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Mixed Media Works by Gregory Euclide Expose the Destructive Materials Used to Replicate Landscapes

September 6, 2018

Kate Sierzputowski

“Birch,” all images provided by Hashimoto Contemporary The textured paintings and assemblages of artist Gregory Euclide (previously) combine organic and man-made materials to present the rapid changes happening to the landscapes around us. In his upcoming solo exhibition Preservation Paradox at Hashimoto Contemporary the Minneapolis-based artist examines the contradictions found in our simultaneous desire to protect some areas of nature while destroying others. The exhibition includes pieces from his most recent series Scrapes. The abstracted landscapes include some of the toxic materials used to create common artworks, such as paint and styrofoam. “Acrylic paint, a petroleum product, is used to…

 

 



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Dense Mixed-Media Sculptures Depict a Poignant Collision of Urban and Natural Worlds

January 10, 2016

Christopher Jobson

From This Distance: Sound Pearls, 2014. Edition of 30, Signed/Numbered, Heavy 308 gsm photo rag paper, 12″ x 12″. In a fantastic collision of natural and human-made elements, Minneapolis-based artist Gregory Euclide explores aspects of nature, impermenance, and the human experience in unusual relief artworks that seem to grow and drip from vertical surfaces. Some sculptures are framed inside boxes, contained worlds of topographical chaos incorporating plastic, foam, paper, model elements, architectural and geometric elements, paint, ink, and a host of other mediums. Other artworks are mounted atop standard whiteboards found in classrooms, a nod to his role as a…

 

 



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New Temporary Whiteboard Drawings by Gregory Euclide

July 3, 2012

Christopher Jobson

I’ve long been a fan of Minnesota artist Gregory Euclide (previously here and here) whose intricate multimedia installations and sculptures often contain an unusual mix of visual elements ranging from strange architectural creations to natural phenomena like trees and rivers built from uncommon materials. Euclide also works as a high school teacher and during his brief 25-minute lunch breaks has been exploring the limitations of time and materials by creating these gorgeous temporary ink drawings on a standard school whiteboard. Via David B. Smith Gallery, he says: “In our culture, there is a strong emphasis on reproduction and the original…