An all media juried exhibit exploring the surface quality of physical textures on the surface of artwork.
Opening Reception Friday, March 15: 6-8pm
About the Exhibit Theme: Texture is the surface quality of a work of art. It can be distinguished by both its perceived visual and physical properties. For Texture, the gallery asked artists to focus on the physical textures that add to the surface of the artwork. These often create a deeper response for the viewer, as the depth brings more to examine and engage the viewer.
Open to all media, this exhibit required artists to use physical texture in their work to explore depth and richness and draw in the viewer. This could be a thick application of paint, wax, fabric, paper, or other layers built up in on the surfaces. In other words, texture you can feel on the surface.
Featuring artwork by:
Juror Mark Witzling’s path to artistic memory keeper has been decades in the making. As a marketing and branding strategist, Mark spent his professional career around writers, designers and artists who visually shaped his ideas. It wasn’t until he was in his 40’s and on a trip to Italy that he was moved to helm his own creative trek. Stirred by the frescos of Rome and Florence, where art was intended to be part of the landscape, he picked up a brush when he returned home, diving headfirst into a variety of creative experiences to unleash his own artistic ambition. His foundation began in representational oil painting, but the combination of oil and malleable cold wax together with more introspective subjects steered him toward abstraction. Studying in the studios of various artists he began to hone his craft. He has studied in studios across the country, from Santa Fe and Albuquerque to Wisconsin and Montana. His work appeared in the 2017 book Cold Wax Medium – Techniques, Concepts, Conversations. In 2017 he was selected into the prestigious St. Louis Art Fair Emerging Artist program, and in 2018 he was selected as an artist-in-residence at Chateau Orquevaux in France. Through these experiences the landscapes he encounters continue to influence his work. He continues to paint regularly in the same studio where he started over 15 years ago. Mark is currently Executive Director of Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design. Learn more at www.markwitzlingart.com or follow Mark on Facebook or Instagram.
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