MANCHESTER, NH – The New Hampshire Institute of Art announces its popular Distinguished American Artists Discussing Art (DAaDA) artist lecture series continues with a presentation and conversation with artist Sergei Isupov at 6 p.m. on November 20, 2014 at the Institute’s French Building auditorium, 148 Concord Street. Tickets are $20.
A Russian-born artist who sought the opportunity to express his artistic individuality more freely, Isupov came to the United States in 1994. He works with porcelain using traditional hand building and sculpting techniques to combine surface and form with narrative painting using stains and clear glaze. Now living in Boston, Isupov’s art merges narrative subject matter with sculptural form in erotic surrealism
“I am a student of the universe and a participant in the harmonic chaos of contrasts and opposites: dark – light; male – female; good – evil,” Isupov says in his website’s Artist Statement. “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.”
The recurring DAaDA lecture series is designed to bring the best of fine art discourse to the Greater Manchester community while complementing the Institute’s educational programs. Isupov’s discussion coincides with the Institute’s Ceramics Biennial 2014 and Ceramics Faculty: Celebrating the Process exhibitions, which both are open from November 12, 2014 to January 12, 2015 at the French Building and Amherst galleries. The exhibitions are free and open to the public.
About the NH Institute of Art
Established in 1898 as the Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences, the New Hampshire Institute of Art offers Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Art Education and Master of Fine Arts degrees as well as Certificate and Community Education programs. The Institute’s Sharon Arts Center offers a wide variety of art classes and programs in the school facility in Sharon, NH as well as a Fine Craft Gallery, a Juried Artist Member Gallery, and an Exhibition Gallery in Peterborough, NH.