FUSED: Solo Exhibition at Ferrin Contemporary

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FUSED: Solo Exhibition at Ferrin Contemporary, May 4-June 30, 2019

Ferrin Contemporary is pleased to announce LAUREN MABRY: Fused, the first solo at the gallery by Philadelphia- based artist Lauren Mabry.

Mabry will introduce a new series of ‘dimensional paintings’ that use color, form and an exuberant sense of play to explore transformative nature of clay. Drips, spills and dollops of brightly colored glaze move across her forms, with a precise sense of chaos. The titled, Fused, eludes to the melted surface created within the kiln. This magical moment is something that Mabry is able to hold to within her glaze work, as if she’s able to slow down time itself.


Groundbreaking: Innovations In Clay

Groundbreaking: Innovations in Clay, Kimball Art Center

Park City, UT

Feb 18- April 16, 2017

 Including work also from Francesca DiMattio, Lauren Gallaspy, Molly Hatch, Giselle Hicks, Andy Nasisse, Alwyn O'Brien, Adam Shiverdecker, Akio Takamori, Kurt Weiser, Christina West, and Christa Assad.

Gallery Website



Polsinelli Collection

Polsinelli Collection Commission: Stacked Compositions

Dallas, TX

January 5, 2017

The Polsinelli Collection acquired their second major work from Lauren Mabry. The pieces are entirely handbuilt, measuring 62x28x28 inches each. Red earthenware, slip, glaze.


Art Miami 2016 with Mindy Solomon Gallery Nov. 29- Dec 6

Art Miami 2016 with Mindy Solomon Gallery Nov. 29-Dec.6

Miami, FL, USA

Nov 29- Dec 6, 2016

Art Miami is the leading international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place each December during art week at the midtown Miami complex in the renowned Wynwood Arts District. It is one of the most important annual contemporary art events in the United States, attracting more than 82,000 collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts from around the globe annually. Entering its 27th edition, Art Miami remains committed to showcasing the most important artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with a selection of the world’s most respected galleries.

'Lavender Fields & Pig's Fat: Work From China', The Clay Studio of Philadelphia

'Lavender Fields & Pig's Fat: Work From China', The Clay Studio of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

August 12- September 25, 2016

Solo Exhibition featuring works produced in Jingdezhen, China. Open August 12- September 25. Opening Reception Friday September 2 (5-8PM) at The Clay Studio 137-139 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Jingdezhen International Studio

Jingdezhen International Studio

Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China

In this two-month overseas residency, Mabry worked with several internationally recognized artists in Jingdezhen. Utilizing the city's historical porcelain industry and local resources, she created a body of work reflective of her experience with the materials. This project was supported in large part with a grant from the Independence Foundation and the Taoxichuan Museum in China.

Article by L. Kent Wolgamott

Lincoln Journal Star

Article by L. Kent Wolgamott

"...a true technical achievement and a perfect illustration of Mabry’s work that brings abstraction to ceramics via a tenuous combination of precise, technically masterful construction and glazing, and relinquishing that control." 

Passages | Belger Crane Yard

Passages | Belger Crane Yard

Solo Exhibition
Kansas City, MO

"Mabry perfectly captures the kinetic mingling of pigments spilling down a drain. A deliberately patchy glaze adds texture to the pipe exterior, a dulled shell for the streaked symphony within."

- Liz Cook, The Pitch

Ceramics Monthly

Ceramics Monthly

"Her sensitivity to the gestural placement and movement of glaze creates graphically intense and engaging compositions that pull the viewer around the form." 




Running | Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Running | Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Solo Exhibition
Omaha, NE

"Similar to Betty Woodman, whose work brought the concerns of painting and sculpture to the living history of the vessel, Mabry's work exudes a respect for traditions of the medium offset by a will to experiment. Yet Mabry's urgency and feverish mark-making also aligns with artists such as Franz West or Isa Genzken."

– Hesse McGraw, Executive Director