Light Affects: Encaustic Colorado

August 7-October 31, 2021

Foote Gallery

Free Admission

In its simplest form, encaustic is a combination of beeswax, a little damar resin, and pigment. The mixture is brought to a molten state and applied with a brush to a rigid surface. Once it has cooled, this top surface is reheated so the wax melts into the layers beneath. It is this layering that gives an encaustic piece its unique depth, as well as allowing for interleaving other materials that make it so versatile.

This group exhibition by Colorado artists explores and celebrates the wide variety of style and subject matter possible in this luminous medium.