Opening Reception: Sunday, April 3rd, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
For the month of April, the Library will present Holding Space: Encaustic Paintings by Celine Ennis in the gallery.
"The paintings in this exhibit are the expression of my idea of 'Holding Space.' The boundaries of space can be defined by how one perceives themselves in relation to the space.
Expansion, confinement, movement and quiet are feelings that I like to explore in my paintings. I use color, texture and words to convey those feelings on the canvas. I often let my intuition direct the direction of the pieces. In many of these paintings I wanted to create a 'place to rest your soul.'
My current medium is beeswax. Colored pigment is added to beeswax and is applied to a wood panel using a paintbrush and a heat gun. I enjoy the process of painting with beeswax because it allows me to create richly textured pieces or smooth glossy surfaces. The final result is a painting that engages the viewer and challenges them to look beneath the multiple layers."