Leslie Ferrin, Owner of Ferrin Contemporary Gallery, Thursday, August 15, 5:30pmLeslie Ferrin, director of Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, MA will speak with curator, Rachel Moore about contemporary ceramics and the artists in Composing Form. Ferrin, a specialist in contemporary ceramics for forty years, represents several of the artists Moore chose for the survey exhibition. The two will discuss recent works by artists whose cultural identities are evident in the narratives conveyed through painted surfaces and sculpted form both in the exhibition and other examples in the field. The conversation will also touch on the influences and experiences of artists in the exhibition including American artist, Cristina Cordova whose Puerto Rican heritage is a major influence on her work and the four international artists in the exhibition, Russian born, Sergei Isupov, Estonian born Kadri Parnamets and two who now produce their work in Jingdezhen, China, the birthplace of porcelain, Robin Best, Australian, and Hong Kong born Sinying Ho.
"Composing Form"...presents a family of intricate objects that collectively ruminate on the human body and human history — and the drive to make meaning from chaos. -- Rachel Elizabeth Jones for Seven Days
Curated by Rachel Moore
Exhibiton dates: June 22 - August 24, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 22, 5pm - 7pm