Forest for the Trees

February 5 – March 19

Forest for the Trees- Ceramics Art from Ted Vogel and Jeff Irwin

Opening Reception

First Friday, February 5, 2016
6:00 – 9:00 pm

With sights set on spring, Eutectic Gallery presents Forest for the Trees, February 5th – March 19th. The two-person show, pairs the work of seasoned ceramic artists, Ted Vogel and San Diego based Jeff Irwin. Both artists find inspiration in nature.

Vogel’s current work reflects the traditions of ceramic and glass figurines and the kitsch ceramics of the 30s, 40s & 50s. He uses storytelling and allegory to reference our humanity and our inseparable relationship to the natural world, the body, and how we interact with mankind.

Jeff Irwin’s work often merges tree forms and animal trophies to represent the ways humans idealize and manipulate nature. His pieces are completely white- the absence of color- to represent it’s familiar connotations of simplicity, clarity, spirituality and the transcendence between life and death. The artist’s intention is to allude to the beauty, power, ego, preciousness and loss inherent in all natural life.

Artist Talk with Ted Vogel and Noah Starer

Thursday, March 3rd
6:30 pm at the Ash Street Project
524 SE Ash Street
Portland, OR 97214
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Mid Show Reception

First Friday, March 4th
6:00 – 9:00

In the Back Room in February:

 “Clowns of the World, Series I”

February 5-27

by Jared Lindsey

Life size ceramic busts depicting clowns of different cultures.

Opening Reception
First Friday, February 5th
6:00 – 9:00 pm