wax paper exhibition
@ the commons 46 bradford street, provincetown, ma
May 30th - June 7
Opening Reception, Friday May 31, 6 - 8pm
Wax and paper are considered by many to be inherently delicate, fragile and ephemeral. Wax, in the form of encaustic or cold wax, united with paper can create an artwork that is long-lasting. The results of combining them can be sturdy or fragile depending on how they are combined.
This exhibition showcases the contemporary combination of wax and paper in both 2-d and 3-d. From traditional Japanese papers to new synthetic papers to repurposed coffee filters and much in between; this show testifies To the versatility of the wax medium when combining it with paper.
The works show a contemporary side of this ancient medium. Many of them will pull the viewer in and invite the question of process and how this piece came to be. The show includes works in both encaustic and cold wax with paper as an element. It includes printmaking, painting, sculpture and drawing.
The following artists are represented in the show waxpaper:
Debra Claffey Kelly Austin Rolo
Amy Finder Lia Rothstein
Leslie Giuliani. Pam Schneider
Alicia Forestall-Boehm Patricia Spainhour
Eliaichi Kimaro Kelly Wagner Steinke
Gigia Kolouch Anne Strout
Rosemarie Langtry Michelle Thrane
Sherrie Posternak Mitchell Visoky