“Improvisus”

An Exhibition of Encaustic Mixed Media Works by Candace Law
October 29 – November 22, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, November 7, 6–9pm

“Candace Law’s mixed-media work combines encaustic with various materials and found objects to explore the juxtaposition of the man-made with 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. Law 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.”

ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation

2156 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
773.252.2232
www.ARCGallery.org/

Gallery Hours & Location

Wednesday – Saturday: 12 – 6 pm
Sunday: 12 – 4 pm

ARC Gallery is near the southwest corner of Damen and Webster Avenues, one block south of the Damen exit of the northbound Kennedy Expressway, in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago, with free street parking on Damen, and on the residential streets between Damen and the expressway. Click here for a map