Praise for Obscure/Reveal / by Stephanie Armbruster

James Gallery collection reveals complex works painted with wax

By Kurt Shaw 
Published: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

"Painting with encaustic, or hot wax, is a popular art medium; it dates as far back as 800 B.C., when shipbuilders used beeswax with pigment to paint the hulls of their vessels.

So it's no surprise to find an exhibit currently at James Gallery that features the work of 10 contemporary artists working with the medium. But what is a surprise is the wide variety in which each artist employs it."

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Stephanie Armbruster, Signs and Premonitions, encaustic on panel, 54 x 48, 2013