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Eyeporium Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Wax Works
Curated by: Annette Sollars
1431 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

April 7th, 2012 - May 2nd, 2012
April 7th, 2012 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
T.O., Elyse MartinElyse Martin, T.O.,
16" x 20", encaustic, mixed media
© Elyse Martin
Mauve Manuscript, Pat LaggerPat Lagger, Mauve Manuscript,
encaustic, 18" x 18"
© Pat Lagger
Prophecy of the Mundane - detail, Ken BoeKen Boe, Prophecy of the Mundane - detail,
Encaustic Gesso Grosso, 4' x 4'
© Ken Boe
Silent Witness, Emily RutledgeEmily Rutledge, Silent Witness,
encaustic, 12" x 12"
© Emily Rutledge
Shards - detail, Yvonne PrisbleYvonne Prisble, Shards - detail,
encaustic with cloth
© yvonne Prisble
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North Side
Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 12pm to 7pm and Saturday 12pm to 5pm
sculpture, traditional, figurative, encaustics photography mixed-media painting landscape abstract

Eyeporium Gallery Exhibition Opening 

“Wax Works”

Opening Saturday, April 7, 2012 

Eyeporium Gallery is delighted to showcase encaustic art from a baker’s dozen of Chicago area artists. Encaustic is a Greek word meaning “to heat or burn in” (enkaustikos) and dates back to when the Greeks used wax to caulk ship hulls.  Adding pigment to the wax gave rise to their brilliantly colored warships. This art form still relies on applying melted wax that is then reheated to fuse it to the layers below.  Today’s tools run the gamut from blowtorches to laundry irons.  The results range from the highly textural work of VA de Pintor, to the luminous images of Ken Boe to the gossamer pictures of Elyse Martin. Most of these artists are members of FUSEDChicago, a group of Midwest encaustic practitioners.  Come see the many ways that wax works.


Opening Reception (public invited) – Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 1pm to 5pm

Exhibition - Through Wednesday, May 2, 2012.


Eyeporium Gallery (inside Eye Want)

1431 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Phone 773.782.1744

Two blocks from the “Damen” Blue Line El stop in the heart of Wicker Park.


Ken Boe, VA dePintor, Ken Gold, Nikkole Huss, Dawn Korman, Pat Lagger, Jenny Learner, Elyse Martin, Ahavani Mullen, Yvonne Prisble, Emily Rutledge, Linda Sorkin-Eisenberg, and Donna Zarbin-Byrne.


Annette Sollars, creator of Chicago's fine eyewear icon, Eye Want, also launched Eyeporium, a fine art gallery in Wicker Park. Representing exceptional artists of regional and national prominence, Eyeporium Gallery features contemporary creators of paint, print, photographic and sculptural works from the realistic to the surreal to the abstract. With the location of Eyeporium inside Eye Want, Annette has created a single destination for you to procure fine eyewear and fine art “for your face and your space”.

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