Monday, December 2, 2013

Breaking Boundaries Exhibtion at Fountain Street Fine Art

I'm pleased to have a painting included in the juried exhibition, Breaking Boundaries, which will be at Fountain Street Fine Art, 59 Fountain Street, in Framingham, MA. The show will run from January 2 - 26, 2014. It was juried by Lauren O’Neal, Director of the Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy and a faculty member in Boston University’s Graduate Arts Administration Program, and Sara Zela, Gallery Manager at the Lamont Gallery.

Breaking Boundaries is about surpassing expectations of message, meaning, metaphor, or materiality. Encaustic, painting with molten wax and pigment, often needs to be broken out of its own materiality, its beauty, in order to say something new and personal.  Each of the New England Wax member artists chosen for this show, pushed their own boundaries of comfort and usual practice.

My piece is titled Leaf Edge. It was made during and after a workshop in which I was using new techniques of laying down color and line. I was definitely out of my comfort zone, but I'm happy with the result.

Leaf Edge, encaustic and mixed media, 24"x24",
©2012Debra Claffey

Breaking Boundaries at Fountain Street Fine Art

If you're in New England, check this out:
All day encaustic events Saturday, January 11, 11am-5pm

Panel Discussion with Kim Bernard Pamela Dorris DeJong, Patricia M. Gerkin, Beverly Rippel, & Charyl Weissbach

Encaustic demonstrations: Kellie Weeks, basic techniques, Jeanne Borofsky: hotbox demo, and Jeanne Griffin: use of tjaps (copper printing tools)

Sunday January 26, 1-2pm Artist talk by Sue Katz: "What's the Big Idea"

— at 59 Fountain Street, Framingham, MA.