This July we have two artists sharing the space in the Crowell Gallery: Sharon Meyer, a sculptor working this month in paper, and Karma Kitaj exhibiting the ancient art of ‘encaustic’ painting.
“Luminous Uncharted Spaces”
July 1 – 31, Crowell Art Gallery at the Moore Free Library
Reception July 8th, 1-3 pm Free and open to the public.
Karma was introduced to the medium of encaustic (meaning to “burn in”), the ancient art of painting with pigmented molten wax. She fell in love with the luminosity of the wax, the smell of it, the layering, the embedding of anything not too heavy. The building up of the surface into texture or 3-D. The torching of shellac or alcohol inks on wax to create undulating shapes. Heating the way to make smooth ponds. Juxtaposing these all for viewing in her July exhibit.
Sharon started her career as an art teacher. She has been an artist and a chef for most of her life, catering weddings and making brides happy. Traditionally trained in sculpture and a self taught quilt artist, Sharon went to graduate school to get her MFA in 2010. For five years she challenged herself to do work that she had never dreamed of doing. When she graduated in 2015, her thesis piece was an installation in four parts: collage, print, fabric and calligraphy, exploring the state of marriage and weddings. Her exhibit this month is a unique combination of all these mediums.