Ferrin Gallery: Seen & Scene

Thursday, October 1, 2009

[Ferrin Gallery] ARTIST FOCUS: Sergei Isupov

Sergei Isupov's "Androgyny" OPENING @ Daum Museum of Art

October 3-December 6, 2009

Lecture/Workshop: November 2-3, 2009

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art

3201 West 16th Street
Sedalia, MO

The exhibition, first presented at Mesa Contemporary Art Center, features his latest body of work, including 14 large-scale painted and sculpted heads and related drawings.

is accompanied by a 42 page catalog with an essay by Sonya Bekkerman, Sotheby's.

To purchase email to info@FerrinGallery.com

Isupov will also lead a free, public two-day workshop Nov. 2-3 on the Daum's State Fair Community College campus. Participants can learn first-hand about his art and art-making processes, including an in-depth look at the construction and painting techniques he uses.

Androgyny: New Work by Sergei Isupov was organized by Mesa Contemporary Arts Center in partnership with Ferrin Gallery. Presentation in Sedalia is made possible, in part, by Ditzfeld Transfer, Inc. All programs at the museum are supported by the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art Endowment, State Fair Community College, and the State Fair Community College Foundation.

Image Caption: A History of Lovers, 2009, stoneware, stain, glaze, 32 x 17 x 15 inches

Click HERE for link to article about this exhibition in Art Knowledge News

Click HERE to read Brook Mason's interview with Isupov in The Financial Times

Click here for link to "Androgyny"

ONVIEW @ SOFA Chicago in The Illusculptors

Ferrin Gallery presents
Group Show of Illustrated Ceramic Sculpture
November 6-8, 2009

SOFA Chicago
Sculpture, Object, Functional Art Fair
Navy Pier's Festival Hall

INBOOTH Conversation: Friday, November 6, 3:30
Leslie Ferrin, curator of The Illusculptors, discusses relationship between technique and content in the sculpture of Isupov, Kurt Weiser and Jason Walker

Image caption: Midnight Son, 2009, stoneware, stain, glaze, 27.5 x 18 x 17 inches
CLick here for a link to the SOFA page at FerrinGallery.com

ONVIEW @ MAD, New York, NY

Currently on view in the Museum of Art and Design's

PERMANENTY MAD: Revealing the Collection from the permanent collection.

Click HERE for link to the Permanent Collection Exhibition on MADs website
inaugural exhibition

Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

Permanently MAD offers new ways of looking at artworks, outside of traditional hierarchies of art, craft, and design. Exhibition sections allow viewers to draw connections between works of all media, presenting fresh insights for those familiar with the Museum and for those visiting for the first time.

Image caption: Mamma, 2007, porcelain, 21.5 x 25.5 x 7 inches
Click Here for link to SergeiIsupov.com and to see images of works in permanent museum collections

ONVIEW @ Morlan Gallery, Transylvania, KY

FIGURATION TO FRAGMENTATION: The Human Form in Contemporary Sculpture
Through October 15, 2009

Morlan Gallery
Transylvania University
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508

A survey mapping the topography of the human condition, the exhibition Figuration to Fragmentation: The Human Form in Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture articulates a clear vision of the role of the figure in contemporary ceramics. A collaboration between Transylvania’s Morlan Gallery and the University of Kentucky’s Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, the exhibit includes several of Isupov's works. Other artists in the exhibition include Tom Bartel, Kira Campbell, and Hunter Stamps. Tanya Batura, Anne Drew Potter, Keith Wallace Smith, and Liz Zacher will have work on display at Tuska.

Mini-conference: The Role of the Figure in Contemporary Ceramics, October 1 and 2, throughout the University of Kentucky campus

Lecture with Kira Campbell: Thursday, October 8, 7 p.m., Morlan Gallery

Image caption: Ray, 2009, stoneware, stain, glaze, 29 x 20 x 17"
Click here for Shannon Eblen's review of Figuration to Fragmentation

EARLY WORKS ONVIEW in Asheville, NC and Los Angeles, CA

STEEPED IN TEA: The Art of Tea
Through November 29, 2009

Fowler Museum, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

On view is Sergei Isupov's work Time is Coming.

Steeped in History brings together magnificent art from three continents and many centuries, including rare Chinese ceramics and paintings, 18th- and 19th-century Japanese ceramics and prints, extraordinary English and Colonial American paintings, historic photographs and documents, tea-serving paraphernalia and furniture from many countries, and much more—to tell the fascinating story of tea.

LOOKING FOREWARD: New Works and New Directions for the Permanent Collection
Through February 14, 2010


2 South Pack Square
Asheville, NC

Included in the show Isupov's is Untitled Teapot, 1997 gift of a private collector. Looking Back celebrates the generosity of those who have helped grow the permanent collection of American Art over the past 60 years.

Image Caption: Time is Coming, Kamm Teapot Collection, 1997, 15 x 12 x 8 inches
Click here for a link to the Steeped in Tea page at the Fowler Museum

ONVIEW @ Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

The Perfect Fit – Shoes Tell Stories
Through January 3, 2010

Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street
Brockton, MA

The Perfect Fit – Shoes Tell Stories explores the cultural meanings of shoes, presenting imaginative and provocative objects of every size and craft medium. The was curated by Wendy Tarlow Kaplan, an independent curator whose family has strong ties to Brockton’s legendary shoe manufacturing industry. In this show, shoes express more than their role as footwear; they contain multiple meanings that speak to issues of gender, sexuality, race and class.

Image Caption: Let's Stay Together, 2007, porcelain, 11 x 9.5 x 5 inches
Click here for a link to the exhibitions page on the Fuller Craft Museum's website

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