Exhibition on View August 23-September 30, 2017
Presented by the Scarab Club in Detroit, MI

The WAX exhibition, curated by Jack O. Summers, brings together the encaustic work of seven artists: Nina Caruso, Lynda Cole, Birgit Huttemann-Holz, Candace Law, Chris McCauley, Graceann Warn, and the late Gilda Snowden.

Encaustic painting is an artistic medium which has been practiced by artists for thousands of years, dating back to 5th Century Greece. The Greek word for the art form is “enkaustikos”, meaning “to burn in”. Encaustic incorporates beeswax and pigment, which is heated, layered and fused.

Summers has selected both abstract and representational works by the participating artists, representing an extraordinary range of styles and vision.

The Scarab Club will host a gallery talk on Wednesday, September 20th, at 6 pm. The participating artists will address questions related to the medium of encaustic while leading an informal tour of the exhibition. Read more…

Shown: “Gemini” by Candace Law (Encaustic, mixed media | 16″ x 16″)