Alex Mandli's Covered Jar is part of the Wustum Generations exhibit at the Racine Art Museum. As part of the 75th anniversary of the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, the Racine Art Museum is displaying work by artists who have played important roles in the development of Wustum and RAM and are represented in RAM's collection holdings.
Alex Mandli's upcoming exhibit "Earth and Water" is featured in the November 2016 Exposure section of the Ceramics Monthly magazine. To view a PDF, please click on this Exposure excerpt.
This excerpt was originally published in November 2016 issue of Ceramics Monthly, pages 12-18. Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission.
Alex Mandli and Diane Washa will join together for an exhibit entitled "Earth and Water" at the Artisan Gallery in Paoli, Wisconsin, starting November 4.
This exhibit pairs Alex's unique saggar-fired ceramics with Diane's landscape paintings.
Alex Mandli has been invited to participate in the 12th Annual Ceramics Invitational at the Artisan Gallery in Paoli, Wisconsin.
This annual exhibit showcases a diverse collection of both functional and sculptural ceramics featuring many talented artists alongside ceramists new to the gallery. Thirty artists will be displaying a wide variety of ceramic work.
A new art gallery Kenosha, the Re:Vision Art Gallery, is opening with a main gallery exhibit of visual art by 28 Kenosha and Racine area artists, including Alex Mandli. A second exhibit entitled "Bits and Pieces" features the work of Maureen Fritchen, a Racine mixed-media artist.
In Issue 10 of Left of the Lake magazine, Re:Vision Gallery features Alex's work in its ad.
Three of Alex Mandli's works are part of the Racine and Vicinity Show: An All Media Juried Competition at the Wustum Museum building of the Racine Art Museum. This juried exhibition showcases 132 pieces by 99 regional artists from Racine, Kenosha, and Walworth counties. The juror for the exhibition is Wally Mason, Director and Chief Curator of the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
At the opening awards reception, Alex's work Carrara: From the Italianate Series won the Second Award. The show runs from August 30 - November 29, 2014.
Alex's recent work was inspired by his 2013 trip to Italy. In Veceno, Alex met up with local potter Marino Moretti who gifted Alex some Italian iron oxide collected from a nearby waterfall. This material has been used by potters for thousands of years to color glazes and paints. In Alex's "Italianate" series, these pots reveal the rich color of the iron oxide and reflect the inspiration Alex found in Italy.
For more information and updates, be sure to like Alex's Facebook page.
Alex Mandli is one of the artists included in a new book by Dawn Whitehand entitled Pit Firing Ceramics: Modern Methods, Ancient Traditions, published by Schiffer Publishing.
When digging for clues about an ancient society’s culture, nothing is more valuable to an archaeologist than ceramic remnants. Dawn Whitehand explains why. Her text is the first to comprehensively explore the complex nature of pit firing based on historical evidence and the artistic perspectives of contemporary ceramicists. Many specialist texts discuss ceramics from an artistic, craft-based, anthropological, archaeological, or historical viewpoint. This book draws information from all these sources and presents it in an informative and accessible manner. Included is a historical chapter, a how-to chapter, and a series of artist profiles that showcase the pit fired ceramics of contemporary practitioners.
Left of the Lake magazine, which serves the creative communities from Chicago to Milwaukee, featured Alex Mandli in an article entitled Burning Man in the latest issue. The article focuses on Alex's saggar fire technique for making his pots.
Alex Mandli's work, Covered Jar, has been accepted into the permanent collection of the Racine Art Museum. It is being used to teach the public about contemporary art, while documenting Alex's career development and aesthetic achievements.
Covered Jar is one of Mandli's early works from June 1983, and it was recently shown at the Racine Art Museum.