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Hot/Cold: Expressions in Wax

February 15

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 16, 2020

One event on October 1, 2020 at 12:00 am

Hot/Cold: Expressions in Wax
Arts Mid-Hudson Gallery – Jan. 14 – Feb. 16, 2020 – Guest curated by Tracy Leavitt

Artists who use hot wax and cold wax utilize both new and old techniques of working. But what are the techniques? How are the artworks different, and how are they the same? The Hot/Cold exhibit at the Arts Mid-Hudson Gallery will explore the two mediums and how they are used and celebrated in art today. The show, which begins on Tuesday, January 14 and runs through February 16, 2020 features 11 creative artists who have taken up one or the other method of working with wax (occasionally both!) in their artmaking practices. The opening reception is 5-7pm on Friday, January 17th.

To fully celebrate the subject of this exhibit, the curator, Tracy Leavitt, has chosen a collection of work that expresses the idea of extremes, i.e. light/dark, gentle/violent, fast/slow, confusion to calm, etc — the hot and cold of life’s opposing forces! The exhibition will feature the meditative work of Dietlind Vander Schaaf, an encaustic artist from Portland, Maine; the evocative cold wax abstractions of Lisa Pressman and Colleen Lineberry, both from New Jersey; sculptural encaustic work of Laura Moriarty and Tracy Leavitt; mixed media collages of Judith Hoyt of Rosendale, NY; and also some incredible work from other Hudson Valley wax artists Mary Jane Nusbaum, Regina Quinn and Kelly McGrath, including the unique encaustic pieces (spoiler alert – they involve bite marks!) by Kaitlyn Niznik. Also featured will be art which explores the idea of internal conflict – start to finish by psychology professor and artist from Tennessee, Randy Carden who created the series specifically to address the theme of the show.


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