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Ferrin Contemporary presents: FAMILY AFFAIR

Ferrin Contemporary presents: FAMILY AFFAIR

April 16, 2015

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Ferrin Contemporary

Presenting leading international ceramic art for sale

Leslie Ferrin, Director
413-446-0641, info@ferrincontemporary.com

FAMILY AFFAIR: Sergei Isupov, Kadri Pärnamets, and Roosi Isupov

CUMMINGTON, Mass. — Family Affair will be on view at Independent Art Projects in North Adams, from April 25 through May 25, 2015. The show features painted porcelain sculptures created by Sergei Isupov, Kadri Pärnamets, and Roosi Isupov.

Sergei Isupov and Kadri Parnamets and their five-year-old daughter, Roosi Isupov, spend half their year in Estonia and half in the United States. They speak Russian, Estonian, English, and a visual language rich with complex imagery. Their artwork speaks in a universal language of art and reveals courageous inquiries into what it is to be human—intense explorations of self, relationship, and family. This show, Family Affair, presents the art produced in their shared studio during the last seven months in Cummington, where they live and work at Project Art.

Sergei Isupov creates complex three-dimensional forms enveloped with detailed paintings representing his unabashed investigations into internal and interpersonal relationships. Isupov further explains, “I am a student of the universe and a participant in the harmonic chaos of contrasts and opposites: dark – light; male – female; good – evil. Working instinctually and using my observations, I create a new, intimate universe that reveals the relationships, connections and contradictions as I perceive them. I find clay to be the most versatile material and it is well suited to the expression of my ideas. I consider my sculptures to be a canvas for my paintings. All the plastic, graphic and painting elements of a piece function as complementary parts of the work.”

Kadri Pärnamets presents exquisite paintings of iconic images on three-dimensional cloud forms. Focusing on gesture and expression, Pärnamets selects known classics of female beauty by painters from both the European Renaissance and the Impressionist era. From childhood to the present, Parnamets’ life has been intimately connected with women in paintings in nearby museums and within books. She studies and reflects on the women’s expressions and the contexts where they have been frozen in time. She continues to visit these women during the different periods of her life. Now, as a mother and wife, she identifies with the more mythical female figures that reflect the human attributes of sacrifice, service, and devotion, qualities that are seen in the portraits of Venus and Lucretia by Cranach, in the bathers and nudes of Manet, and in the religious images of Saint Agnes.

Roosi Isupov depicts scenes from her life on plates; capturing the delights of her multi-cultural, art-filled days. Her scenes highlight who she sees and meets while walking around the village, commemorates events that take place and show relationships between her and the people in her immediate world.

Sergei Isupov and Kadri Pärnamets are represented by Ferrin Contemporary, which specializes in ceramic art circa 1950 to the present. For more than thirty years, Ferrin Contemporary has been the preferred source for artwork by established and emerging artists and designers whose primary medium is clay, for private collectors, institutions, and the media. Click here to view more of Isupov’s work.  Click here to view more of Pärnamets’ work.

Ferrin Contemporary will present this exhibit at Independent Art Projects which is located at 1315 MASS MoCA Way, on the campus of MASS MoCA, in North Adams. The gallery is open May–November, Wednesday–Sunday, 11–5 pm.

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Follow IAP during Miami Art Week 2014

Follow IAP during Miami Art Week 2014

The art fairs and art events taking place in Miami and Miami Beach between December 2 – 9, 2014, is commonly known as Miami Art Week. Approximately twenty art fairs take place, positioned in the area between Miami’s Wynwood Art District, Downtown Miami and Miami Beach.

IAP co-founders dealer, Leslie Ferrin and Cynthia Reeves, will be showing  at respectively, Miami Project (Ferrin Contemporary, Booth 125), and Art Miami (CYNTHIA-REEVES, Booth A40).

IAP will be offering an overview and recap of highlights from Ferrin Contemporary, CYNTHIA-REEVES and the Berkshires’ art galleries and artists showing during the Miami Art Week.  Below, you’ll find brief descriptions of the art fairs, including links to locations, hours, admission prices, special events and much more.

IAP will post images and tweet not-to-miss happenings with the hashtag #IAPMiamiArtWeek2014
Instagram: independentartprojects
Twitter: IAP_NorthAdams



Art Basel Miami Beach – held at the Miami Beach Convention Center is the largest art fair of the week, featuring more than 250 top galleries from around the world. Design Miami (a major design fair) takes place right next to Art Basel.  Aqua, a mainstay on the beach  in a vintage beach hotel (now rebranded as Aqua Art Miami) , and Ink Fair,  specializing in prints are among  and exhibitions in the hotels along the strip

Satellite art fairs: Scope Miami, Pulse (where Sienna Patti Contemporary, from Lenox, South Berkshire County, will show the work of Susie Ganch), Select, and UNTITLED. are also in Miami Beach and actually on or near the beach; enjoy the ocean view,   Hotel-based art fairs in Miami Beach walking distance from the convention center include Ink and Aqua.  NADA hosted at the Deauville is located in North Miami.

Art Miami – held in Miami’s Wynwood Art District, is the oldest of the art fairs in Miami, this year celebrating its 25th edition. Miami Project, smaller and selective, is one tent South along 32nd St.  Nearby are even more tents, pavilions and buildings filled with contemporary art – including but not limited to Context, Spectrum, ArtSpot, Pinta and Red Dot art fairs. Miami galleries relocated and opened in Wynwood expanding outward from the now well established section known as Miami Design Center and Wynwood Walls where graffiti and the street art scene has continued to find a welcome home and a base for young businesses to launch.

Click HERE for MIAMI NEW TIMES – guide to the fairs.


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