Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Milisa Galazzi "Tactile Expressions"

On Tuesday April 20, I had the pleasure of having a studio visit with Milisa Galazzi in Providence RI. Milisa is one of eleven artists I have selected to participate in "Pollination-beyond the garden." This is a show I am curating for the fall of 2011 at the Brush Gallery in Lowell, MA (look forward to hearing more about this show.) After our studio visit, Milisa took me to her exhibition "Tactile Expressions" at the Krause Gallery of the Moses Brown School, in Providence.  She is one of three artists in the show, which ends April 22 with a closing reception on the 21st. Misa, as we fondly call her, works in encaustic with textile impressions and embellishments. The work is deeply layered and highly textured.  I am especially drawn to the fossilized-looking texture. It evokes a sense of ancient history and tarnish, especially in the monochromatic palette she uses. I find the  delicate textiles, impressed and built up in the wax,  create gestural and minimalist imagery and have a lyrical quality.  There is a force of movement that draws you in and leads you through the gallery. Here are some installation photos of her work. Thank you Misa for a great day!

Weaving Together, 48x48, Oil and Wax on Birch, 2011

detail of above

Cleansing Flight, 10x10, 10x10, Oil and Wax on Birch, 2011

installation view

Alone and Free, 20x20, Oil and Wax on Birch, 2011

detail of above

installation view

more texture-the bark of a tree outside the gallery

Monday, April 18, 2011

MICROCOSM/MACROCOSM?-a fantastic voyage

Please join me from May 4th to the 29th 
at Galatea Fine Art in Boston MA for

- a fantastic voyage
- A solo exhibition of artwork in the medium of encaustic. 

 Opening Reception on Friday, May 6th at 6pm

 Artist's Talk on Sunday, May 22 at 2pm

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Special Thanks

A special thank you goes to Nancy Natale for helping get my blog going and giving me a crash course and Joanne Mattera for recommending that I create it.

Massachusetts Artists 2011

Contemporary Work by the Artists of Massachusetts
March 20 to April 30, 2011
256 Market St.
Lowell, Mass. 01852
Artists' Reception: April 3 , 2 - 4 pm.
Juror: Jen Mergel (Robert L. Beal, Enid L. Beal and Bruce A. Beal Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

I have these two pieces in this show-

36"x48" triptych
encaustic, oil, pigment, and shellac on birch panel

30"x39" diptych
encaustic, oil, pigment, and shellac on birch panel

My paintings installed

Eileen Byrne-Brush Gallery Director and show organizer

Beverly Rippel next to one of her two paintings in the show.
Beverly is a friend and a fellow New England Wax member.

I also have work in: