Friday, May 23, 2008

Dizzy and Suse

Last week was a special week. We were hosts to Dizzy and Suse Krisch. We have begun a friendship. It's a good feeling.

Dizzy and Suse were strangers, here as part of an exchange between sister cities Ann Arbor, Michigan and Tübingen, Germany. Suse (Susanne Höefler) is showing her artwork at WSG Gallery in Ann Arbor. Dizzy plays the vibraphone and treated a few people to his talent while he was here. Next year some of us from WSG Gallery will visit Tübingen and complete the circle.

Here is some of Suse's artwork. They are painted with water soluble crayon on paper and are 50cm x 40cm.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Waxing Well: Encaustic Painting at the Wenniger Gallery

This is Beach 5. It is encaustic wax on cradled panel, 12" x 12" x 2" by Lynda Cole.

The Wenniger Gallery in Rockport, MA will be showing the work of three painters who work in wax. The three painters are Lynda Cole, Chris McCauley and Mari Marks Fleming. This exhibit will be up during the Second Annual Encaustic Conference being held at the Montserrat School of Art in the next door town of Beverly, MA . The exhibit at the Wenniger Gallery runs from June 7 - July 8. There will be an opening celebration with music, refreshments and the artists on Sunday, June 8, 4 - 7pm.

Lynda Cole and Chris McCauley will both be working, in different styles, from the same photographs taken at Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester, MA during the First Encasutic Conference in 2007.

Second Annual Encaustic Conference

This is an image of "White Weather" a piece of mine that was juried into the exhibit at the Second Annual Encaustic Conference being held at the Montserrat College of Art this June. Using infrared film, I snatched this composition from the length of the film strip, waxed it and paper engineered it to this geometric, 3 Dimensional shape. The folded pattern works with the printed pattern like weather components layer upon diurnal rhythms to give us each unique, meteorological day. I took the photographs in 2005. I created this piece in 2008.

The juror was Laura Moriarity, Director of Exhibitions at the Gallery at R&F Handmade Paints. Laura is a painter and sculptor, beginning with multi layered flat wax which she builds into very 3 Dimensional forms.