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From beehive to hotplate to the artist’s hand, encaustic has evolved as a versatile medium applied to almost every artistic style. A long-overdue look at a newly popular art form, this bookexplores 79 North American and international artists’ feelings about their work inencaustic and how they use it to express their inner worlds and theworld around them. Eight chapters organize the artists by geographical region and focus on how the heated beeswax and resin material is used to create seductive, skin-like surfaces and rich, layered membranes. More than 2,000 years old, this cross-disciplinary medium ranges from painting to sculpture, assemblage, collage, and printmaking and encourages risk-taking in a way that other materials do not. Its inherent contradictions–it can be hot or cold, malleable or solid, opaque or translucent, layered or thin, permanent or fragile–make it all the more fascinating.




Addington Gallery  704 N. Wells St., CHICAGO, IL 60654 USA, Tel: 312.664.3406 email

Opening Reception Friday March 4, 2016 5-

Exhibitions continue through March 28
Two Exhibitions:

Sandra Dawson: New Mixed Media Paintings
Opening Reception: Friday March 4, 5-8pm
In her newest work, Dawson unites objects from the natural environment and autobiographical elements with surreal, dream-like imagery to create work of both physical and emotional depth and complexity. Layers of paint are etched, scratched and subtracted to create a history and to conjure memories.


Says Dawson, “My work evolves from an observation of our natural world, our social circles and our internal psyche. In my work I weave images from past cultures, myths and folklore along with symbolic elements of modern life. I paint intuitively and playfully employing various mediums along the way. I consider my work an observation, meditation and celebration of life.”

Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare, Part One
Opening Reception: Friday March 4, 5-8pm

Announcing back-to-back exhibits at Addington Gallery in March and April, 2016. Paying tribute to the 400th year of Shakespeare’s death in 1616, this is the first of two exhibits featuring works by 34 established Chicago area artists in a variety of media and display a wide range of styles. The shows illustrate how the poetry and magic of Shakespeare’s great works continue to remain relevant to artists of today. Chicago artists take their inspiration from Shakespeare’s most noted plays and poetry and add their own personal creativity to give the Bard’s work new life.







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