I went to the Working in Wax show at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA last week. I wanted to see the show and my paintings in it. The photos I had seen looked quite promising and I found it to be indeed a very inspired and inspiring show. The gallery space is well designed and bathed innatural light. It is a beautifull space to visit and to have a show at. Eileen Goldenberg, the juror, filled that space with a very wide array of encaustic art and in doing so really suceeded in showing how “it gives us [artists] endless possibilities for expression.” There were works on board, on paper, on objects, some were painterly, some were sculptural, some were cast. There were some installation pieces too. My first and lasting impression of the show is about the diversity. To see such an array of materials, of approaches, dimensions, creative voice was quite inspiring and refreshing. It made being in this show, and being my first encaustic show, a truly special experience.
The review in the East Bay Express offers examples and gets into some details about techniques used by some artists in the show: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/artsculture/waxworks/Content?oid=986924