Waxing Poetic
To Wax Poetic is to grow more expansive or expressive lyrically. Growth and transformation is inherent in the verb to wax, and in the creative or poetic process itself. Each of the six New York based artists in this exhibition has created a symbolic language, or aesthetic, using encaustic paint - the ancient medium of bees wax, resin and pigment, applied while molten. I am excited to display a collection of work by each artist, to demonstrate the breadth of their vision and variety of technique in their particular style.

Encaustic medium is highly adaptable and the exhibition will showcase many of the beautiful and sensual properties of the hot wax paint: rich luminous color; smooth surfaces polished to a gloss; highly textured surfaces built up with multiple layers; surfaces embedded with mixed media; finely etched lines, scored marks and scraped areas.  
- Katharine Dufault, 2018
Curator

Artists: Cecile Chong, Gene Keigel, Michael David, Melissa Rubin, Debrah Winarkski, Katharine Dufault

Waxing Poetic
Waxing Poetic
2018
encaustic work

L: Gene Keigel, R: Cecile Chong
Installation at Pelham Art Center
Katharine Dufault Waxing Poetic encaustic
Waxing Poetic
2018
encaustic

Cecile Chong
Katharine Dufault Waxing Poetic encaustic
Waxing Poetic
2018
encaustic

Cecile Chong - 'Gua Gua' sculptures under oval work
Katharine Dufault Waxing Poetic encaustic
Waxing Poetic
2018
encaustic

Deborah Winiarski
Katharine Dufault Waxing Poetic encaustic
Waxing Poetic
2018
encaustic

Deborah Winiarski
Katharine Dufault Waxing Poetic encaustic
Waxing Poetic
2018
encaustic

Melissa Rubin
Katharine Dufault Waxing Poetic encaustic
Waxing Poetic
2018
encaustic

Melissa Rubin
Katharine Dufault Waxing Poetic encaustic
Waxing Poetic
2018
encaustic

Michael David - symbols series
Katharine Dufault Waxing Poetic encaustic
Waxing Poetic
2018
encaustic

Katharine Dufault
Katharine Dufault Waxing Poetic encaustic
Waxing Poetic
2018
encaustic

Katharine Dufault landscapes; through the window: Sui Park installation in the courtyard
Katharine Dufault Waxing Poetic
The Artists of Waxing Poetic at the opening reception
2018

L-R: Deborah Winiarski, Sui Park (Sculpture) ED Charlotte Mouquin, Curator Katharine Dufault, Melissa Rubin, Cecile Chong, Gene Keigel
Katharine Dufault Waxing Poetic


Pelham Art Center ED Charlotte Mouquin and curator Katharine Dufault at the opening reception for Waxing Poetic
Katharine Dufault Waxing Poetic

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