Ferrin Gallery @ Art Miami 2011
November 29 - December 4, 2011
CHRIS ANTEMANN presents recent small scale porcelain sculptures from 2011.
KENDRICK MOHOLT presents collaborative photographic details drawn from photographs of Chris Antemann's porcelain sculpture
SERGEI ISUPOV presents recent sculptures from his Humanimals series
MOLLY HATCH presents selected works from her recent solo installation Mon Plaisir
Known as Miami's premiere anchor fair, Art Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week — the first week of December when thousands of collectors, dealers, curators, and artists descend upon Miami. World-famous for its stylish gallery-like decor, its extraordinary variety and outstanding quality, Art Miami showcases the best in modern and contemporary art from 100 international art galleries and prominent art institutions and will showcase 700 artists from 70 countries around the world. Exhibitions at the fair will include modern and contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and prints from Europe, Asia, Latin America, India, the Middle East and the United States.
CHRIS ANTEMANN was the 2010 First Place Winner of the Virginia A. Groot Grant, a prestigious award to artists working in 3D to allow them time to further their work. The grant provided support enabling Antemann to build major large scale, multi figure sculptures subsequently shown in an installation with photography presented in the BAM Biennial at the Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA and Contemporary Northwest Art Awards, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR and currently onview in Fresh Figurines, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA and Meissen, artCampus, Spinnerei-Galerien, Leipzig, Germany. Antemann is currently artist - in - residence at the Meissen artCampus, Meissen, Germany.
Her most recent sculpture, An Occasional Craving features over a dozen figural "guests". Photographs drawn from details in the sculpture are produced in collaboration with photographer, KENDRICK MOHOLT and will be shown along with the porcelain figures.
MOLLY HATCH is exhibiting selected works from her recent series, Mon Plaisir at Art Miami 2011. Receiving her BFA in 2000 from School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts and MFA in 2008 from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Molly Hatch is one of the youngest artists now represented by Ferrin Gallery.
For Mon Plaisir Hatch appropriates imagery from a historic architectural engraving of a garden plan. Blurring the line between two and three dimensions, Hatch explores the relationship of painting to object by rendering the figures from each of the compositions in porcelain and presenting them in the foreground of the painted paper backdrop. By contrasting silhouette shadows in her the drawings, to three dimensional figural sculptures, Hatch isolates the figures in the garden scene and focuses attention on the underlying social narrative. Through the use of negative and positive, cropping, scale shifts and an updated color palette, the series offers a contemporary interpretation of an historic genre. Her series of drawings and sculpture presented together create the overall installation Mon Plaisir via triptychs, diptychs and related individual scenes.
Living and working in Western Massachusetts, Hatch exhibits throughout the US and regularly with Ferrin Gallery, most recently in the summer exhibition, Pursuit of Porcelain. Her career combines gallery exhibitions, teaching, workshops, artist residencies as well as a product designer for the women's clothier Anthropoligie.
"I am attracted to the aesthetic qualities of familiar domestic patterns and appropriate them into my work from both historical and contemporary sources. I crop original s, play with scale, re-mix and alter imagery with a contemporary palette. It is in this way that I aim to make contemporary patterns relate to their historic counterparts—resulting in a wall that is both new and familiar."
SERGEI ISUPOV's recent sculpture from his Humanimals series will be presented at Art Miami. Often called an erotic Surrealist for his daring representations of sexuality, relationships, and human encounter, Isupov takes narrative subject matter and merges it with ceramic sculptural form. Drawing on personal experience, and human observation, he creates works that integrate autobiography with universal narrative. Born in Stravapole, Ukraine, the bold color palette, heavily tattooed faces, and textured surfaces relate these works to the aesthetics of traditional Russian art, as well as to contemporary styles of illustration.
FERRIN GALLERY founded in 1979, is a nationally known contemporary gallery specializing in figural sculpture and studio ceramics. Working closely with museums and private collectors, the gallery is equally known as the source for major works by the established sculptors and for introducing emerging artists. Located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, Ferrin Gallery participates in fairs and partners with galleries to present the best in contemporary ceramic sculpture throughout the United States.