The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture presents the work of mixed media artist and Glen Echo Park instructor Marcie Wolf-Hubbard in a solo exhibition titled “Yours Truly: Figurative Paintings in Encaustic and Mixed Media,” on display in the Park’s Popcorn Gallery from January 14 – 29, 2012.
In this collection of new work, Ms. Wolf-Hubbard’s encaustic paintings, which involve adding colored pigments to heated wax, are sometimes rugged – with wood support and textural elements – but she still retains her focus on “the grace of the figure.”
According to Ms. Wolf Hubbard:
Drawing and carving into the wax with a tool and then applying pigment augments the sense of energy in the brushwork. I have loved re-immersing myself in figure drawing, and combining drawing with wax painting adds to the excitement. The effect produced by applying wax to charcoal drawing is that of an image floating on vellum. The ‘back and forth’ of additive collage imagery is married with encaustic’s mysterious depth and transparency.
Ms. Wolf-Hubbard received her B.A. from the University of Maryland in Studio Art and studied Fine Art & Illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She has received numerous grants, awards and special recognition from arts organizations, including the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Her paintings have been shown in over 40 exhibitions during the last 25 years, and she has illustrated for magazines and books, as well as worked as a courtroom illustrator. Ms. Wolf- Hubbard is an instructor at Glen Echo Park and also teaches art to children and adults in her studio at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.
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