Past Exhibition 2011: On the Edge

On the Edge features four local artists working in oil, acrylic and encaustic. These artists were selected in a juried process based on the excellence of their work. For each of these artists, the use of lines and the edges where one color meets another define their work. 

Jorge Bernal uses encaustic (hot wax) paintings with dark straight lines and strong colors to create powerful abstracts. The edges that divide Joanne Bleichner’s anatomical tree limbs from their backgrounds of sky and forest create commanding images that make the viewer think of trees in a whole new way. Florence Gang pours acrylic ink on canvas or paper and adds opaque lines to create flowing abstracts. The hard edges of Diane Mesirow’s buildings and commercial sites are drawn free hand to create stark contrasts that are simultaneously landscapes and abstracts.