The works featured in the exhibit are augmented photographic images which, as the artist describes them “are made, not taken.” Each piece is a black and white silver gelatin print, mounted on wooden panels. Each photograph is coated with an mixture of wax and damar resin, then fused with high heat in order to bond the wax to the photograph. Images are then hand painted with encaustic wax and oil pigment in subsequent layers and fused. “It's a labor intensive process,” Frideres says, “that takes time, and more time.”
Frideres feels this collection illustrates her internal reflections and memories. “Like a slightly fogged or soft focus photograph, these waxed images are reminiscent of another time and place, forgotten yet uncovered,” she says. You can see more of Steffani's work on her website here.
She has also just published a catalog to go with the exhibition. You can view it here.
Admission to the gallery is free of charge. The LSC-Tomball art gallery is adjacent to the Beckendorf Conference Center, near the college entrance at SH 249 and Zion Road.
College address is:
LSC-Tomball College Gallery
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 777375
Gwendolyn Plunkett has two works in the Pulp Fiction exhibition at the Encaustic Art Institute in New Mexico coming up in April.
|Set in Stone II, Encaustic, various burned papers, oil bar on panel, 16 x 16 inches|
OPENING-April 2: "Pulp Fiction" (works on paper)
EAI Gallery, Cerrillos, NM 1-6 pm