FLUID @ Eutectic Gallery


Eutectic, celebrates new work from internationally recognized artists Bobby Silverman and Peter Christian Johnson, in our April-May exhibition Fluid. Both
artists explore the juxtaposition of structure and rigidity, and the
fluidity of the surfaces in a very different style, but both result in
lush, luminous surfaces.
Opening Reception
Last Friday, April 3rd
6:00 – 9:00 pm

This exhibition marks the first collaboration in a new friendship with the Museum of Contemporary Craft. Select pieces from Fluid will also be available to view at the MoCC Gallery Store
helping raise awareness of the innovative and emerging ceramic artists
that Eutectic curates and promotes. The exhibition runs through May 23rd and can be viewed during regular gallery hours or by appointment. MoCC members are invited to use their 10% membership discount throughout the gallery.


Remnants @ Santa Fe Clay

Opening Reception: Friday, March 8th 
5:00- 7:00 pm 

March 8 – April 20, 2013

Christian Johnson and Todd Volz will share Santa Fe Clay’s gallery this
spring. Both employ the skills of an engineer or an inventor, as much
as those of a traditional artist. Their industrial architectural artwork
makes a complementary pairing. 
Christian Johnson’s work “is meant to straddle the present,
simultaneously looking back to the past and toward the future. It
catalogs the act of making, of constructing, of inventing, and
reinventing.” He begins his
work by drafting pieces in a 3-D computer modeling program. Complex
armatures and paper templates aid him in building his work. His pieces
are composites of thrown, press molded and slab-built sections. Peter
has a BS in Environmental Science from Wheaton College, and an MFA from
Pennsylvania State University. He has currently been awarded a long term
residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT. When not in MT,
he is an associate professor at Eastern Oregon University.

Volz seamlessly combines clay, wood, metal, fabric and found objects in
his imaginative sculptures. They are so convincing as a functional
machine that you look for the ON switch, and expect them to have moving
parts! His pieces are familiar to the viewer, like seeing an old
mechanical object, but elusive enough to engage your curiosity about how
they work. He also utilizes throwing, press molds and hand-built
processes in each sculpture. The clay surfaces get several sprayed coats
of terra sigillata, creating a metallic patina. Todd is currently the
Studio Manager at Santa Fe Clay. He has a BA in Art Education and Art
from the University of Wyoming, and an MFA from the University of Idaho.

Opening Reception: 
Friday, March 8
5:00 – 7:00 pm


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Artist of the Day: Peter Christian Johnson

Clay, to me, has a historical presence. It seems forever connected to our past and our cultural formation. I find that the material is imbued with a sense of time as if it were saturated with memories themselves.

This work is meant to straddle the present, simultaneously looking back to the past and towards the future. It catalogues the act of making, of constructing, of inventing, and reinventing.

Peter Johnson currently lives and works in La Grande, Oregon where he is an Associate Professor of Art at Eastern Oregon University. He earned his MFA from The Pennsylvania State University and a BS in Environmental Science at Wheaton College. Peter has been a resident artist and Visiting lecturer at the Alberta College of Art and Design, Australian National University, and the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts. His work has been exhibited in Canada, Australia, and through out the United States.