SERGEI ISUPOV "Androgyny"
August 23 - October 4, 2008
FOR PRESS INFORMATION CONTACT:
Leslie Ferrin: 413.442.1622 gallery or 413.446.0614 cell
"Androgyny", Solo Show of Ceramic Sculpture and Painting
Ceramic sculpture produced by Estonian, Kadri Parnamets, during her summer residency at Project Art in the Berkshires.
Artist Talk: Thursday, September 11, 7:00 p.m.
With the international market attention now turning to Russian art and artists, both present and past, this artist offers an interesting glimpse into the world of pre and post Soviet era art. His background combines the influences from a family history of artists, Soviet era art training first in Kiev, Ukraine and later in Tallinn, Estonia, with experiences gained from 16 extraordinarily productive years in the US and at international artist residencies in Australia, Hungary and Estonia. The upcoming catalog for his Mesa show features an essay by Sotheby's Senior Vice President and Director of Russian Paintings, Sonya Bekkerman.
His work has been widely collected by both institutions and private collectors and will be shown this September at the new Columbus circle location for the Museum of Arts & Design, in New York in their inaugural show with his artwork, "Mamma", 2007.
KADRI PARNAMETS - summer 08 resident artist at Project Art, Cummington, MA, a pilot project for international artist residencies in cooperation with Storefront Artist Project. Parnamets, a ceramic sculptor from Tallinn, Estonia, lived and worked in the renovated Mill building for three months. The work she produced and nine collaborative pieces with Sergei Isupov will be presented at Ferrin Gallery in conjunction with Sergei Isupov's solo show "Androgyny".
ABOUT FERRIN GALLERY features contemporary visual art with a specialty in ceramic sculpture. The gallery is located in the Berkshires, in the heart of the cultural corridor that runs from New York City to Bennington, VT. The region's identity for contemporary arts was sparked by Mass MOCA in the North and with the Dia Beacon in the South, the area is now becoming known as a place where contemporary art is not only created, but seen and experienced.
Long known for performing arts, music and theater, the Hudson and Berkshire region is also a base for such noted visual artists as Jenny Holzer, Ellsworth Kelly, Walton Ford and Gregory Crewdson. Not unlike Williamsburg in Brooklyn where affordable live / work opportunities bring artists together, the interaction between the institutions, galleries and individual visual artists who both show and work behind the scenes is creating fertile ground for a next generation artists.
Ferrin Gallery (established 1979) became a hub for that activity when it moved in 2007 to Pittsfield, a city using the creative economy to revitalize its downtown and underutilized housing. With support from the city, the gallery along with the artist run spaces and cultural institutions formed PittsfieldContemporary, a combination of economic development and marketing projects, programming and public relations. With the synergy of the art professional and private collector drawn from Mass MOCA, The Clark and Williams College Museum of Art, the Berkshires are rapidly growing as a year round destination for
Click here for link to PittsfieldContemporary.com
Click here for link to gallery website for Sergei Isupov
Click here for link to gallery website for Kadri Parnamets
Click here for link to review by Charles Giuliano in Berkshire Fine Arts
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