FERRIN GALLERY @ SOFA NY
April, 19 23, 2012
An exhibition and series of projects by contemporary artists inspired by museum collections and conversations about content, context, social history and patronage.
Curated by Leslie Ferrin and Sienna Patti
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SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS & EVENTS
FRIDAY APRIL 20
COVET: ARTIST AND CURATOR PANEL
11:00 The Tiffany Room
An illustrated discussion of COVET, with artists Molly Hatch (Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA), Jonathan Wahl (Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA) and Ethan Lasser, curator Chipstone Foundation and Milwaukee Art Museum. Moderated by David McFadden, Chief Curator, Museum of Arts & Design, NY.
INBOOTH CONVERSATIONS WITH COVET ARTISTS
12:00 COVET Booth #114
COVET: Meet the Artists | Join Chipstone Foundation curator, Ethan Lasser and artist Michelle Erickson for a one-on-one discussion of the ongoing relationship between Chiptsone, Milwaukee Art Museum and contemporary artists, followed at 12:30 for a tour of the exhibition with the featured artists including Christa Assad, Lucy Feller, Nicholas Kahn, Frances Palmer and Mara Superior.
2:00 COVET Booth #114
HISTORY AND INSPIRATION: A Conversation | Writer Dominque Browning and ceramist Frances Palmer will discuss the COVET project and her artwork that references the Robert Ellison collection of ceramics in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Dominique Browning is the author of the book Slow Love, blogs at Slow Love Life, and environmental activist and director of Moms Clean Air Force.
7:00 COVET Booth #114
DISHING: How did the dinner plate become decorative art? | Shax Riegler, author of DISH and features editor at House Beautiful with Artist/Designer explores the question of how the plate moved off the table and onto the wall with artist Molly Hatch. Booksigning follows DISH: 813 Wonderful Dinner Plates
SATURDAY APRIL 21
MEET ME AT THE MET
10:00 12:00 Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Avenue and 81st Street
Limited to 15 - RSVP info@FerrinGallery.com or 413.446.0614
Join us at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a tour of the Robert A. Ellison Jr. collection of American Art Pottery with Robert A. Ellison Jr. and Adrienne Spinozzi, Research Associate in the American Wing with artists from COVET followed by a tour of collections that inspired works in the COVET project. The tour will include highlights from the European Decorative Arts department, European Still Life Paintings and open storage with artists Christa Assad, Michelle Erickson, Frances Palmer, Molly Hatch, Giselle Hicks, Nicholas Kahn and Mara Superior, Jonathan Wahl.
4:00 Covet Booth #114
Art + Design the relationship between artists and industry | Join Giselle Hicks, a recent artist in residence at the John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry program at Kohler Co. and Molly Hatch, a designer for Anthropologie discuss their works in COVET and production of their ideas with the support of industry.
Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue at 67th Street
New York, NY
DATES & HOURS:
Opening Night Preview | Thursday, April 19
5 pm 7 pm | by invitation only
7 9 pm | pubic preview tickets $100
Designer Breakfast | Friday, April 20 | 9 11 am | invitation only
Young Patron Night | Friday, April 20 | 6 9 pm | by invitation or ticket purchase $35
Click HERE for RSVP to contact gallery for complimentary tickets to Young Patron Night
Friday, April 20 |11 am 7 pm
Saturday, April 21| 11 am 7 pm
Sunday, April 22 |11 am 6 pm
Monday, April 23 |noon 5 pm