We are pleased to present our next Project Space grantee exhibition: Artistic Lichens, composed of new work by encaustic artist, Julie Snidle. The motivation for the exhibition came to Julie while she was attending an encaustic conference on Cape Cod. “I’d walk out onto a nearby seawall, which was comprised of gray boulders encrusted with bright, yellow-orange lichens, Xanthoria parientina,” she recalls. “I couldn’t stop looking at them. I knew I had to create a new body of work inspired by those beautiful lichens.”
The Kolman & Reeb Gallery Project Space Grant made it possible for Julie to paint 51 abstract encaustic artworks of different sizes all celebrating these fascinating organisms. Please make plans to see this exciting show; it’s going to be a good one!