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Thursday, October 15, 2009

[Ferrin Gallery] IN FOCUS: Kurt Weiser


GUEST LECTURE at Skidmore College

Monday, October 19, 6:00 pm
The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Skidmore College
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

FREE and open to the public.

Ferrin Gallery is pleased to announce that noted sculptor, Kurt Weiser will be delivering this year's Rosanne Brody Raab Lecture.  This annual event
showcases artists working in materials such as clay, fiber, metal, and wood, and was endowed at Skidmore by Raab, a member of the college's Class of 1955 and an art advisor whose firm specializes in the arts of craft.

Lecture sponsored by
Rosanne Brody Raab and the College's Department of Art.

Photo Credit: Kurt Weiser, Luna, Porcelain, Bronze, 26 x 16"

Click HERE for more information about the lecture on Skidmore's website
Click HERE for link to FerrinGallery.com and more about Kurt Weiser

FERRIN GALLERY features Kurt Weiser @ SOFA Chicago

Recent sculpture featured
November 6 – 8, 2009
At Navy Pier's Festival Hall
Opening Night Preview: Thursday, November 5

Weiser is one of twelve artists in the gallery's group show THE ILLUSCULPTORS, a survey of ceramic sculpture that combines dimensional form and illustration to convey content.

For tickets email:

Photo Credit: Kurt Weiser, Luna, Detail
Click Here for Link to FerrinGallery.com and more information on THE ILLUSCULPTORS @ SOFA Chicago

KURT WEISER Featured Speaker at SOFA Chicago

A View of Nature: The Ceramic Art of Kurt Weiser
Saturday: November 7th, 1 p.m.
Followed by In Booth Conversation at 2:30

This illustrated lecture will provide an overview of Weiser's work over the last four decades. "In the beginning of my career I concentrated on producing functional ceramics, which were inspired by Asian pottery traditions, using a wide range of firing and building techniques. Towards the end of my tenure as Resident Director of the Archie Bray Foundation, my work shifted to slip cast porcelain vessels. In 1989, when I accepted a teaching position at Arizona State University, my work took a dramatic turn. Paying homage to the rich European and Asian china painting traditions, I began to paint surreal, lushly painted porcelain vases, creating provocative and unnerving narrative vessels. International travel and residences have had a significant impact on my work as well."

Photo Credit: Kurt Weiser, Red Queen, Porcelain, 19 x 12"

SOLO EXHIBITION: Eden Revisited: The Ceramic Art of Kurt Weiser

In 2008, The ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center organized the first major mid-career survey exhibition on the ceramic work of Kurt Weiser. Weiser, a Regents' Professor in the ASU Herberger College of the Arts, maintains a studio in Tempe, Arizona. An unassuming genius, the artist is known for his technical mastery and inventive pottery forms. This hallmark exhibition comprises 40 ceramic sculptures drawn from the ASU Art Museum permanent collection, private and public collections nationwide and spans 30 years of creative excellence. Peter Held, curator of ceramics, curates the exhibition.


January 22 – March 20, 2010
Society for Contemporary Craft
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 29 – June 27, 2010
Southwest School of Art and Craft
San Antonio, Texas
Click HERE for link to more information on Eden Revisited

CATALOG: Eden Revisited: The Ceramic Art of Kurt Weiser

Author Peter Held is curator of ceramics at the Ceramics Research Center, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe. Other contributors include Ulysses Grant Dietz and Edward Lebow. 

Click HERE to purchase catalog

Click here to read Patricia Failing's review in American Craft Magazine

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