Last week, Garth Johnson shared his experiences at the New York Ceramics and Glass Fair and a preview of his talk on Friday. Need more convincing? Check out this information from Leslie Ferrin on some great exhibits you can see there! The Fair starts today and runs through Sunday. While you’re there, be sure to visit with the Ferrin Gallery:
At the Ferrin Contemporary Booth on the 4th Floor:
This group exhibition brings together work by several top ceramic artists represented by Ferrin Contemporary. Included will be pieces by Stephen Bowers, Claire Curneen, Steven Young Lee, Roberto Lugo, Frances Palmer, Paul Scott, Bonnie Smith, Vipoo Srivilasa, Mara Superior, and Kurt Weiser. Form and surface merge in various constructions embodying elements of the human form, of animals, and of abstracted thought. The work in this exhibit gives a taste of the broad range of work being created in ceramics today.
at the Ferrin Contemporary Special Exhibition Booth on the 3rd Floor:
MADE IN CHINA examines the contemporary, ceramic-centric exchange between eastern and western artists and markets. Marked by ever-increasing cross-cultural collaboration, this contemporary ceramics movement emerging from China is urging a re-definition of today’s export ware.
Exploring the growing cultural exchange between east and west.
With increasing frequency, western artists are traveling to China to produce ceramic work using traditional Chinese methods. In this exhibition, Ferrin Contemporary brings together work that reveals the essential aspects of contemporary ceramics currently coming out of China.
It is a dynamic relationship with appropriation and collaboration occurring in both directions.
MEET THE ARTISTS
in the Special Exhibition Booth on the 3rd Floor
Friday, January 23, 2015
1:30 p.m. BOOK SIGNING with Paul Scott Join us!
Paul Scott will sign and present his new book Horizon, Transferware and Contemporary Ceramics.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
3 p.m. CONVERSATION and TOUR with artists and curator
Join us for a conversation about MADE IN CHINA: THE NEW EXPORT WARE with artists Sin-ying Ho and Robert Silverman. The discussion will be moderated by Leslie Ferrin, curator of MADE IN CHINA and director of Ferrin Contemporary. A tour of the exhibition with the artists and curator, will follow.
ARTIST & CURATOR LECTURES
relevant to MADE IN CHINA
in the Lecture Hall
Friday, January 23, 2015
12 noon PAUL SCOTT LECTURE
Duchess, Dogs, Detroit, Dragons, Handles and Cherrypickers: Re-Animating the Transferware Archives of an Industry
with Paul Scott: artist, author, and professor at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts Norway.
2 p.m. CURATOR TALK WITH LESLIE FERRIN
Made in China: New Export Ware from Jingdezhen
with Leslie Ferrin, curator of MADE IN CHINA and director Ferrin Contemporary.
4 p.m. GARTH JOHNSON LECTURE
I’m So Fancy: Young Artists Take On Historical Ceramics
with Garth Johnson, Curator of the Arizona State University Ceramics Research Center and Director-at-Large of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).
Saturday, January 24
12 noon RON FUCHS II LECTURE
The Most Dangerous Imitations: Fake Chinese Export Porcelain of the 1920s and ’30s
with Ron Fuchs II, Curator of the Reeves Collections at Washington and Lee University.