Project Type: 2017

Cristina Córdova: JUNGLA

Cristina Córdova: JUNGLA

CRISTINA C√ďRDOVA:
JUNGLA
Alfred Ceramic Art Museum
Alfred, NY
February 2‚ÄďJuly 16, 2018
Opening Reception: February 2, 2018, 6‚Äď9 pm
    Artist talk: 4:30 pm

 

“At its most basic level Jungla refers to a region of dense, intractable wilderness that sustains an ongoing evolutionary dance governed by uncivilized forces. This tropical landscape of my youth is a beacon to an identity, tying me back to a specific geography and the sediment of generations. It‚Äôs unrelenting influence speaks of luscious yet ominous constructs that echo the socio-political conditions in the Caribbean. It‚Äôs unruly mystery seeps out of its confines to also serve as metaphor for a creative process anchored in that liminal space between chaos and balance. A practice that gathers significance amidst the subconscious forces that underpin reality and the firm directives of the ego. Through image and form, Jungla explores the relationship between these human and geographic connections.” ‚ÄĒ Cristina C√≥rdova

THE WOMEN

THE WOMEN

THE WOMEN


Oct 28, 2017 ‚Äď Apr 21, 2018

Ferrin Contemporary
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA

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Works on view include recent pieces by women whose primary medium is clay and selected works from private and artist archives by female potters and sculptors.


The Women provides Ferrin Contemporary an opportunity to highlight the range of work by women artists affiliated with the gallery program who are known for their work in ceramics.

Director Leslie Ferrin, a life long advocate for women in ceramics reflects on this moment, ‚ÄúIt is gratifying to witness the attention to gender issues taking place throughout society.¬† These same forces are fueling the interest in examining and bringing recognition to the overlooked contributions of women to postwar visual arts. Many of our collectors who brought a female perspective to building their collections are contributing to the public dialog by acquiring new works and making gifts to institutions. Museums are responding by offering exhibition opportunities, site specific commissions and adding to permanent collections to fill in gaps. It is an exciting time to see these changes taking place and being able to participate in the process.”

Studio Pottery and Design*
Works by
Laura Andreson
Dorothy Hafner
Karen Karnes
Jenny Mendez
Linda Sikora
*available in Ferrin Contemporary square shop

RELATED NEWS, PUBLICATIONS + EVENTS

The Women

Ferrin Contemporary presents selected works by women artists whose primary medium is clay. On view in the gallery and online, we introduce new works by emerging and established artists along with masterworks available from private collections and artist archives.

STUDIO POTTER: WOMEN IN CERAMICS

Winter/Spring 2017
Women in Ceramics Vol. 45 No. 1

In this issue: nine essays remembering the life of Karen Karnes, a deep investigation of the legacy of women in wood-firing, several narratives about artists’ personal journeys in clay, essays on the lives of California artist Ruth Rippon and Swedish artist Hertha Hillfon, a dynamic discussion of contemporary motherhood, international perspectives from Canada, the United Kingdom, Turkey, and India, a look at fourth-wave feminism, and more.

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“Ruth Rippon, Her Story”
by Nancy M. Servis

Rippon‚Äôs artistic production is extensive and leaves an indelible mark on the artistic landscape of Northern California. …¬†The breadth of her work mirrors the artist herself: technically accomplished, experimental, conceptually grounded, and quietly emotive.

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Artist Salon – Nancy M. Servis
Wednesday, November 8
at 6‚Äď8:30 pm

Project Art
54 Main St, Cummington, Massachusetts 01026

Join visiting scholar, Nancy M. Servis, from Sacramento, California, for an image-illustrated presentation ‘State of Clay: Bay Area Ceramics,’ followed by a potluck at Project Art.

From pottery to sculptural expression, Servis unveils the dynamic variety of ceramics found in Northern California. Long recognized as a vital and populous state with extensive clay deposits, California has been the home of refined vessel-makers and artistic rule-breakers for over 75 years, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Her lecture contextualizes clay’s extensive use that includes stylistic architecture in Oakland, impassioned potters like Antonio Prieto and Marguerite Wildenhain from the 1950s, and unabashed practitioners like Peter Voulkos and Robert Arneson. They along with select others like Viola Frey, Ruth Rippon, and Ron Nagle laid Nancy Servis’ groundwork for what exists today – a population of fine artist-makers whose work coexists with those who embrace sculpture or even defy ceramic tradition.

Nancy is a recognized art historian, gallerist, and author. She has served as curator, educator and arts administrator in the greater San Francisco Bay Area for over twenty years.

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

International ceramic artists interpret the visionary and surreal atmospheres of the masterpiece born of Lewis Carroll’s pen.

ON VIEW

Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark
September 30‚ÄďOctober 30, 2016

Alice in Wonderland
Officinesaffi, Milan, Italy
June 22‚ÄďJuly 14, 2017

SERGEI ISUPOV: Selections from Hidden Messages

SERGEI ISUPOV: Selections from Hidden Messages

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

SERGEI ISUPOV: SELECTIONS FROM HIDDEN MESSAGES

ON VIEW at Ferrin Contemporary at 1315 MASS MoCA Way in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Spanning the 20 years Isupov has lived and worked in America, the exhibition “Hidden Messages” at Erie Art Museum, shown in early 2017, formed a semi-autobiographical¬†wunderkammer¬†‚ÄĒ a collection of curiosities. Highlights from this show are now on view at Ferrin Contemporary, including one of Isupov’s¬†larger-than-life figural sculptures with smaller works blown across a full wall of wind and shadows.

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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.

‚ÄúEverything 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‚Äôm not sure I create them, perhaps they create me.‚ÄĚ

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).

NEW YORK CERAMICS & GLASS FAIR 2017

NEW YORK CERAMICS & GLASS FAIR 2017

ABOUT THE NYCGF

New York Ceramics & Glass Fair
Bohemian National Hall, New York, NY
January 19‚Äď22, 2017
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Bringing together a carefully selected and distinguished international group of around¬†28 galleries offering all things “fired” ‚ÄĒ porcelain, pottery, and glass, in a setting perfect for the exhibition and sale of important small objects.

EVENTS

HIGHLIGHTED LECTURES

“The Feminine¬†Clay”
with Shannon Stratton
Friday, January 20, 12 noon

“Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery”
with Glenn Adamson
Friday, January 20, 4pm

“Buy, Sell, or Give? What Happens When the Kids Don’t Want It”
Panel discussion lead by Leslie Ferrin
Saturday, January 21, 2pm

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Jason Walker at Ceramic Biennalie 2017 in Korea

Jason Walker at Ceramic Biennalie 2017 in Korea

JASON WALKER in Korean Biennale

Jason Walker is an invited artist in “Story Telling: About Life” at the 9th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 in Korea, presented by the Korea Ceramic Foundation (KOCEF) from April 22 to May 28, 2017 at Icheon World Ceramics Center in Icheon Cerapia, Gyeonggi Province.

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SERGEI ISUPOV: Hidden Messages

SERGEI ISUPOV: Hidden Messages

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

December 2, 2016‚ÄďApril 2, 2017
Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA

‚ÄúSergei Isupov: Hidden Messages‚ÄĚ introduces larger-than-life figural sculptures shown in the context of a career survey presented as a multi-room installation. The exhibition, featuring 40 selected works, was designed and built by the artist and co-curated by Erie Art Museum director John Vanco. Spanning the 20 years Isupov has lived and worked in America, the show forms a semi-autobiographical wunderkammer ‚ÄĒ a collection of curiosities.

‚ÄúBy morphing together humans and animals, creating dimensionally illusionistic works, and embedding secret scenes within them, Isupov creates multi-layered artworks that challenge viewers‚Äô perception of reality. An erotic surrealist and protective family man, Isupov blends images drawn from experience and imagination that invite viewers to complete the work through their personal interpretations.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ John Vanco
The exhibition features three large standing figures at its entrance, a 25-foot plinth of marching figures, a room of intimate romance and family, and an expanse dominated by 10 by 14 foot painted female head blowing a gust of smaller works across a 40-foot wall.

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.

‚ÄúEverything 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‚Äôm not sure I create them, perhaps they create me.‚ÄĚ

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).

Sergei Isupov: Hidden Messages

Sergei Isupov: Hidden Messages is available for exhibition at other museums and galleries.

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