Collection Focus: Sergei Isupov

February 23 - June 8, 2014

Collection Focus: Sergei Isupov—a mid-career retrospective for an innovative artist who has pushed the possibilities of clay. Interested in exploring the dynamics of human relationships, Isupov (born in Stravapol, Russia, 1963) has found a distinctive artistic voice that combines two-dimensional narrative with three-dimensional ceramic form. Imbuing his work with social, cultural, and personal history, Isupov investigates the dynamics of the human condition through complex and compelling compositions. In his pieces, figures in all states of dress or undress—often in isolated or abstracted landscapes—morph and shift as animals become part human or vice-versa.

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION


A collection study guide accompanying this exhibition is available free to RAM members and with paid museum admission. The 28-page booklet features full-color images of Isupov's pieces in RAM's permanent collection. Orders can be placed online or by calling RAM Museum Store at 262.638.8200. View additional Isupov catalogues here.

Exhibition Notes
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EXHIBITION EVENTS

Sergei Isupov
Ray, 2009
Glazed stoneware
Racine Art Museum, Promised Gift of
David and Jacqueline Charak
Photography: John Polak
Sergei Isupov
To Fish, 2011
Glazed porcelain
Racine Art Museum, Gift of David and Jacqueline Charak
Photography: John Polak
Sergei Isupov
Way of Thinking It's Like That, 1997
Porcelain with stains and glazes
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Estate of Linda Brooks Sullivan
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine, WI
Sergei Isupov
Thin Line, 2002
Glazed porcelain
Racine Art Museum, Promised Gift of David and Jacqueline Charak
Photography: John Polak
Sergei Isupov
Jealousy, 2007
Glazed porcelain
Racine Art Museum, Promised Gift of David and Jacqueline Charak
Photography: John Polak
Sergei Isupov
Protection, 1999
Glazed porcelain
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine, WI
Sergei Isupov
Never the Same Again, 1997
Glazed porcelain
Racine Art Museum, Gift of David and Jacqueline Charak
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine, WI


Visit Promenade
solo show featuring new work by Sergei Isupov

Perimeter Gallery
March 7 - April 12, 2014

210 W. Superior Street, Chicago
 

Curated by Ferrin Contemporary

 

 

This exhibition is made possible in part by: Presenting Sponsors - Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd; SC Johnson; Windgate Charitable Foundation; Gold Sponsors - Herzfeld Foundation; Johnson Bank; Sam and Gene Johnson Fund; National Endowment for the Arts; Racine United Arts Fund; Silver Sponsors - Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research; Elwood Corporation; Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation; W.T. Walker Group, Inc.; Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors - 88NINE Radio Milwaukee; CNH America LLC; Corner House; Craft in America PBS Series; E.C. Styberg Foundation, Inc.; Educators Credit Union; In Sink Erator; Miracle on Canal Street; The Norbell Foundation; Perimeter Gallery, Chicago; Real Racine; Robert W. Baird Foundation; Ruud Family Foundation; Carol C. Saunders; Donors of Sergei Isupov Works - Dale and Doug Anderson, Karen Johnson Boyd, Gail M. and Robert A. Brown, David and Jacqueline Charak, Ferrin Contemporary, and The Estate of Linda Brooks Sullivan.