Opening Reception: Friday, September 26, 6-9pm
First Friday: October 3, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: October 11, 3-4pm
Closing Reception: October 18, 12-4pm
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Featured Artist: Pat Isaacs
An invisible red thread connects those destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle but will never break. Chinese proverb
The Red Thread is symbolic and literal in these paintings. They are influenced by patterns in nature with connective qualities—branching trees, strata of earth. Abstracting these patterns and how they change over time is my underlying inspiration.
My process is guided by an intuitive response to the elements of the encaustic medium (wax, heat, and pigment) and how they combine to produce expressive textures. The images are made on a heated plate, using delicate, repetitive gestures, and are then captured on one-of-a-kind monotypes. Each work is made up of a series of overlapping monotypes that hide, reveal, and add to each other.
The fluid, unpredictable quality of working with hot wax lends itself to creating images with a chronology of layered and tactile colors. There is a unique physicality to manipulating the wax, one of abstract mark-making, which comprises the language of this medium.