Summer 2014: Gallery Talk & Exhibition Opening

Independent Art Projects Public Programs – August 2014

Gallery Talk with ceramic sculpture Christopher Russell
Saturday, August 16, 5 p.m.
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass.
Free and open to the public; refreshments to follow.
On the occasion of his current exhibition at Independent Art Projects, Christopher Russell will talk about this unique style of ceramic sculpture. Russell has been working on a series of hyper-detailed, incredibly lifelike bee sculptures, including intricate section of beehives, bees on flowers, and large blowups of grains of pollen. He mostly uses traditional, labor-intensive manual techniques to sculpt the piers, often working from photographs or illustrations.
Christopher Russell is represented by Julie Saul Gallery, New York, N.Y.

Opening Reception for Robin Best
Thursday, August 28, 6–9 p.m.
in conjunction with DownStreet Art
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass.
Free and open to the public.
The exquisitely painted ceramics of Robin Best merge art and science, East and West, modern and ancient. The Florida Vases were painted by Best on delicate, translucent porcelain vases hand-thrown by artisans using traditional methods in Jingdezhen, China.
Robin Best is represented by Ferrin Contemporary, Cummington, Mass.