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In Flawed Abundance

Running from April 7, 2017 to May 6, 2017 in the Main Gallery

The International Encaustic Artists (IEA) and the New Art Center in Newton (NAC) join together to present In Flawed Abundance. Juried by Miles Conrad of Conrad Wilde Gallery and organized by IEA Exhibitions Co-Chair Lola Baltzell.

This exhibition explores the riddle of living, the struggle to be content with the moment, with what is. Rather than wishing things were different -- not wanting what we have, wanting what we don't have, Mr. Nepo points to the deep truth that everything we need is right before us. Encaustic painting lends itself perfectly to this concept of here and now. There is an immediacy to encaustic which suits an intuitive style of working and its inherent translucent characteristics readily express a wide range of subject matter.

About the Juror: Miles Conrad is an artist, educator, and curator who has been active in the encaustic community since 1992. He was recently awarded the IEA Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 La Vendéene Awards Banquet. Mr. Conrad is the founding Director of Conrad Wilde Gallery in Tucson, AZ. Since 2005, his gallery has been host to nationally acclaimed exhibitions celebrating abstraction and innovation; including an esteemed Annual Encaustic Invitational. He is the creator of Miles Conrad Encaustics, an internet-based supplier of encaustic paint, tools & supplies based in Tucson, AZ where he also teaches comprehensive workshops in encaustic technique.

Miles currently works from a studio granted by the Artist-In-Residence program at Process Museum in Tucson, Arizona. He received the Tucson Museum of Art, Contemporary Art Society ’Award of Excellence’ for his work in the Arizona Biennial 2011. His work is included in the Occupy Museums project, Debtfair, to be exhibited at this year's 2017 Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6-9PM

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