Eyeporium Gallery Exhibition Opening
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
Two blocks from the “Damen” Blue Line El stop in the heart of Wicker Park.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
ABOUT EYEPORIUM GALLERY:
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”.