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Waxing Lyrical

To wax lyrical is to express a  deep personal emotion with rhapsodic expression. The artists in Waxing Lyrical express their ideas beautifully, poetically, even musically and good art requires a degree of obsession. Encaustic is a difficult and demanding medium with a significant learning curve to make masterful work with it. The six artists in Waxing Lyrical have all worked in encaustic for many years.  Long enough to have attained fluency and beyond.
   
This exhibition is about intensity and elegance of expression. The artists chosen have focused their craft on using encaustic as a medium of unique beauty and materiality, pushing the range of the medium in a range of interesting and highly unusual directions and yet producing work which features the particular characteristics of encaustic.

"The circle is universal and always. It sends time chasing its own tail as in the seasons. It determines group affiliations - keeps some in, rejects others or contains everyone or no one."

Lynda Cole

"My pieces begin with a dense under-painting of swirls, clumps and lines, which reference roots, veins and the various systems of underlying channels integral to life."


Lorraine Glessner

"Like memories and dreams, the final images are hazy and only partial. And yet they connect me visually with those places and times."



Martha Ceccio



Sumi Pond by Lynda Cole

WAXING LYRICAL

A group show of works in encaustic & mixed media

April 27– June 15, 2010
Opening Reception
April 27, 6:45-8:45 p.m.

Lorraine Glessner
Leslie Sobel
Lynda Cole
Martha Ceccio
Cari Hernandez
Daniella Woolf 

 

Artist Statements

Waxing Naturally: Leslie Sobel's Encaustic Eulogy of the Earth


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