Meet the Artists
Updated: Jan 5
Art at the Geode represents three local Portland artists, Martin Eichinger, Barry Mack, and Lawrence Morrell.
The gallery originally opened solely with Eichinger’s bronze figurative sculpture, but over the course of the year, two new artists have been added to the gallery. Eichinger’s new transparent sculptures incorporate light in their viewing experience and he wanted his additional artists to also fall under the same theme-- whether as inspiration or directly in their work.
Eichinger’s work at Art at the Geode reveals two personalities. In fact, you would not recognize that both bodies of work came from the brain of the same artist. Eichinger is most recognized for his figurative bronze sculptures, which he has been creating for over 40 years. And in the gallery, you can find many archival as well as purchasable works. He has now retired from bronze and is experimenting with poured epoxy resin; he calls the sculptures “amorphous polymers.” Art at the Geode is the only gallery showing his new collection of amorphous polymers. These hanging sculptures make for a unique display to traditional galleries, as they can be suspended in space.
Mack is a contemporary multi-media painter. He often uses layers of paint to create a thicker more sculpture-like painting. His paintings range from extreme darkness to absolute purity. Mack’s paintings displayed at Art at the Geode also range in size, from 14” to 72” canvases. His newest series "Sound of the Sun" is inspired by his relationship with the sun. You can find two works from this new collection in our gallery.
Morrell is a glass sculptor. He makes intricate etchings into glass with patterns inspired by science and nature. These etchings will illuminate in the presence of light revealing fascinating details. Morrell’s sculptures are usually flat and can be installed on the wall similar to a painting or propped on a stand. We have a large range of Morrell’s work at our gallery, including diptychs and triptychs.
If you would like to learn more about these artists, all three of them were featured in our virtual show “Light.” View the exhibition here.