ZHOU B ART CENTER
Painting With Fire
Opening: 7 - 10 pm, January 18th
January 14th - February 8th
Second Floor Exhibition Space
The artists in Painting with Fire explore contemporary content utilizing the ancient technique of painting in encaustic. Encaustic is an ancient medium that combines beeswax, pigment and heat. It is the use of heat that creates the encaustic – burning in – and fuses each layer. From extreme dimensionality to the inclusion of text and other materials, the contemporary artist working in encaustic has taken this antique medium into the twenty-first century expanding upon tradition and pushing the boundaries of the medium in creating contemporary work.