8th Annual Encaustic Exhibition
Opening Reception: August 2, 2019 from 6pm – 10pm
Morpho Gallery, 5216 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60625
On View: August 2nd – August 31st, 2019
Jurors: Kathy Blankley Roman and Dan Addington
About the Exhibition:
Our jurors have selected 25 artists from across the US to participate in our 8th Annual Encaustic show. The exhibition will include traditional encaustic works, along with encaustic mixed media pieces, and also 2D / 3D constructions.
The following artists will be featured: Amanda Jolley, April South-Olson, Asthon Lacy Jones, Barbara W.F. Miner, Barbara Murphy, Carol Flaitz, Carol Hamilton, Carrie Baxter, Cat Crotchett, Cindy Lesperance, Claire Jorgensen, Donna Kuo, Ivette Kjelsrud, Joe Celli, Jola Soares, Kim Segar, Laura LaRue, Linda Mayer, Lynda Ray, Mandem, Matthew Jones, Regina Quinn, Susan Delgalvis, Susan Paladino, and Tiffany Bodciek.
About the Jurors:
After 7 years of successful shows, including: Hot Wax in the City, Wax(N)Blue and Unbound(ed), FUSEDChicago member Kathy Blankley Roman returns once again to jury our 8th Annual Encaustic Exhibition. Joining her, we are pleased to have Dan Addington from Addington Gallery on board as guest juror.
Kathy Blankley Roman is an award winning artist, whose expressive paintings have appeared in shows nationally, online and in numerous private collections since 2011. Using acrylics, encaustic or oil & cold wax, she is a process painter. Roman prefers a limited palette and works in layers, employing contrasts of texture, opacity and gesture to create tension and a sense of depth and history. Mostly small to medium in scale, her works have been described as “large paintings in a small space”. They suggest an intimacy which invites viewers to come close, to explore and experience them through their own personal filters.
Dan Addington is an artist and gallery owner who has been working with wax since 1989 and exhibiting encaustic work professionally since 1992. His work has been featured in-group and solo shows across the US, and is in numerous public and private collections. Dan is owner and director of Addington Gallery, located in Chicago’s historic River North art district, and has included encaustic painters in exhibitions there since organizing their first national encaustic exhibition there in 1996. Addington’s own figurative work incorporates materials such as fabric, oil, wax, tar, gold leaf and various printed matter. The accumulation and layering of these materials echoes his interest in history and the relationships between the stratification of cultures and the layering of memory. In these constructed, overtly physical pieces, Addington seeks to engage the viewer through their own process of physical and spiritual excavation.
About Morpho Gallery:
Morpho Gallery prides itself on seeking talented artists who are on the cusp of being discovered by the mainstream art community. We invite local artists to exhibit their work in a creative and non-competitive atmosphere, where artistic experimentation and development are encouraged. By creating a blank palette inside the gallery, Morpho offers infinite possibilities for an array of colors, textures and media to come together. As members of the Bowmanville community and the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, we strive to enliven the area around us as active participants in community development and growth.