Woman Made Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of “Cross Pollination,” a group exhibition consisting entirely of works in encaustic wax or encaustic as a component of mixed media,
by women artists from the international community. This show was juried by artist and writer Laurel Delaney, who exhibited some of her own encaustic works simultaneously.
Thirty-one women in this group exhibition utilize what is known as the oldest painting technique, dating back to the 4th Century B.C. Pigment is added to hot beeswax, or sometimes animal or
vegetable wax. The technique of mixing paint with wax produces highly textured works with many layers fused together, resulting in an organic and ephemeral aesthetic. In referring to the use of
beeswax, Juror Laurel Delaney writes, “The honey bee is a wonderful team player and all of the worker bees are female! Thus, “Cross Pollination” honors these powerful “little women.”
Juried by Laurel Delaney