Cloud Sourcing Exhibit at Eutectic-
Modern Interpretations of the Cloud Motif Explored through Contemporary Ceramics
Oregon College of Arts and Crafts Ceramics Department Head, Dylan Beck has been investigating the use of clouds as a recurring theme and decorative element throughout the history of ceramics. In Eutectic Gallery’s upcoming exhibit, Cloud Sourcing, Beck shares his personal interpretations of the cloud, and brings together five fellow ceramic artists to demonstrate their varied perspectives on capturing the ephemeral qualities of the cloud and in their work. New sculptural, installation, and functional work from artists Dylan Beck, Samuel Chung, Julia Galloway, Joe Page, and Kyungmin Park will surround visitors, placing their head in the clouds, while keeping their feet firmly on the ground. The opening reception is First Friday, June 5th, from 6:00-9:00 pm. Both Dylan Beck and Kyungmin Park will be breaking away from residencies at Caldera and Archie Bray respectively to the attend the opening.
The cloud, has appeared on ceramics for thousands of years, from as early as the 12th century B.C. when it was used in Chinese ceramic objects. It was used to represent the heavens, immortality, transformation, the cosmos, and beyond and continues to proliferate in all genres of contemporary ceramics. While historical uses of cloud imagery are attributed with these grandiose themes, it remains an enduring symbol and source of inspiration for ceramists. Cloud Sourcing provides a snapshot of the elemental attraction to the cloud in contemporary American ceramics. Visit Cloud Sourcing June 5 - July 25.
About Eutectic Gallery
Eutectic Gallery strives to present the most exquisite contemporary ceramic art to the Portland Fine Arts community. Exploring the relationship between the artist’s concept, process, & product, and how the public interprets and interacts with that work. Eutectic will not only provide a venue for upcoming and established ceramicists to display their work, but will serve as a center that can provide greater immersion into modern American ceramics through education via interaction with both the artist and his/her work and the larger PDX arts community. Located at 1930 NE Oregon St and 20th. Gallery Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10:00 - 5:30 and Friday and Saturday 10:00 -