The Divas and Iron Chefs of Encaustic

April 20, 2009 to May 15, 2009

Opening Lecture: April 24, 2009, 6:00 p.m.
Concert Hall, Wilson Hall
Reception in the Gallery to follow

Curator and artist Reni Gower has assembled an exhibition of works by eight artists that showcases a range of approaches to the encaustic (wax) medium. The works all feature the seductive surface, luminous color and ethereal image layering unique to the medium. Each artist approaches the process from a distinctive perspective that may incorporate scraping, burning, incising, dipping or pouring, as well as painting, collage, printmaking, drawing or installation. Within the process-orientation of the exhibition are numerous conceptual links revealing buried and fragmented images and references.

During the exhibition, the curator and participating artists will hold a panel discussion and conduct encaustic workshops with studio art students as part of the Art Department’s visiting artist program.