A new exhibit of work by artist Beth Andrews will be on view in the gallery space in the Social Hall beginning Sunday, May 21, and running through August 13.
The artist writes: “As humans, we tend to think of ourselves as fundamentally different from other components of our vast and ancient universe. Yet the truth is that we are made up of recycled cosmic dust. Old atoms never die-they simply get reused in all forms of life, passed down through the ages. In the second half of my own life, I have become increasingly and more immediately aware of my personal connection to the earth, to other living beings, and to the ancient ones who have gone before me. It is this thread of connection that drives the visual decisions in my art. The artwork in this exhibit represents my exploration of these connections.”
The medium used in Beth Andrews’ paintings is called “Encaustic.” It is a mixture of beeswax and resin. The process involves layering and scraping back, hiding and revealing. The finished product has the look and feel of an archeological finding. The framed pieces in this exhibit are part of a series called “Rhapsody.”
Andrews writes: “I paint to explore that mystical place where structure and spontaneity collide, where the art is guided by my hand but not controlled by my will. In that place, time falls away, and physicality fades. In that place, I feel profoundly connected.”
Learn more about the artist and her work at beth-andrews.com.