Eu・tec・tic – [yoo-tek-tik] adj.:
The proportion of constituents in an alloy or other mixture that yields the lowest possible complete melting point; often lower than the constituents on their own.
Eutectic Gallery is an all ceramic contemporary art gallery, representing both established and up-and-coming artists locally, nationally and internationally. Exhibitions revolve around a common theme and co-owner Brett Binford curates groups of artists who often interpret that theme in very unique and innovative ways. Eutectic partners with the local and national arts community through organizing and presenting artist talks, residency opportunities, and educational partnerships.
Similar to the relationship between the components that make up clay and their proportions, Eutectic Gallery wishes to explore the relationship between an artist’s process, product, & concept, and the public’s interpretation of, interaction with, and critique of said work. Eutectic is about building relationships: with contemporary ceramic artists, with the greater PDX art community, with local schools and colleges, and with those seeking a greater exposure and introduction to fine ceramic art.
Eutectic Gallery believes that, through these efforts of outreach and relationship building, we will provide a platform for a stronger and more dynamic conversation and understanding of modern ceramic arts.