"Poetry Bleeds Rust"
Location: N.A.W.A. Gallery, 80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1405, N.Y.C., NY 10011 (212) 675-1616
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm
Dates of exhibit: October 1-29, 2014
Reception: Thursday, October 2, 2014, 5-7 pm
NEW YORK, NY, September 29, 2014 - The National Association of Women Artists hosts “Poetry Bleeds Rust,” a juried show sponsored by International Encaustic artists. This selection of the artists for the exhibition was an open call, juried by Jenn Dierdorf, co-director at AIR Gallery in Brooklyn, who previously worked as the executive director of SOHO20 Gallery in New York City.
The featured artists work in encaustic (a wax medium) and rust. When exposed to water, iron oxidizes into rust. To these artists, rust is beautiful; yet it is also a poignant reminder that everything is changing, corroding, decaying. While rust represents decay, the wax preserves a record of that deterioration. This combination assures us that transformation is not only possible, but inevitable. It reminds us of the cyclical nature of existence by presenting a story of decline and rebirth.
International Encaustic Artists (IEA) is a non-profit, professional artists' organization that was founded in 2005. IEA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for encaustic art. The membership includes approximately 450 artists spanning North America, Europe and Asia.
“Poetry Bleeds Rust” features the artwork of Lyn Belisle, Jorge Luis Bernal, Karen Bright, Heidi Cerullo, Barb Cone, Kathleen Cosgrove, Pamelia Currier, Erna de Vries, Dianne Jean Erickson, Diane Green Hebert, Meg Grugan, Candace Law, Joy Lawson, Cathryne Loos, Elle MacLaren, Sheri Marcus, Barbara Maricle, Otty Merrill, Susan Poirier, Josie Rodriguez, Jan Schnurr, Sarah St. Laurent, Rodney Thompson, Harriette Tsosie, Dietlind Vander Schaaf, Nancy Vorm, and Shannon Weber.
A reception will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, from 5 to 7pm.