Feast of Impropriety (Detail), 2011
Sculpture - Porcelain, Decals, Luster
16 x 39 x 15"
Photograph – Digital C Print
Edition of 10, 38 x 24"
Edition of 5, 60 x 41"
Photo Credit: Kendrick Moholt
Pursuit of Porcelain, Group Portrait, 2011.
artists from left to right: Molly Hatch,
Left to Right: Molly Hatch, Chris Antemann, Christa Assad,
Gerritt Grimm, Giselle Hicks
Five Finger Duck Vases, Various Objects, 2011
Photo Credit: John Polak
Porcelain, Mixed Media
Photo Credit: John Polak
Ferrin Gallery, The Pursuit of Porcelain
THE PURSUIT OF PORCELAIN at FERRIN GALLERY
May 28 – July 24, 2011
Ferrin Gallery presents The Pursuit of Porcelain an installation of ceramic sculpture, photography and works on paper, presented as a staged version of a European 18th century porcelain room filled with a collection of figurines, plates and objects. The installation, conceived by sculptor Chris Antemann includes her own sculpture and photography and interpretations of the concept by other invited artists who share her passion for porcelain and its history.
Using plates, drawings, painting and photography five sculptors created composed installations to present their sculpture. Based on a formal porcelain room or decorative arts museum case, artists Chris Antemann, Molly Hatch, Sergei Isupov, Mara Superior, Jason Walker interpreted the concept and present their sculpture on 4 x 8’ painted panels.
Portrait photographer, Bill Wright exhibits a series of individual and group portraits featuring nine artists participating in The Pursuit of Porcelain. Wright staged the shoot in a formal New York City dining room to evoke a Victorian era family portrait taken in a formal dining room in New York City. Other photography and video projects feature imagery inspired by the concepts of collecting porcelain, Barnaby Barford, embellishment and decoration Sean Capone and female beauty, Lucy Feller. Photography drawn from details of Chris Antemann’s figural sculpture offers intimate views into the relationships between her characters presented in large format through photography with Kendrick Moholt.
Design, studio pottery and tableware in porcelain by Molly Hatch, Giselle Hicks, Frances Palmer, Klein Reid Porcelain, and Gwendolyn Yoppolo is presented. Each artist explores traditions of design styles and decoration from the history of porcelain from contemporary perspectives.
Chris Antemann - porcelain sculpture and photography
Christa Assad - porcelain sculptural objects
Barnaby Barford - video
Sean Capone - video
Lucy Feller - photography
*Molly Hatch - porcelain flasks in frames
*Sergei Isupov - porcelain figures and portrait plates
Garth Johson - porcleain teapots and plates made in China
James Klein - David Reid - porcelain vases and tableware
Steve Lee - porcelain vases
Frances Palmer - porcelain tabelware
Kelly Garrett Rathbone - porcelain
Vipoo Srivlasa - porcelain sculptural objects made in China
*Mara Superior - porcelain objects
Jason Walker - porcelain sculpture, tiles and plates
Kurt Weiser - porcelain objects
Red Weldon Sandlin - porcelain and works on paper
*Bill Wright – portrait photography
Gwendolyn Yoppolo - porcelain objects and tableware
* artists from Massachusetts
ABOUT FERRIN GALLERY:
Ferrin Gallery, established 1979, is nationally known as a contemporary gallery specializing in figural sculpture and studio ceramics. The gallery works closely with private collectors, institutions and the media as a source for works by both established and emerging artists. Located in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, it is equidistant from New York City and Boston.
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HOURS: By Appointment through May 25, Thurs – Saturday, 11-5:00 through June, Open Daily July – August.