@ Bridgeport Art Center
1200 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609
Opening Friday, July 21st, from 7PM - 10PM
Encaustic painting is one of the oldest painting techniques, dating back to the ancient Greeks, who used it to caulk ships and paint funerary portraits on sarcophagi. In Greek, the word “encaustic” means “to heat or burn in”. Encaustic consists of natural bees wax and damar resin (crystallized tree sap). Heat is used throughout the process, from melting the beeswax and resin to fusing the layers of wax.
The artists included in this exhibition embrace the use of wax,
not as just another option in a wide range of available art media, but as dynamic, organic, almost living medium that manifests the seductive qualities of tactility, translucency, and mystery through their work in a singular way.
Artists featured are :
Alicia Forestall Boehm
VA de Pintor
Please join us on JULY 21st for the Opening Reception, 7 – 10PM
Free parking on the North Entrance.
Complimentray wine will be served.
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