I have returned to Seattle from the 2009 International Encaustic Conference and I wish I could have stayed longer! What a great time we all had. The conference show "Beauty and Its Opposites" was beautifully put together and I was happy to exhibit
my work this year with so many talented artists.
This juried group exhibition features 20 artists from across the US, selected by Nick Capasso, Senior Curator at the DeCordova Museum. Capasso selected the theme Beauty and Its Opposites to challenge participants to go beyond the beauty of the wax. He notes that “Beauty is once again a relevant issue in contemporary art, and it is particularly relevant to encaustic where there is an expectation of beauty,” says Capasso, noting the lush surface and translucence of the medium. “I am personally interested to see how much one might intentionally subvert beauty. How might you make a work not beautiful and why? I’m interested in the dialog between the overtly beautiful and the non-beautiful.”
There are too many wonderful pieces to include here so I am posting a few that left a personal impression on me. You can see photos of my additional paintings in the show here on my studio blog ksl-studio.blogspot.com.
"Teased and Striated" 2008, encaustic, inkjet print, xerox transfer on board
"Teased and Striated" 2008 DETAIL