Isupov’s show, “Transfiguration,” is from his recent series of seated porcelain figures. Isupov who has been described as an “erotic surrealist,” paints detailed imagery on complex animal and human figures. These figures are built and sculpted then intensely painted with images that combine animal and human forms in both three and two dimensions. A series of “Vitreograph” prints (intaglio prints using etched glass plates from Littleton Studios in Penland, N.C.) will accompany the exhibition.
Born in Stavrapole, Russia, Isupov emigrated to the United States in 1992 and now lives in Richmond, Va. He is a 2001 recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award. His work is in numerous public collections including the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, N.Y., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, Wis., and several international collections.
Linda Sikora’s show of wood fired porcelain focuses on a series of covered jars and stacking teapots using patterned polychrome glazes. She has a sense of form that combine beautifully with her rich palette of colors applied in geometric patterns reminiscent of Islamic ceramics and textiles.
Sikora teaches at Alfred University, School of Art & Design in Alfred, N.Y., and spends summers in Minnesota. Her work is in the collection of the Racine Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Minneapolis Museum of Art.
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