Encaustic and charcoal on book mounted on panel
Hot Off the Press:
New Encaustic Printmaking
April 7th, 2012 – May 19th, 2012
Vernissage : April 7th – 5:00 to 7:00 pm
David A. Clark is curating a group show on encaustic monotype at the R&F Gallery in Kingston, New York. The selected artists will be presenting a wide variety of works exploring this technique which has been drawing an increasing amount of attention in the United States over the last years. It was a pleasure to create a new series of large mountainscape prints for this occasion. I look forward to attending the opening and seeing all the works in the flesh. Encaustic monotypes can be so rich and subtle that it is worth seeing them in person to truly appreciate them.
The group show includes the following artists:
To read the gallery’s press release please click here.
I am taking this opportunity to quickly announce that I will be giving a three day workshop on encaustic painitng and monotype at R&F next Autumn in parallel to presenting a solo show. I’ll write a longer post on the workshop in the coming weeks but if you want to read about it, please click here.
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Yechel Gagnon created Tong, a large cast aluminium mural for the Licorne Theatre in Montreal. For the first time, she transposes her visual language within the realm of metal work. Gagnon created organic forms evoking movement and fluidity in dialogue with the dense and solid medium and city environment.
The title of the mural Tong, is a Chinese term meaning Together which alludes to the noted adage “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. This is undoubtedly an apt concept to associate with the Art of theatre. Indeed, a theatre play requires a strong collective effort to produce and it is as a group that we experience it as spectators.
Creating public art projects triggers many new avenues in Yechel Gagnon’s production. For the Licorne Theatre, Gagnon had to question materiality in an entirely new way in order to create a work that would sustain the harsh exterior conditions. After an extensive research period of experimenting with numerous materials, she found a technique to transfer her visual language, usually associated with plywood bas-reliefs, into cast aluminium, adding yet another layer of complexity to her practice.
To read a great review of this installation published on Yatzer click here.