1st floor, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington
16 August - 7 September 2019
Opening Thursday 15 August from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
The encaustic medium became all but obsolete until the mid-twentieth century saw resurgence with artists such as Jasper Johns who exploited its translucency, texture, and mixed media/collage capabilities to produce Flag (1954). More recently it has been used as a versatile cross-disciplinary medium. In this body of work, chemigram derived images have been re-produced on semi-translucent Japanese rice paper and fused between layers of translucent encaustic and pigment. The resulting mixed-media works have an origin in photographic phenomena but yet are far removed from that original format. The original film chemigrams are also exhibited on the light-boxes and demonstrate the degree of transmutation within this practice.