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Jerry Bradley : “Forms From Within – Revisited”

Jerry Bradley : “Forms From Within – Revisited

Reception: Friday, July 07 @ 7 pm in the Coso Room

Exhibit: Friday, July 07 through August 30 in the Coso Room

Please join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, 7 July at 7 pm. Receptions are always free and open to the public

Jerry’s presentation at the opening reception will revisit his 2007 exhibit “Forms from Within.” This new 2017 exhibit will build on his previous work with new technologies, and a broader variety of media. Since 2007 he has created over 300 new pieces of art. Each of those pieces has influenced his design and fabrication techniques and further skills. In addition they have further defined his style.

“Visitors to this exhibit will appreciate seeing how his art has evolved over the past ten years”, comments Andrea Pelch, Museum Art Gallery Coordinator.
Bradley explains that “My work is usually one-of-a-kind sculptures, made from durable materials, constructed with precision, and finished with care. I use computer-based tools to assist in the design and rough shaping of each design, which is often assembled from several pieces of exotic hardwoods, stone, metal, or other materials such as Corian or glass. Most pieces are decorative bowls or vessels that tend to have flowing, almost fluid, shapes that imitate blown glass. I also create translucent photographic “light sculptures” called lithophanes, kinetic sculptures, and Coso rock art figures transformed from 2D to 3D.

Recently, I have begun incorporating hand-worked and flame-painted copper into my pieces, ranging from subtle accents to pieces composed entirely of copper. I am also exploring and incorporating 3D printing and Lichtenberg figures burnt into wood surfaces with 12000 volts of electricity. As a contrast to my precisely designed and engineered objects, I am doing some freeform carving where the form of the object evolves as I cut away material by hand.”

“Forms From Within – Revisited” will be in the Museum’s Coso Room until August 30.

 The mission of the Maturango Museum is to preserve, interpret, and develop an appreciation for the natural and cultural history of the Northern Mojave Desert through research and education in the natural and physical sciences, and to promote the arts.

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