You can still visit Matthew Causey and Lauren Mabry at Eutectic Gallery, (Portland, OR, June 6 – July 26, 2014) online. It is a joyful journey into mayhem of two different kinds. Causey and Mabry, Superficial, curated by Eutectic partners Brett Binford and Fletcher Halyburton, explores two different approaches to working on surfaces of clay, Causey through humorous illustrations in black and white and Mabry through vibrant, abstract layers of color.
A self-described Army Brat, Matt Causey credits comics, cartoons and pop culture for his unmistakable illustrations on porcelain surfaces. “This bombardment of media stimulation has corroded my ability to be subtle,” he says in his artist statement. He studied animation at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania before moving back to North Carolina, where an interest in southern folk ceramics led him to OCAC, then a masters at California State University of Long Beach. Matt is currently working as a full time studio artist In North Carolina. His work is currently featured and available for purchase in the C-File Shop.
Lauren Mabry’s painterly, abstract, ceramic sculptures have been receiving national attention; featured on the cover of the May 2014 issue of Ceramics Monthly and receiving the Emerging Artist Award from the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts. Lauren received her BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and her MFA from from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln before attending a residency at The Archie Bray Foundation. Mabry is currently a resident at The Clay Studio of Philadelphia.
Featured image: Lauren Mabry, Pipe Form, 2014, red earthenware, slips, glaze, 16″ x 25″ x 25″
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