‘Forms From Within’ returns to museum

‘Forms  From  Within’ returns to museum“Forms From Within — Revisited” by Jerry Bradley will be featured at the Maturango Museum’s Coso Room through Aug. 30, beginning with a public reception Friday, July 7, at 7 p.m.

“Jerry’s presentation at the opening reception will revisit his 2007 exhibit,” said Andrea Pelch, museum art gallery coordinator.

“This new 2017 exhibit will build on his previous work with new technologies and a broader variety of media. Since 2007 he has created more than 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,” she said.

“Visitors to this exhibit will appreciate seeing how his art has evolved over the past 10 years.”

“My work is usually one-of-a-kind sculptures, made from durable materials, constructed with precision and finished with care,” said Bradley.

“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 12,000 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.”

The public is invited to attend the reception, admission free.

Pictured: Jerry Bradley showcases some of the pieces that will be featured in his upcoming exhibit. -- Courtesy photo

Story First Published: 2017-06-30