ENCAUSTIC: LUMINOSITY IN WAX
June 4th – July 20th
(Closed Thursday, July 4th)
Saturday, June 15th from 7-9 p.m.
Gallery Seven presents “Encaustic: Luminosity in Wax”, a juried exhibition featuring eleven area artists. Encaustic comes from the Greek word Enkaustikos, which means to “burn in”. This painting medium, which consists of heated beeswax, pigments for color, and resin for hardness, has had moments of popularity throughout the ages beginning with the ancient Greeks. The medium had a resurgence in the mid-20th century and has gained a lot of acceptance as an art form in the last decade.
One of the beauties of Encaustic is its luminosity. As the beeswax is kept in a molten state on a heated palette, layer upon layer can be applied onto a sturdy surface thus creating a work of art in which light permeates through the colored layers of wax giving the painting a sense of illumination from within.
ARTISTS: Scout K. Austin, Eva Barstow, Barb Cone, Pamela Dorris DeJong,
Donna Hamil Talman, Dayna Pastura-Talbot, Martha Shea Smith, Amalia Tagaris, Catherine M. Weber, Kellie Weeks, and Linda Widstrand.