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Elements of Light

Elements of Light

Elements of Light

An exhibition of encaustic paintings by Ahavani Mullen and Kari Hall

Brickton Art Center
July 14 – August 8, 2015
Artist Reception: Friday July 17, 6 – 9pm
306 Busse Highway, Park Ridge, IL 60068

I am thrilled to share my newest body of work with you at the Brickton Art Center, in my two-person show with fellow artist Kari Hall, who also works in encaustic paint. Both of us explore light in our work, and the ways that it can be revealed in both its seen and unseen forms.

Please join us for a reception this Friday, July 17 from 6-9pm!

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Brickton Art Center
306 Busse Hwy.
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Gallery Hours:
Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm
Fri 9am-4pm
Sat 10am-2pm
Sun Closed

Directions to the gallery

And a sneak peek at a piece in the show:

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In Silence (detail), Encaustic + oil on panel, 24 x 30″, 2015

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The Diptych Project

Peek a Boo, Encaustic + mixed media on panel, 16 x 16", 2014, Ahavani Mullen

Peek a Boo, Encaustic + mixed media on panel, 16 x 16″, 2014, Ahavani Mullen

As part of a project between two encaustic groups, FUSEDChicago and New England Wax, artists from each group are creating works in response to each other in what we are calling The Diptych Project. I am working with Willa Vennema. Willa created 30 Days Free Trial pictured below on the left side. My panel Peek a Boo, the more solidly lime piece, was created in response, on the right side below. Each panel is 16 x 16″.

This project has been surprisingly delightful, and has forced me to stretch the ways that I work. I found myself playing with it as an exercise, as an exploration of new ways I can work out of my comfort zone. There is actually a comfort zone.

My work Peek a Boo, responds to Willa Vennama’s 30 Days Free Trial, from her Word Windows series. I was drawn to Willa’s exploration of shifting perspectives, depths and focus. Divided by right angles, and layered with pages from antique books, it speaks to the passing of and measurement of time. Peek a Boo responds to these shifts and explores the archaeology of her work through the layering of antique symphony scores with encaustic, navigating the seen and the unseen.

Thank you for collaborating, Willa. This has been an expansive experience.

Diptych Project. Each panel 16 x 16". Left panel: Willa Vennema, 30 Days Free Trial, Encaustic + mixed media on panel. Right Panel: Ahavani Mullen, Peek a Boo, Encaustic + mixed media on panel, 2014

Diptych Project. Each panel 16 x 16″. Left panel: Willa Vennema, 30 Days Free Trial, Encaustic + mixed media on panel. Right Panel: Ahavani Mullen, Peek a Boo, Encaustic + mixed media on panel, 2014

Details below:

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Peek a Boo, detail, Encaustic + mixed media on panel, 16 x 16″, 2014, Ahavani Mullen

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Peek a Boo, detail, Encaustic + mixed media on panel, 16 x 16″, 2014, Ahavani Mullen

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