Another Way of Keeping a Diary

Exhibits // Another Way of Keeping a Diary

Nov 20 - Jan 31

Overview // The Museum of Art, in collaboration with International Encaustic Artists, presents Another Way of Keeping a Diary, an international juried exhibition of encaustic paintings. The exhibition, inspired by Picasso's statement that "painting is another way of keeping a diary," will be on view through January 31, 2016.

In encaustic art, the artist melts and combines resin and pigment paints with molten wax, then fuses each layer with heat. The technique is an ancient one, developed by Greeks to seal their ships. Eventually the functional process of painting with wax and resin became an art medium, and many examples of well-preserved encaustic Egyptian mummy portraits survive today and can be found in museums around the globe. Diego Rivera and Jasper Johns are two well know modern encaustic artists. After falling out of favor, encaustic painting has gained much momentum and popularity in the past 15 years.

Founded in 2005, International Encaustic Artists is the oldest and largest professional membership organization for encaustic art. Members hail from all over the globe: Another Way of Keeping a Diary includes the work of members from the United States, Canada, and Germany.

Details // David Limrite, formerly based in LA and recently relocated to Atascadero, was the juror for the exhibition. Join Mr. Limrite for an ARTalk and exhibition tour on Saturday, November 21 at 2 pm, followed by an opening reception from 3 – 5 pm.

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