I, with my fellow artist-members of New England Wax, recently exhibited new work at Fountain Street Fine Art in Framingham, Massachusetts. The exhibition was juried by Lauren O’Neal and Sara Zela, from the Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH. Lauren O’Neal spoke to us at the reception on January 4, 2014, highlighting the challenge of choosing works, but marveling in the multiple interpretations of ‘breaking boundaries’.
The theme, “Breaking Boundaries”, asked the artists “to work toward their personal ‘thresholds’ as they challenge the boundaries of message, meaning, metaphor, and materiality. Although encaustic dates back to the 5th Century B.C., artists today are pushing the medium into new uses and techniques and revealing its rediscovered versatility and appeal.” Twenty-one members took on the challenge, and here are several of the works in the show.