David A. Clark, “Vers la Nuit”, encaustic, paper & object on panel 15″ x 15″ x 3 1/2″, 2010

This is Part Two of a curated blog exhibition that I posted in May. The work here further
illustrates the contemporary use of encaustic paint in combination with collage, bricolage and assemblage. Early in the twentieth century,  these art forms emerged in Cubism, Surrealism and Dada. Collage is a technique that adheres unrelated materials to a single, supporting, surface to compose a work of art. Bricolage is a sculptural approach that constructs artwork with materials that are at hand.  Assemblage is the sculptural technique that combines into one form, disparate, found objects or parts of objects.
My curatorial guidelines for this informal exhibition directed my search for work that surpassed the physical attributes of materials and technique. While encaustic paint was the thread that connected the work in this collection, it was the transformative nature of  these  examples of collage, bricolage and assemblage that engaged me. The works presented here, in the context of wax, transcend the combined materials to articulate a singular expression.


Elena DeLa Ville, "Searching" assemblage, paint, collage and encaustic
Judy Wise "@handsenc-2", encaustic and mixed media, 6"x6", 2009
Linda Womack, "Seeds of Truth", encaustic and mixed mediums, 13"x13"
Birgit Huttermzn-Holz, "Asteria's Sanctuary", encaustic, 31"x24", 2010
Susanne K. Arnold, "Ivory Brood Chamber", encaustic, beeswax, paper clay, flower petals,6"x3"x3", 2011
Sue Katz, "Quadrada II", mixed media & encaustic, 54"x27", 2009
Susan Lasch Krevitt, Burnt Offering: Slow Below, diptych 17.5" x 19" encaustic, burnt cotton and silk, thread, seeds, oil paint, 2011