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Brad Mildrexler as a modern day Vulcan Ceramicist; Monoliths & Megaliths opens at Eutectic Gallery, April 5th
NE Portland, OR (March 4, 2013) Eutectic Gallery presents “Brad Mildrexler: Monoliths and Megaliths,” selected works from the artist’s SE Portland studio. An installation of large, coil built totems and thick, slab built wall pieces, encrusted with the artist’s signature igneous-like glazes. Eutectic Gallery’s second exhibition, and a stark contrast to the previous figurative works of Kelly Garrett Rathbone; Mildrexler’s abstract sculptures suggest they may have been created by natural forces and exposed by the erosion of time.
Combining natural slips, rocks, glass, sand and even concrete to formulate his glazes, which mature above 2250º, it is hard not to think of Brad Mildrexler as a modern day Vulcan, smithing ceramic homages to the fire that creates them. “While massive in scale, the surfaces of his work are detailed, complicated, topographies. The molten heat that Monoliths and Megaliths exudes is visible and tactile.” says Jeffrey Thomas, Director of Eutectic Gallery.
Brad Mildrexler has often been called an artist’s artist, relatively unknown by the general public, but celebrated in the fine art community for his experiments with high-fire glazes as a sort of ceramic alchemist. Mildrexler’s sculptural work is immediately recognizable for its mass and surface texture. His investigations into the creative process of manipulating extreme heat, earth, rock and sand, strategically document his contributions to important developments in contemporary ceramics.
The grand opening of “Brad Mildrexler: Monoliths and Megaliths” at the Eutectic Gallery will begin at 6pm on April 5, 2013 as a part of the First Friday inner eastside Gallery Crawl and will feature refreshments, small bites and an opportunity to meet the artist. Open Thursday through Sunday, and by appointment, “Brad Mildrexler: Monoliths and Megaliths” will be displayed through the month of May.
Eutectic Gallery is located at 1930 NE Oregon St, with the entrance on 20th. Founded by Brett Binford, Aaron Van de Graeff and John-Fletcher Halyburton and working in partnership with Jeffrey Thomas, Eutectic strives to bring the best contemporary ceramic arts and crafts to the Pacific Northwest. Eutectic Gallery produces six shows a year and boasts a small retail shop with a growing catalog of studio potters and ceramicists producing both functional and nonfunctional wares. Eutectic also has an online presence at www.eutecticgallery.com, featuring current works from the gallery, an expanded shop and updated information about future artists, projects and upcoming events.Contact: John-Fletcher Halyburton 1930 NE Oregon St, PDX, 97203 firstname.lastname@example.org (503)-974-6518 ###