December 2, 2016 – April 2, 2017
Main Gallery

Sergei Isupov’s glazed porcelain sculptures impress the viewer with their oversized scale, remarkable craftsmanship, and original sense of form, before one even begins to absorb the work’s content. Exquisitely painted with Isupov’s peculiar and fascinating imagery, the work is created with traditional slab-building techniques, pushing ceramic material to its limits. The Russian-born artist (b. 1963), trained in Ukraine and Estonia, exhibits new work, some in his largest scale to date, accompanied by painted environmental installation components that support, surround, and provide a framework for the sculptures.

By morphing together humans and animals, creating dimensionally illusionistic works, and embedding secret scenes within them, Isupov creates multilayered artworks that challenge viewers’ perception of reality. Isupov speaks to this ambiguity, stating “I’m not sure if I create them, perhaps they create me.” Each work has layers of mystery, and as one is solved, another appears, challenging the viewer to interpret the multiple messages within.

To find out more about Sergei Isupov you can go to his website.

Dec. 1 from 9 – 5 pm
Artist workshop and lecture
at Edinboro University
(Detailed workshop agenda below)
Free, Open to the public

Dec. 2 from 7 – 10 pm
Gallery Night, opening reception
at Erie Art Museum
Artist talk at 7 p.m.
Free, Open to the public

Artist Workshop & Lecture at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

December 1, 2016

Free, open to the public

9 – 11:30 a.m. Sculpture demonstration in East Hall

1 – 1:45 p.m. Artist lecture in the Frank G. Pogue Student Center, room #303B

2 – 5 p.m. Continued demonstration in East Hall

Attendees may choose to eat on campus at the student cafeteria in Van Houten Dining Hall, “Wow” cafeteria in the Pogue Student Center, or the Coffee/bagel shop in the Pogue Student Center

Parking: Visitors should obtain a parking pass if parking on campus. A Temporary Parking Permit may be obtained free-of-charge by simply stopping at the University Police Department located at 911 Scotland Road (near 6N) with your driver’s license and vehicle registration card.