A Gallery, on Commercial Street in Provincetown, will hold a special exhibition from June 1 to 3, 2012 to  celebrate the Sixth International Encaustic Conference (see previous post). Eight artists who use wax will be exhibiting work selected by gallery owner Marian Peck.  She was  “looking for a reductive sensibility, simplified images, and a cool palette.” I sent in some images of recent work and she selected “Smoke and Ice”, that had been completed in 2011.

“Smoke and Ice”, Encaustic, graphite, collaged drawings, dried leaves on panel, 24″ x 24″ 2011

“Smoke and Ice”  is made with oil, encaustic, pigment stick, graphite, and dried leaves on collaged drawings which have been mounted to a 24″ square panel. Almost monochromatic, patches of blacks, greens and deep reds peek through from the underlayers. The movement of the wax, melted over drawn line and dried leaves, brings to mind smoky tendrils and the icy surface of a frozen pond.

A Gallery
192 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA
June 1 – 3, 2012