Friday, June 22, 2012

Paula Roland at Anya Tish Gallery this month

Sizzle! Hot Wax Prints
4411 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX
Opening Reception June 22, 6-8:30 pm 

Paula Roland
Fire and Ice (Detail)   Layered Encaustic Monotypes, fluorescent lights    42" x 104"    2012
Exhibition continues through July 28
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Anya Tish Gallery is happy to announce the exciting new exhibition of experimental printmaker Paula Roland in Sizzle! Hot Wax Prints. An expert in encaustic wax printing, Roland has originated many of the techniques used in this method of making art. Through the combination of the historic practices of encaustic painting and experimental printmaking, a new form of art is developed: encaustic wax printing. With encaustic printing, molten pigmented wax is applied to a heated metal plate and lifted off of it onto paper. No press is used.  

As paper and wax are combined, Roland navigates the sea of shifting shapes, colors, depth and translucency in each mercurial encaustic print. Due to the process, her prints share an unpredictability and unique similarity to the New Mexican landscape that she calls home. The interplay of the heated wax and colorful pigments move in diverse ways slowly revealing an artistic narrative that is then transferred onto paper. Roland's most recent installation, Fire and Ice, reflects her concerns about the results of climate change. Although Roland is in charge of each print she creates, the underlying level of uncertainty brilliantly creates monotype prints that can never be re-created or foreseen.

Fire and Ice consists of eight large free-hanging translucent wax prints in two layers. Lit from behind the fluid wax shapes and patterns emerge, blend and recede in mystery. Also shown are works from two of Paula Roland's encaustic print series, Language of Beauty, and Taiko.

PrintHouston 2012                                                                      

Anya Tish Gallery
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Friday 10:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday 10:30am - 5:00pm
and by Appointment      Phone 713.524.2299                                       

Friday, March 9, 2012

Encaustic Monoprint Demo Today at Art Supply on Main Street

Art Expo is on again at Art Supply on Main St. here is Houston. I will be demonstrating Encaustic Mono-printing using Fine Art Store's Enkaustikos brand Paint Sticks and anodized aluminum plates. All day beginning at ten o'clock this morning. Do stop by.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

HOT! HOT! HOT! Art Exhibition at Bosque Gallery, LoneStar College, CyFair

Houston member artists of TexasWAX  exhibited their work this summer at Bosque Gallery, LoneStar College, CyFair campus. The exhibition closes next week. 
Exhibiting artists were Steffani Frideres, Jennie Kimbrough, Julia Koivumaa, Caroline Marcos, Hayes Parker, Gwendolyn Plunkett, Suzanne Shield-Polk and Linda Walker.

L - R Large orange diptych by Julia Koivumaa,  two small pieces by Jennie Kimbrough and five piece series by Steffani Frideres

Caroline Marcos

 Linda Walker 

Jennie Kimbrough

Steffani Frideres

Left wall of gallery looking towards lobby. 

Right wall of gallery: Works by Julia Koivumaa, Hayes Parker and Suzanne Shield-Polk

Hayes Parker

Hayes Parker

Hayes Parker, Julia Koivumaa, Jennie Kimbrough, and Steffani Frideres

Hayes standing next to three of his pieces.

L -R Julia Koivumaa and Hayes Parker

Suzanne Shield-Polk, her large ceramic bottle with encaustic

Suzanne Shield-Polk

Close-up of Suzanne's bottle

Linda Walker