Project Tag: Sergei Isupov Catalog

SERGEI ISUPOV: ALLIANCES Exhibition Catalog

SERGEI ISUPOV: ALLIANCES Exhibition Catalog

Ferrin Contemporary is proud to present new works from internationally renowned sculptor Sergei Isupov. SERGEI ISUPOV: ALLIANCES

Isupov’s artworks form alliances with one another as they move between media, explore scale, and are presented in curated exhibitions. Recent opportunities to create public works like his fire sculpture production and performances, along with solo exhibitions that show the full scope of Isupov’s creative versatility and process, have led to new works on paper, prints and wall installations combining ceramics with other materials.

  • Catalog release: December 1, 2023.
  • 15-page, full-color catalog
  • Installation Images & Artwork Highlights, All images by John Polak Photography
  • Exhibition Essay by Leslie Ferrin, Show Statements & Editorial by Ferrin Contemporary
  • Copyright© 2023 and published by Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, NH
  • Design by Erica Pritchett.

Special thanks to co-curators, Paul McMullan, professor at Keene State College and Leslie Ferrin, director, Ferrin Contemporary and for editorial support by Alexandra Jelleberg, associate director, Ferrin Contemporary.

The Clay Studio: Figuring Space Exhibition Catalog

The Clay Studio: Figuring Space Exhibition Catalog

The Clay Studio: Figuring Space Publication Date: January 2023. This catalog features highlights on the artists in the exhibition and includes commentary by Jennifer Zwilling, Curator & Director of Artistic Programs at TCS, and Dr. Kelli Morgan, who are working together to make Figuring Space relevant to our audiences and the art historical record. Dr. Morgan is a curator, educator, and social justice activist who specializes in American art and visual culture has worked with TCS in the past. Her scholarly and activist work combine to make her incredibly qualified to examine the issues of racial politics and the artistic use of the figure in this exhibition. Morgan has developed and championed new curatorial methodologies that privilege the voices of museum audiences, breaking the misconception that museums should hold all the authority dictating how to experience art. Collaboration with colleagues of varied experiences produce expansive curatorial perspective. Together, we are endeavoring to create an exhibition that can offer truly meaningful experiences for every person who walks into the gallery at The Clay Studio.

  • 2023 Catalog
  • The exhibition catalog also includes color photography of select works in the exhibition.
  • 8 x 10 x .5
  • Available for purchase for $15.00
  • Item:TCS-2252
Mastering Sculpture: The Figure in Clay

Mastering Sculpture: The Figure in Clay

Mastering Sculpture: The Figure in Clay Catalog by Cristina Córdova

Explore the human form in-depth, from concept sketches and armatures to detailed instructions for constructing legs, torso, arms, hands, and head from clay.

In Mastering Sculpture: The Figure in Clay, renowned sculptor and instructor Cristina Córdova teaches everything you need to know to replicate the full human figure using clay.
Start by developing meaningful sketches and reference points.

Then learn how to make and use an armature to create hollow forms that are safe to fire in a kiln.

Using patterns and slabs, you can move on to develop a full human form, head to toe.
Work along with the author to create a form about two feet tall, or choose your own size: the patterns and instructions can work in a variety of scales.

Photographic demonstrations and diagrams cover the construction and articulation of feet and legs, the hip area and upper torso, arms, hands, neck, and head. Cristina includes supplementary tips and insights throughout to support the sculpting process and enhance naturalism. You’ll also find a brief section on general anatomical concepts and modeling strategies to facilitate accuracy and expression as all the components come together.

Whether you are a clay artist with limited experience in figurative sculpture or a figurative sculptor outside the world of ceramics looking for a straightforward fabrication strategy to create permanent compositions from clay, Mastering Sculpture: The Figure in Clay will expertly guide your way.

  • Publication Date: 2022, Quarry Books
  • Fully illustrated 192 pages
Sergei Isupov: PAST & PRESENT Exhibition Catalog

Sergei Isupov: PAST & PRESENT Exhibition Catalog

Ferrin Contemporary is proud to present new works from internationally renowned sculptor Sergei Isupov. Sergei Isupov: PAST & PRESENT features new ceramic sculptures presented with both a multi-dimensional, mixed-media wall installation and independent pedestal-based works. Isupov and Ferrin Contemporary have been working together and presenting exhibitions internationally since 1996 and this will be the artist’s third solo show in our North Adams gallery location.

  • Catalog release: November 1, 2022.
  • 26-page, full-color catalog
  • Installation Images & Artwork Highlights
  • Exhibition Release, Show Statements, & Artist Bio-CV
About Face: Contemporary Ceramic Scultpure Catalog

About Face: Contemporary Ceramic Scultpure Catalog

About Face: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture   This catalog features a foreword by Director Angie Dodson and two essays: one by Glenn Adamson, an expert in craft, ceramic, and contemporary art, and one by MMFA Curator of Art Jennifer Jankauskas, Ph.D. The exhibition catalog also includes color photography of select works in the exhibition.

RAM COLLECTION FOCUS: Sergei Isupov

RAM COLLECTION FOCUS: Sergei Isupov

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

February 23 – June 8, 2014
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

A mid-career retrospective for an innovative artist who has pushed the possibilities of clay by combining two-dimensional narrative with three-dimensional ceramic form. Isupov explores the human condition. His vocabulary includes human beings and animals, gender, identity, and relationship issues, autobiography, art history, and symbolism.

ABOUT 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 ceramic using traditional hand building and sculpting techniques to combine surface and form with narrative painting using stains and clear glaze.

“Everything that surrounds and excites me is automatically processed and transformed into an artwork. The essence of my work is not in the medium or the creative process, but in the human beings and their incredible diversity. When I think of myself and my works, I’m not sure I create them, perhaps they create me.”

Isupov has a long international resume with work included in numerous collections and exhibitions, including the National Gallery of Australia, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX), Museum of Arts and Design (NY), Racine Art Museum (WI), Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MA), and the Erie Art Museum (PA), at which he presented selected works in a 20-year career survey Hidden Messages in 2017 and Surreal Promenade in 2019 at the Russian Museum of Art (MN).

EVENTS

Free First Friday in March
March 7, 2014, 10:00–5:00

Visitors can enjoy the Racine Art Museum for FREE the first Friday of every month. Located steps from Lake Michigan in downtown Racine, RAM is one of the nation’s most significant craft museums.

Meet The Artist  |  Sergei Isupov
Friday, March 21, 2014, 6-8:30 PM

The reception includes a meet and greet and book signings with Sergei Isupov, light refreshments, and a cash bar. Complimentary admission to NCECA attendees wearing their badge and to RAM members, $10 for all others.

NOW AVAILABLE | PRINTS & WORKS ON PAPER

A selection of prints and works on paper are available for sale through the Racine Art Museum and Ferrin Contemporary.

View the complete collection HERE.

EXHIBITION CATALOG

This scholarly text includes essays on the significance of Sergei Isupov’s work to the ceramic field from Anthony Stellacio, Project Manager and Curatorial Research Specialist, Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art, and Lena Vigna, RAM Curator of Exhibitions. In addition, a conversation between Bruce W. Pepich, RAM Executive Director, and Leslie Ferrin, gallery owner and curator, explores the dynamic, supportive relationship between Ferrin and Isupov.

This 28-page booklet features 25 full-color images of Isupov’s pieces in RAM’s permanent collection.

Published in 2014 by Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

Essays and images explore the artist and his place at RAM and in the larger universe of art.

• Captured Imagination: The Enigma of Sergei Isupov by Anthony Stellaccio
• Collection Focus: Sergei Isupov at RAM by Lena Vigna
• A Conversation between Leslie Ferrin and Bruce W. Pepich about Sergei Isupov

28-page, full-color exhibition catalog

Sergei Isupov RAM catalog cover
EXPOSED: Heads, Busts, and Nudes figural ceramic sculpture from 1970 to the present

EXPOSED: Heads, Busts, and Nudes figural ceramic sculpture from 1970 to the present

EXPOSED: Heads, Busts, and Nudes figural ceramic sculpture from 1970 to the present

Work by 25 contemporary artists “working in clay and for whom the figure has been a rich and enduring motif.” Catalog includes work from the exhibit at Ferrin Contemporary as well as pieces available from private collections and artist studios.

  • Introduction by Leslie Ferrin, Director, Ferrin Contemporary
  • Essay by Mark Leach, author and independent curator
  • 75 page, full-color catalog
  • $30
Sergei Isupov: 1996-2006

Sergei Isupov: 1996-2006

Sergei Isupov, “Ring of Fire”, 2004, porcelain, 20 x 10 x 8″.

Sergei Isupov: 1996-2006

Published in 2006 by Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA

This visual survey marks the tenth anniversary of the working relationship between the artist and Ferrin Gallery.

Features works from 1996–2006 with short biographical essay and curriculum vitae.

Sergei Isupov Catalog 1996-2006

32-page, full-color exhibition catalog

Sergei Isupov: Androgyny

Sergei Isupov: Androgyny

Sergei Isupov, “Say Nothing”, 2008, stoneware, stain, glaze, 33 x 16 x 11″.

Sergei Isupov: Androgyny

Published in 2009 by Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa AZ

Essay by Sonya Bekkerman, Senior Vice President, Russian Art, Sotheby’s
Introduction by Patty Haberman, Curator, Mesa Contemporary Arts
Project Summary by Leslie Ferrin, Director, Ferrin Gallery

64-page softbound book with 36 color plates