Award Winning Encaustic Artist Beaty to Exhibit at Endicott College

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22 pieces of work from Robin Luciano Beaty feature the ancient wax based medium of encaustic paint combined with mixed media and found objects.

Endicott College is pleased to announce the solo exhibit of award winning encaustic artist Robin Luciano Beaty in the Spencer Presentation Gallery at the Center for the Art, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly from November 7, 2011 – March 9, 2012. For gallery hours please call 978-232-2250. The reception for this exhibit will be held on Thursday, November 17 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

Robin Luciano Beaty is an award winning painter out of Newbury, Massachusetts. Her work has been featured in multiple solo exhibitions and she has been represented in many private and corporate collections in the US and Internationally. Robin was awarded the 2009 International Encaustic Painting Conference Award for Best in Show in the exhibition, and in 2010 she received the 2010 Spotlight Award for Outstanding Abstract Artist of the Year. Ms Beaty was also honored by “The Wire” magazine as one of 2009’s most intriguing artists, and featured in Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, and the Boston Globe’s G-Style Magazine.

Robin concentrates primarily on the ancient wax based medium of encaustic paint, molten beeswax mixed with resin and dry pigments, which she incorporates mixed media, vintage materials, textiles and found objects. According to Ms. Beaty, “my work is driven by the intuitive journey of discovering the reminiscent through process rather than rendering an explicit space. My intention is to spark personal recollections in the viewer from an unconventional perspective using unexpected materials. In my most recent work, I strive to capture the universal and emotional connection to water embedded within our life memories. Oceans, rivers and lakes are instilled in our subconscious scrapbook creating an undeniable feeling of nostalgia and escape.”

Kathleen Moore, Coordinator of Visual Arts at Endicott states, “Robin Luciano Beaty’s work is complex, seductive, and mysterious, and for the gallery viewer, it will evoke images of past memories or feelings. Ms. Beaty will be exhibiting 22 pieces of work in this solo exhibit and will have text explaining this ancient but revived media. The word encaustic comes from the Greek meaning “to burn in”, which refers to the process of fusing the paint. The wax can be polished to a high gloss or molded, sculpted, textured, manipulated, and combined with collage materials. Her work will be exhibited in our Spencer Presentation Gallery which is also a lecture/classroom. This space allows the students the opportunity to study her artwork closely and at the same time learn about the oldest surviving use of encaustic, the Ancient Greek Fayum portraits painted on tombs from Roman Egypt around 100-350 A.D.

If you have any questions regarding Robin Luciano Beaty: Intuitive Journeys with Encaustic Mixed Media Paintings, or any of the programming related to this exhibition, please contact Kathleen Moore at 978-232-2655 or kmoore(at)endicott(dot)edu. Our website is: http://www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts for further information on future exhibits and lectures opportunities. This exhibit is supported by the Bruce T. Halle Family Foundation. Ms. Luciano Beaty’s website can be found at: http://www.robinlucianobeaty.com.

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