemporary ceramics.

$45 General | $38 Gardiner Members | $38 Students with valid Student ID

 

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CERAMIC CRITIQUE WITH LINDA SIKORA

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 2 – 4:30pm

 

Bring your ceramic work to the Gardiner Museum for a professional critique with featured artist Linda Sikora. Linda is a Professor of Ceramic Art at the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University. 

Participants are invited to bring 1-2 pieces of work in progress for the artist’s feedback. Critique will be offered on an individual or group basis depending on the number of participants and the similarity of works. This is an invaluable opportunity to receive guidance from a leading ceramic artist and professor.

$30 General | $25.50 Gardiner Members | $22 Students with valid Student ID

 

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ABSOLU.

ABSOLU.

ABOUT ABSOLU.


Exhibition | Curated by Stéphanie Le Follic-Hadida

13 international artists :

*Will be present during press day on June 20th.

Paula BASTIAANSEN Basque Country

Jean GIREL France

Christian GONZENBACH Swiss

Yasuo HAYASHI Japan

Steven HEINEMANN Canada

Valérie HERMANS France

Jun KANEKO Japan

Toshio MATSUI Japan

Maria ORIZA Spain

Peter PINCUS USA

David REGAN USA

Yū TANAKA Japon

Asuka TSUBOI Japan

Absolu. is an exhibition of contemporary sculptural ceramics, the vast majority being non-figurative. It presents 13 extraordinary international artists, “big names”, who have such an intimate knowledge of the material and such stubbornness that they constantly overcome the pre-supposed limits of the material for the benefit of a free, personal and creative creation, terribly demanding.

Some works are hushed and haloed with mystery. Works like territories, giving themselves to us without puffery or bluster—pure, absolute—emerging from a constantly exploring mind and a gesture to quote the famous American ceramicist Peter Voulkos: “where the risk is great but, spiritually, worth taking.” From the antipodes of the accident or stroke of luck come works like islands of the spectacular. Works that live, far more than by masterful technique, by the poetry inhabiting them and the meditation they inspire. Works that bear within themselves a perseverance in seeking, a form of sublime insistence.

All the exhibited works in the Absolu exhibition chosen by Stéphanie Le Follic-Hadida reflect a fiercely personal praxis and style. Unfitted to fashion and facile appeal, they bear the weight of a ceramic truth. These are works among works, esthetic milestones forever imprinted in our memory, conveying a gentle madness, irrational and magical.

When one toys so with unpredictability, when artists go where they will with such apparent ease, piercing the opacity of formulae and rules to reinvent at their fingertips concept, enamel, form—what can one say? What can one say of those artists, if not that through their intimate knowledge of the ceramic medium they lead us, with a gracious but compelling hand, to archipelagos on the edge of dream and the frontier of rare lands.

INSTALLATION PHOTOS


MORE ON PETER PINCUS


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b. 1982 Rochester, NY,
lives and works in Penfield, NY

Peter Pincus is well known for work that combines exquisite form and intense color through porcelain vessels and tile compositions. Driven by inquiry, his practice blends color theory, the history of decorative arts and cutting-edge technical experimentation in ceramics. As an artist and designer, Pincus continues to garner national attention for his research-based practice that includes the Wedgwood collection at the Birmingham Museum of Art (AL) and, most recently, an examination of several conceptual works by Sol LeWitt at MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA).

Represented by Ferrin Contemporary since 2015, Pincus has participated in multiple exhibitions, including Glazed & Diffused (2015), Revive, Remix, Respond (2018), and two solo exhibitions, PETER PINCUS: Channeling Josiah Wedgwood (2018) and ART IN THE AGE OF INFLUENCE: Peter Pincus | Sol LeWitt (2020). Pincus has exhibited widely at galleries, art fairs and museums throughout the US. His work can be found in numerous private and public collections including the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art (Sedalia, MO), Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse, NY), The Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX), ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center (Tempe, AZ), Schien-Joseph International Museum (Alfred, NY) and The Arkansas Arts Center (Little Rock, AR). Pincus is the recipient of the Lewis Comfort Tiffany Award in 2017.

MORE ON LA FONDATION L’ENTERPRISE BERNARDAUD


The Fondation d’Entreprise Bernardaud was established in 2002 in Limoges by Michel Bernardaud, chairman and CEO of the eponymous company. It is directed by Hélène Huret. From the beginning, it has worked to endow the Limoges manufactory with a cultural dimension.

A visitor circuit has been set up to explain the history and manufacture of porcelain. In addition, the Foundation holds a themed exhibition every summer to present a broad range of contemporary ceramic works by international artists seldom shown in France. This demonstrates the great vitality of ceramics on the international art scene, especially porcelain, one of today’s most interesting artistic media.

ABOUT THE THEMED EXHIBITION

Since 2003, the Fondation Bernardaud has presented a large annual exhibition, applying standards as high as those imposed at the factory. This event has become a highlight that no connoisseur of the ceramic arts would want to miss. Its scope is particularly broad, because the term ‘‘ceramics’’ (from the Greek keramos) designates any earthenware object that has undergone firing. Traditional ceramics falls into four categories : pottery (or fired clay), earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. The purpose is to show visitors a few of the rich and varied ways of using this material from all over the world. From the beginning, the Fondation Bernardaud has made a point of presenting any given artist no more than once in a ten-year period and exclusively featuring works that have not been shown before in France. By spotlighting French or international artists that have had few occasions to display their works in France and are therefore not well known here, the Fondation celebrates the vital role on the international art scene played by ceramics, especially porcelain, one of the most interesting and promising media to be found today.

Some of the exhibitions held in Limoges subsequently travel to major museums in France and abroad (e.g. Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris ; The Museum of Art and Design, New York City ; The Gardiner Museum, Toronto ; The New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei ; The CODA museum, Appeldorn, The Netherlands ; and The World Jewelry Museum, Seoul).

PORTLAND VASE: MANIA AND MUSE

PORTLAND VASE: MANIA AND MUSE

June 9, 2024 – September 8, 2024

CROCKER ART MUSEUM

216 O Street Sacramento, CA 95814

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION


& INSTALLATION IMAGES

The Portland Vase: Mania and Muse asks why and how a singular Classical vase becomes a legend, an “influencer,” and an artistic and commercial muse across time and place.

The Portland Vase, an ancient Roman glass cameo amphora, has resonated with artists, makers, collectors, and consumers for centuries. The Portland Vase: Mania and Muse asks why and how a singular Classical vase becomes a legend, an “influencer,” and an artistic and commercial muse across time and place from artists such as Josiah Wedgwood to sculptor Viola Frey. Featuring more than sixty-five artworks, this exhibition examines the role of brands in our culture, considers why Classical traditions dominate the artistic canon, and how that tradition might be reconsidered and disrupted.

Guest curated by Rachel Gotlieb, PhD.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS


American
b. 1970 Albany, NY
lives and works between Joseph, OR and Meissen, Germany

More on Chris Antemann

b. 1982 Rochester, NY,
lives and works in Penfield, NY

More on Peter Pincus

Read about the making of Thetis Confined

American, b. 1951, New York, NY
lives and works in Williamsburg, MA

More on Mara Superior

PROGRAMMING


Tour – Portland Vase: Mania and Muse
Wednesday, June 12 | 1pm
Free with museum admission

Journey into art on view with docents to guide your visit. Enjoy a drop-in tour any day the Museum is open, or plan ahead for one of the themed tours outlined below. Some tours may be requested in American Sign Language, Cantonese, French, Madarin, and Spanish with a two-week advance notice. Email education@crockerart.org to inquire.

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Backstory – Portland Vase: Mania and Muse (via YouTube Live) 
Saturday, August 3rd | 12pm
$8 – $12

Go behind the scenes of the exhibition The Portland Vase: Mania and Muse with this virtual panel discussion featuring speakers across three continents. Moderated by exhibition curator Rachel Gotlieb, with artists Clare Twomey, Glenn Barkley, and Nancy Selvin, this international conversation considers how and why a singular Classical vase became an artistic and commercial muse across time and place, and how these contemporary artists are rethinking and addressing art and social histories through reinterpretations of this iconic vessel.

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ABOUT CROCKER ART MUSEUM


Discover a diverse collection of artworks that span centuries, continents, and cultures at the Crocker Art Museum, the primary resource for the study and appreciation of fine art in the Sacramento region. In addition to a robust schedule of changing exhibitions, visitors can explore California art dating from the Gold Rush to the present; a renowned collection of Master Drawings and European paintings; one of the largest international ceramics collections in the United States; and collections of Asian, African, and Oceanic art.

Engagement with art is at the heart of everything we do, and our calendar of events offers innovative art experiences for visitors of all ages, including family-friendly programs, thought-provoking talks and conversations, inspiring concerts and films, and more. 

CALL SOL: The Enduring Legacy of Sol LeWitt

CALL SOL: The Enduring Legacy of Sol LeWitt

August 23rd – October 27th, 2023

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

83 Windham Street
Fine Arts Instructional Center, Room 112
Willimantic, CT 06226

Featuring works by Peter Pincus

“Call Sol: The Enduring Legacy of Sol LeWitt” traces the literal and symbolic influence of an icon of American conceptual art on artists working in a wide variety of styles and materials. The exhibition focused on 10 artists that LeWitt touched intellectually, formally or stylistically.

LeWitt, a native of Hartford who died in 2007, was a pioneer of the minimalist and conceptual arts movements. In 1968 LeWitt created the first of the wall drawings he is well known for, which helped redefine what art is, who can make it and who can own it. The wall drawings are most often executed by people other than the artist, using his directions.

“Call Sol” is a tribute to a man respected as an artist and as a colleague, friend and mentor to generations of other artists who have pursued artistic careers with the same intellectual rigor and intensity and joy that emanates from the work of art that his hand (or his instructions) produced.

The exhibition title is a nod to the iconic television series, “Better Call Saul,” both in its alliteration and, more importantly, as a marker for Lewitt’s generous spirit. It expresses respect for LeWitt’s global popularity and local impact.

The exhibition features a screening of “We Built This House,” a documentary film about the synagogue Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek in Chester, CT, whose architect, Steve Lloyd, collaborated with LeWitt, a lifelong member of the congregation.

FEATURED ARTWORKS

PAST PROGRAMMING


OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday, September 28, 2023 | 4:30 PM
Free | All are welcome

More info can be found here

ARTIST TALK

Monday, October 2, 2023 | 12 PM
Free | All are welcome

View the flyer here

VIDEOS


“This talk is part of a series of events centered around the ECSU gallery exhibition ‘Cal Sol: The Enduring Legacy of Sol Lewitt.’ Here, Rochester-born artist and Professor Peter Pincus delves into the many influences that have shaped his artistic process. Pincus discusses the innovative courses he teaches at the Rochester Institute of Technology, highlighting the intertwining of his identity as both a teacher and an artist.”

READ MORE ABOUT THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

PETER PINCUS: The Incomplete Collection

PETER PINCUS: The Incomplete Collection

August 18 –September 24, 2023

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) City Art Space

280 East Main Street
Sibley Tower, First Floor
Rochester, New York, 14604

Through porcelain vessels and more, Peter Pincus blends color theory, the history of decorative arts and cutting-edge technical experimentation in ceramics. As an artist and designer, Pincus continues to garner national attention for his research-based practice that includes the Wedgwood collection at the Birmingham Museum of Art (AL) and, most recently, an examination of several conceptual works by Sol LeWitt at MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA). Pincus is currently the Associate Professor of Ceramics in RIT’s College of Art and Design.

FEATURED ARTWORKS

PAST PROGRAMMING


GALLERY TALK

Friday, September 8, 2023 | 6:00 PM
Free | All are welcome

More info here

ART IN THE AGE OF INFLUENCE: Peter Pincus | Sol LeWitt

ART IN THE AGE OF INFLUENCE: Peter Pincus | Sol LeWitt

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Art in the Age of Influence is a series of solo exhibitions presented by Ferrin Contemporary during 2020-21 season, considers the impact of artist’s source materials on their artistic process and practice.

Art in the Age of Influence: Peter Pincus | Sol LeWitt, features new works by Peter Pincus inspired by three of Sol LeWitt’s wall drawings, #340, #422 and #289, as seen first-hand in Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective at MASS MoCA.

Using color theory and formulaic design patterns as points of departure, Pincus creates brightly colored vessels and expansive tile murals. Inspired by Sol LeWitt’s distinctive style, this body of work takes on his influence in their vibrant patterns and forms. LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #422 specifically relates to Pincus’ exhibition centerpiece, a series of 15 large-scale columns that carry colors across the surface of each form which create a large-scale painting when aligned together.

Gallery director, Leslie Ferrin notes “Pincus’ work in this exhibition began during his first visit to our gallery located on the MASS MoCA campus for the opening of a group show, Glazed and Diffused. After a full day exploring Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective, we had an animated discussion of how the LeWitt works related to his creative practice. Like LeWitt, Pincus often begins a new series using a premise to explore various possibilities of form and color within a shared framework.”

Pincus’s last solo exhibition in 2018, Channeling Josiah Wedgwood was also a result of direct research into the extensive collection at the Birmingham Museum of Art that informed a series of complex forms based on urns and challices. Now, five years later, Pincus’s work for this 2020 exhibition began with a series of premises based on the color theories and conceptual instructions of Sol LeWitt inspired by wall drawings he first saw in person in 2014. This body of work includes containers, vessels and wall tiles, each a result of extensive research and technical experimentation.

“There is a big difference between being influenced by and being in conversation with. As an artist and educator, I am eager to acknowledge those who have elevated my thinking through their work, and to consciously engage with influence as a productive, and insightful element of studio practice. This exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate LeWitt’s approach to making as a foundation, from which I can challenge myself to see new things and grow.”

-Peter Pincus

Presented at 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA

July 11 – October 11, 2020

Peter Pincus, ‘Scratch Spin Amphora’ 2020,
colored porcelain, gold luster, 18 x 8 x 8″ (each).

VIRTUAL TOUR

Artist Peter Pincus narrates this virtual tour of his during a visit of the installation of his 2020 exhibition, presented at Ferrin Contemporary’s gallery on the campus of MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA.

MORE ON ART IN THE AGE OF INFLUENCE

ONLINE PROGRAMMING

Everson Museum’s Online Classes and Studio Tours, featuring Peter Pincus, Friday, September 11, 2020, from 1-2:30 pm EST

INFLUENCE: SOL LEWITT

Art in the Age of Influence: Peter Pincus | Sol LeWitt, features new works by Peter Pincus inspired by three of Sol LeWitt’s wall drawings, #340, #422 and #289, as seen first-hand in Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective at MASS MoCA.

Using color theory and formulaic design patterns as points of departure, Pincus creates brightly colored vessels and expansive tile murals. Inspired by Sol LeWitt’s distinctive style, this body of work takes on his influence in their vibrant patterns and forms. LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #422 specifically relates to Pincus’ exhibition centerpiece, a series of 15 large-scale columns that carry colors across the surface of each form which create a large-scale painting when aligned together.

“There is a big difference between being influenced by and being in conversation with. As an artist and educator, I am eager to acknowledge those who have elevated my thinking through their work, and to consciously engage with influence as a productive, and insightful element of studio practice. This exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate LeWitt’s approach to making as a foundation, from which I can challenge myself to see new things and grow.” -Peter Pincus

Sol LeWitt | Wall Drawing 422, November 1984

Sol LeWitt (B. 1928, Hartford Connecticut)

Wall Drawing 422, November 1984

The room (or wall) is divided vertically into fifteen parts. All one-, two-, three-, and four-part combinations of four colors, using color ink washes.

Color ink wash

© 2020 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

On display in the exhibition Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective

Sol LeWitt | Wall Drawing 289, January 1978

Sol LeWitt (B. 1928, Hartford Connecticut)

Wall Drawing 289 (Detail: fourth wall only), January 1978

A 6-inch (15 cm) grid covering each of the four black walls. White lines to points on the grids. Fourth wall: twenty-four lines from the center, twelve lines from the midpoint of each of the sides, twelve lines from each corner. (The length of the lines and their placement are determined by the drafter.)

White crayon lines and black pencil grid on black wall

© 2020 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Whitney. Museum of American Art, New York, Purchase with funds from the Gilman Foundation, Inc. 78.1.1-4

Sol LeWitt | Wall Drawing 340, July 1980

Sol LeWitt (B. 1928, Hartford Connecticut)

Wall Drawing 340, July 1980

Six-part drawing. The wall is divided horizontally and vertically into six equal parts. First part: On red, blue horizontal parallel lines, and in the center, a circle within which are yellow vertical parallel lines; second part: On yellow, red horizontal parallel lines, and in the center, a square within which are blue vertical parallel lines; third part: On blue, yellow horizontal parallel lines, and in the center, a triangle within which are red vertical parallel lines; fourth part: On red, yellow horizontal parallel lines, and in the center, a rectangle within which are blue vertical parallel lines; fifth part: On yellow, blue horizontal parallel lines, and in the center, a trapezoid within which are red vertical parallel lines; sixth part: On blue, red horizontal parallel lines, and in the center, a parallelogram within which are yellow vertical parallel lines. The horizontal lines do not enter the figures.

Red, yellow, blue crayon on red, yellow and blue wall

© 2020 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

On display in the exhibition Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective

 

TENDING THE FIRES: Recent Acquisitions in Clay | Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

TENDING THE FIRES: Recent Acquisitions in Clay | Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

August 17, 2019 – April 4, 2021

Tending the Fires: Recent Acquisitions in Clay presents recent additions to Fuller Craft’s ceramic collection. Exhibited works represent a range of processes and conceptual approaches in clay, from Cheryl Ann Thomas’s slumped, coiled sculpture to Jun Kaneko’s painterly “dango” to Steven Young Lee’s deconstructed pot. Figuration also comes into play, with strong examples by Patti Warashina, Akio Takamori, and Tip Toland. Fuller Craft Museum is proud to shine a light on the clay triumphs of these renowned ceramicists while proudly displaying the institution’s recent collecting achievements.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Richard Cleaver, Claire Curneen, Nancy Jurs, Jun Kaneko, Steven Young Lee, Cliff Lee, Hollie Lyko, Michael Lucero, Lauren Mabry, Beverly Mayeri, Zemer Peled, Peter Pincus, Prudence Piper, Mark Shapiro, Mara Superior, Akio Takamori, Cheryl Ann Thomas, Tip Toland, Patti Warashina, and Malcolm Wright.

Learn more about FC Artists:

CLAIRE CURNEEN
HOLLIE LYKO
STEVEN YOUNG LEE
LAUREN MABRY
PETER PINCUS
MARA SUPERIOR

and from the archives:

MALCOLM WRIGHT

Click HERE for more.

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.  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.

Click HERE to learn more about Peter Pincus.

 

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

Click for more details and to register.

Both the workshop and presentation are open to the public but space is limited.
RSVP to info@projectart01026.com

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

REVIVE, REMIX, RESPOND

REVIVE, REMIX, RESPOND

THE FRICK PITTSBURGH


7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh, PA

February 17–May 27, 2018

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION


In 2017, twenty contemporary artists were invited to respond to and produce new works that reference the art, objects, and social history of The Frick’s collections. 

Many contemporary artists are breathing new life into the ceramic medium by reviving and reinvigorating age-old concepts. This reinvention is distilled into the use of 18th-century processes and techniques to create new motifs and the depiction of stories inspired by history — often with a commentary or critique on modern society.

This topic is particularly relevant to the current state of the ceramics and museum field as it answers the questions of how history meets contemporary. How can artists draw on the rich artistic traditions of ceramic history while reinvigorating their relevance in a society that prizes the contemporary? Likewise, how can museums use contemporary ceramic art to illuminate and reinvigorate historic collections? The Frick Pittsburgh is committed to using the voices and artworks of contemporary artists to meaningfully engage our audience and our collections with issues and ideas relevant to the present day. Revive, Remix, Respond is an exciting opportunity to continue that dialogue.

Organized by Dawn Reid Brean, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts at The Frick Pittsburgh with Leslie Ferrin of Ferrin Contemporary, the museum has invited artists to submit work that is inspired by, responds to, or relates to historic ceramics in The Frick Pittsburgh’s permanent collection. Highlight’s from the museum’s collection include Clayton, the historic Gilded Age home of industrialist and art collector Henry Clay Frick and its impressive array of fine and decorative arts objects; 18th-century Chinese porcelains purchased by Frick from the collection of J. P. Morgan; and 18th-century French painting and decorative arts collected by Frick’s daughter, Helen Clay Frick.

The exhibition will consider the sources of inspiration shaping ceramics today and ways to keep clay vital in museums, schools, and artistic communities. These ideas directly relate to the organizing theme of NCECA 2018, CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture.

INSTALLATION


EXHIBITING ARTISTS


PAST PROGRAMMING


Remix Your Friday Exhibition Preview
Friday, February 16, 5:30–7:30pm

Join us for a happy hour in The Frick Art Museum to celebrate the opening of this exhibition, Be among the first to see this unique exhibition, which features work from established and emerging artists. The evening will also feature gallery talks from exhibition curator Dawn Brean and exhibited artist Beth Lipman.

FEATURED WORKS


NEW YORK CERAMIC & GLASS FAIR 2018

NEW YORK CERAMIC & GLASS FAIR 2018

NYC&G FAIR 2018


Bohemian National Hall, New York, NY | January 18–21, 2018

Bringing together a carefully selected and distinguished international group of more than 25 galleries offering all things “fired” — porcelain, pottery, and glass, in a setting perfect for the exhibition and sale of important small objects.

SPECIAL EXHIBITION

“Revive, Remix, Respond: Contemporary Ceramic Artists at The NYC&GF and The Frick Pittsburgh”

Organized by Dawn Reid Brean, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts at The Frick Pittsburgh, and Leslie Ferrin of Ferrin Contemporary.

In 2017, twenty contemporary artists were invited to respond to and produce new works that reference the art, objects and social history of the The Frick’s collections. Selected works by these artists whose artistic practice is informed by the past will preview in a special exhibition at the NYC&GF followed by the full exhibition at The Frick Pittsburgh, February 16–April 27, 2018. Click for more.

See below for illustrated lecture by Dawn Reid Brean.

LECTURE HIGHLIGHTS

“Pincus: Channeling Josiah Wedgwood”
with Peter Pincus
Friday, January 19, 12pm

Artist Peter Pincus speaks about his research and into the Wedgwood Collections at Birmingham Museum of Art and how conversations with curator Anne Forschler of the Birmingham Museum of Art are being incorporated into his new work and teaching. Pincus is visiting assistant professor of ceramics in the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Click for more.

“Revive, Remix, Respond: Contemporary Ceramic Artists at The Frick Pittsburgh”
with Dawn Brean and artists TBD
Friday, January 19, 2–3:00 p.m.

Dawn Reid Brean, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts at The Frick Pittsburgh, with Leslie Ferrin of Ferrin Contemporary and artists featured in the exhibition whose work is inspired by, responds to, or relates to historic ceramics in The Frick Pittsburgh’s permanent collection. Click for more.

“Time Travel in the Period Room”
with Elisabeth Agro, Barry Harwood, Sarah Carter
Friday, January 19, 4–5:00 p.m.

Three museum curators speak about exhibitions and projects that connect past and present in innovative ways, activating spaces through collaborations with contemporary artists and interdisciplinary scholars and informing new works. The curators will share how through working with contemporary artists and interdisciplinary scholars new works evolved, historic information revealed, audiences engaged, educational programming developed and connections made to the past while reflecting on present day issues.

• Elisabeth Agro is The Nancy M. McNeil Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
• Sarah Anne Carter, Ph.D. is the Curator and Director of Research of the Chipstone
Foundation
• Barry R. Harwood, Ph.D. is the Curator of Decorative Arts at the Brooklyn Museum

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“American Studio Pottery — Making of a Movement”
Adrienne Spinozzi with Linda Sikora and Mark Shapiro
Saturday, January 20, 4pm

Internationally recognized potters Linda Sikora and Mark Shapiro discuss their divergent backgrounds, training, and influences as a way to touch on significant themes in postwar North American ceramics.

Moderator Adrienne Spinozzi is Assistant Research Curator of American Decorative Arts, The American Wing, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Linda Sikora resides near Alfred NY where she has a studio practice and is a Professor or Ceramic Art at Alfred University. Mark Shapiro is a potter in Western Massachusetts. He is a frequent workshop leader, lecturer, curator, panelist, and writer, and is mentor to more than a half-dozen apprentices who have trained at his Stonepool Pottery. Click for more.

Dirk Staschke "Vanitas 1"