R&F introduced the Encaustic Works series of juried biennial encaustic exhibitions in 1997 as a way of documenting what was at that time the quietly re-emerging, yet obscure medium of encaustic painting. The landscape has changed dramatically over those fifteen years, as the popularity of encaustic has exploded, and juried encaustic shows are now plentiful. 2012 saw the transition of this popular series of shows into an exhibition-in-print. When R&F decided to initiate this book project, it was clear that Joanne Mattera, who herself has played such an important role in bringing encaustic into the discourse of contemporary practice, would be the juror. Joanne helped set a whole community on fire with the publication of her seminal book, Encaustic Painting: Contemporary Expression in the Ancient Art of Pigmented Wax, and she brought the full force of her considerable energy, expertise and focus to curating EW’12. Over 400 artists submitted their work for her consideration, and ultimately only 50 could be included in the book.
This exhibition will highlight fourteen of the fifty artists who are featured in the publication, including: Renee Magnanti, Toby Sisson, Susanne Arnold, Peggy Epner, Jeri Eisenberg, Hilda Shen, Debra Ramsay, Binnie Birstein, Lisa Pressman, Cecile Chong, Nathan Hatch, Lorrie Fredette, Gregory Wright and Kevin Frank.
The Gallery at R&F in Kingston promotes the various contemporary uses of oil paint and encaustic. The Gallery space is housed within the factory of R&F Handmade Paints, which is one of the few manufacturers of encaustic paint in the world. Located at 84 Ten Broeck Ave, in midtown Kingston, NY gallery hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm. For further information, call (845) 331-3112.
- Reception: Saturday, October 6th, 2012 5-7pm
- Start Date: Saturday, 06 October 2012
- End Date: Saturday, 10 November 2012
- Archive: 2012