Wax & Wane Exhibition – Encaustic artwork

I attended the Wax & Wane: Exploring Encaustic & Cold Wax Paintings Exhibition at the Twist Gallery, 1100 Queen Street West, Toronto just before it closed. Artwork from eleven local artists were on display. The style of art ranged from representational to abstract and a few incorporated other mediums, such as photography.

twist gallery toronto ontario canada exhibit of encaustic art
Wax & Wane Exhibit at Twist Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Twist Gallery is located on the second floor and has three large windows letting in the light. It is a great space for a gallery.

encaustic paintings in wax & wane exhibit toronto twist gallery 2018
Wax & Wane Exhibit at Twist Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Ian Varney Squiggle Coast 15B and 15A at twist gallery
Squiggle Coast 15B and 15A by Ian Varney

 

Maggie Doswell Floor and Reflecting encaustic paintings twist gallery
Floor (top) and Reflecting (bottom) by Maggie Doswell

 

Ann shier Return to Innocence encaustic wax painting by canadian artist wax and wane exhibition
Return to Innocence by Ann Shier

 

inside by Dania Al-Obaidi wax painting at twist gallery toronto
Inside by Dania Al-Obaidi

 

playful Intersection by Kato Wake canadian artist wax and wane art exhibit
Playful Intersection by Kato Wake

 

Dry Bark by Carolanne MacLean twist gallery encaustic wax exhibit toronto
Dry Bark by Carolanne MacLean

 

Encaustic wax exhibit with Canadian artist Carolanne MacLean detail of Dry Bark
Dry Bark detail by Carolanne MacLean

The photographs above represent a small portion of the artists and style that were on display.

I am captivated by the use of wax as an artistic medium. I admit to having purchased supplies and am eager to start working with encaustic wax and photo image transfers.