INTERSECTIONS: Natural, Intuitive, Intentional

Dark Constellations on a Sunny Day Kim Kopp

January 18 – March 12, 2018, Blakely Hall

Curators: Anna Macrae, Deborah Kapoor

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 18, 7–8:30 pm

Artist Talk: Friday, February 16, 6:30–8 pm

Nature is the point of departure and the destination for the artists in INTERSECTIONS. These artists use the medium of encaustic to embody the interrelationship between subject and matter.

Stephanie Hargrave applies hundreds of layers of wax to reveal the soft luminosity within botanical micro views that evoke a sensuous awareness of the natural world. Kim Kopp explores the choreography of process, through walking as ritual, mindful reminders of the human imprint within the landscape. Siting landscape as a metaphor for the body, Deborah Kapoor scars or reshapes the terrain, at times cutting away within the form to highlight the reciprocal relationship between destruction and renewal. Tara McDermott illuminates the surface with glimpses of flora that glow like windows of light within the pictorial frame.

These intersections of beauty and vulnerability reaffirm the temporality that make us human.

Participating Artists

Deborah Kapoor, Stephanie Hargrave, Kim Kopp, Tara McDermott

Related Workshop

Registration for Deborah Kapoor’s upcoming workshop, Encaustic Layering Techniques, on Saturday March 24, from 10am to 4pm at ArtEast is SOLD OUT.

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Blakely Hall is the community center in Issaquah Highlands, managed by Highlands Council. ArtEast is pleased to collaborate with Highlands Council to host on-going exhibitions at Blakely Hall in the Issaquah Highlands. ArtEast exhibitions at Blakely Hall offers a bimonthly series of free, rotating exhibitions that offer the community an opportunity to experience a wide range of art and art mediums.


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