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© Courtesy of the artist & 69 Smith Street Gallery
Fusion

69 Smith St.
Fitzroy
3066 Melbourne
Australia
June 12th, 2013 - June 30th, 2013
Opening: June 15th, 2013 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.69smithstreet.com.au/
COUNTRY:  
Australia
EMAIL:  
69smithstgallery@gmail.com
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sat 11-5; Sun 12-5
TAGS:  
mixed-media

DESCRIPTION

'Fusion' is an exploration of mixed media, cold wax and encaustic art-making processes. The word 'encaustic' comes from the ancient Greek and means to 'burn in'. It describes a process of fusing a paint composed of beeswax, dammar resin and pigments. Optical depth is created by fusing together different surface layers with a heat source, to create a single element. The idea of an experience that 'burns in', fusing shaping and changing our sense of self, is at the heart of this work.