Gallery Exhibit to Feature Works by Jenny Bye
Date: September 5 - October 5, 2019
Location: The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery
The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana University will feature “An Encaustic Connection” by Sioux Falls artist Jenny Bye.
The exhibit runs Sept. 5 - Oct. 5.
A gallery reception will be held 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, featuring an artist's talk beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Pieces in the exhibit explore the artist's passion of encaustic artwork. Encaustic is a Greek word that means to heat or burn in. Working with melted wax requires good ventilation, a flat griddle with temperature control, and tools to fuse the layers of beeswax, such as an iron, heat gun, or propane torch. Other tools needed, include razor blades, and pottery trimming tools for scraping away wax. The beeswax serves as an excellent binder for the pigment and has a longevity that exceeds other painting mediums.
Bye says, “I became interested in pursuing encaustic painting, after a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where I viewed a film explaining the encaustic process. Intrigued by the translucency in layering, and fluidity of the medium, I began reading and exploring the encaustic process. It is now my principal medium."