Encaustic Mixed Media

About the Art

Candace’s encaustic mixed-media work combines wax with various materials and found objects to explore the juxtaposition of the man-made and the abstract. Some of her works are intuitive and free-flowing, with a layered, atmospheric feel that is unique to this ancient art form. In others, there is a more formal organization that reaches back to her training in architectural illustration. Candace embeds rust prints in the encaustic, often with figure drawings or rusted hardware. Transferring rust from an object to paper creates a beauty of color and pattern that evokes a rebirth from industrial decay and is a metaphor for childhood roots and memories. She also plays with the concept of a “meme”—a cultural idea that spreads, akin to a virus—by incorporating shredded writings in the encaustic.
—“Improvisus” Exhibition at ARC Gallery (Chicago, IL)

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WAX Exhibition Gallery Talk

Exhibition on View August 23-September 30, 2017
Gallery Talk: Thursday, September 20, 6 pm
Presented by the Scarab Club in Detroit, MI

Wax Poetic

Exhibition on View October 1 – November 19, 2017
Opening Reception: October 21, 2017 at 5:00-8:00 pm
Presented by Fabulon Art, Charleston, SC