Ferrin Gallery: Seen & Scene

Friday, April 23, 2010

[Ferrin Gallery]Art Chicago 2010

featuring selected artwork from our upcoming show

Art Chicago 2010
at the Merchandise Mart.

April 30 - May 3
Opening Preview: Thursday, April 29

group show of art + objects with
links to their source inspiration

Chris Antemann
Paul Graubard
Sergei Isupov
Maggie Mailer
David Poppie
Shannon Trudell
Michael Zelehoski

2010 Show Hours:
Opening Preview, Thursday, April 29, 6 -9pm
Friday, April 30: 11am - 7pm
Saturday, May 1: 11am - 7pm
Sunday, May 2: 11am - 6pm
Monday, May 3: 11am - 4pm

We look forward to seeing you!
Booth 12-112.


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Featuring selected works from "Androgyny", Isupov's 2009 solo show of large scale sculpture and works on paper.  Widely collected privately and publicly in the US, Isupov grew up in Kiev, Ukraine, and now lives between Talinn, Estonia and his home base in Western Massachusetts.  Described as an "Erotic Surrealist", Isupov states:

"I’m not sure I create them, perhaps they create me.”

Photo Caption: Sergei Isupov
A History of Lovers, 2009, Ceramic, 32 x 17 x 15 in. 

Click HERE for Link to Sergei Isupov

ReUse, ReCycled, ReObjectified

New work by the young artist Michael Zelehoski includes "flattened" wooden folding chairs and produce boxes. Zelehoski's work embodies the concept of our upcoming group show "ReObjectification: Art + Object" in which artists were invited to share their source images,concept or actual materials.  A recent winner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship, Zelehoski will be a summer resident artist at Hancock Shaker Village using the site and workshops to ReExamine Shaker style object making.

Photo Caption: Michael Zelehoski, Three Box, 2010,  Mixed Media, 20 x 29 in.  

Click HERE for Michael Zelehoski @ FerrinGallery.com

Battle of the Britches

Featuring new works from her series inspired by 17c Staffordshire figurines.  Antemann recently received the first place 2010 Virgina A Groot Foundation Grant and was chosen for the BAM Biennial to produce "Seven Deadly Sins". 

"Investigating the struggle for dominance and playing off historical stereotypes of marriage, courtship and coupling, this series exposes the tension created when two individuals try to become one. As long as there is wedlock, tying the knot, getting hitched; this battle, a source of humor and entertainment for centuries, rages on."

In 2009, Antemann began working with photographer Kendrick Moholt, to isolate and compose details from her sculptures and contrast the scale of the individual figurines 10 – 12" to the faces and figures featured in the prints, 36 x 26".  The series will be onview at Art Chicago 2010.

Photo Caption: Chris Antemann, Detail from "Tea Party", 2010, Porcelain, 15 x 28 x 13 inches

Click HERE for link to Chris Antemann @ FerrinGallery.com


Stories from the Bible and Other Places

Featuring selected works from his current show that depict personal experiences, ethnic traditions and Biblical stories using acrylic paint, fabric, paper and objects arranged on canvas and wood. 

Considered an Outsider Artist, Graubard employs rich colors and simple forms in complex compositions to create narratives. 
Not formally trained as an artist, he worked as a teacher, professor, and a psychologist until abandoning his practice and working as a painter full time. Graubard's upbringing in a traditional Romanian household and his interests in music, religion, fantasy and folk stories are the subjects of his paintings. His work has been shown at and is in the collection of the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, MD.

Photo Caption: Paul Graubard, "Jonah Gets Hungry", 2007, Mixed Media on Canvas, 37.5 x 46.5 in.

Click HERE for link to Paul Graubard @ FerrinGallery.com

ReObjectification: Painting

In 2009, Mailer spent two months as artist in residence at the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA examining the museum's collection of 18th and 19th century landscape and portraiture. The work featured at Art Chicago is selected from the the paintings that were produced during her residency.   

Mailer is currently working towards a solo show at Ferrin Gallery, summer 2010 that continues to build on this experience.

Photo Caption: Maggie Mailer, Rainbow, 2009,  Oil on Canvas, 19.75 x 19.75 in. 

Click HERE to link to Maggie Mailer @ FerrinGallery.com

ReObjectification: Drawing


Four new drawings from the series that began "as an attempt to demonstrate how the passage of time affects perceptions of beauty."   Using herself as a model, her  research led her to compare anatomy of the male - particularly popular male forms found throughout the Greek and Roman Renaissance art - with the anatomy of the modern female.  

A young artist studying in Venice, Italy, Trudell produces meticulous, delicate drawings.

Photo Caption: Shannon Trudell, Study of Perseo, 2010,  Pencil on Paper, 19.75 x 14.5 in.  

Click HERE for link to Shannon Trudell @ FerrinGallery.com

ReObjectification: Object

A classic "ReObjectifier" Poppie's work involves the reclaiming of disposable objects in mass to create two and three dimensional works. Paint sticks and colored pencils are his chosen material/medium for this series but his palette includes ordinary objects such as tea bags, matchbook strikes, plastic cutlery, cassettes and records. 

These items are generally disregarded and ignored by the everyday person. Through the gathering of the discards of contemporary culture, I ask the viewer to reconsider the function and value of these objects. I also reassign their value by re-contextualizing them by creating a piece of art from them. Besides the formal issues that interest me, based in the Minimalist school, that are utilized, I also am making a commentary on the disposable nature of contemporary culture.”

Photo Caption: David Poppie, "and goodbye", 2010,  Mixed Media with Paint Sticks, 24 x 24 in.  

Click HERE for link to David Poppie @ FerrinGallery.com

ReObjectification: Art + Object
group show of art + objects with
links to their source inspiration

OPENS @ Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield
May 15th through June 13th

RECEPTION: Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday, May 29nd from

Featuring work by thirty artists in all media including Ven Voisey,
North Adams, MA, artist in residence at The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA and Michael Zelehoski, Pittsfield, MA, artist and residence at Hancock Shaker Village, Hancock, MA 

Dean Adams
Chris Antemann
Christa Assad
Michael Boroniec
Gordon Chandler
Donald Clark
Cynthia Consentino
Raymon Elozua
Lucy Feller
Kelly Garrett Rathbone
Gerit Grimm
Sergei Isupov
Myungjin Kim
Emmett Leader
Maggie Mailer
Gerardo Monterrubio
Mark Shapiro
Anat Shiftan
Mara Superior
Roy Superior
Ven Voisey
Jason Walker
Kurt Weiser
Red Weldon Sandlin
Gwendolyn Yoppolo
Michael Zelehoski

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