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)

What’s New

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WAX Exhibition

Exhibition on View August 23-September 30, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, 5-8 pm
Gallery Talk: Thursday, September 20, 6 pm
Presented by the Scarab Club in Detroit, MI

Encaustic Elements Workshop

Expand Your Art With Encaustic! Join visual artist Candace Law on Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16 for a two-day encaustic techniques workshop and learn more about working with this ancient art form using hot wax.

Encaustic on Paper Workshop

Expand Your Art With Encaustic! Join visual artist Candace Law on Saturday, June 10 or Sunday, June 11 for a one-day encaustic on paper workshop and learn more about working on paper with this ancient art form using hot wax.