The Gallery is Currently Closed due to the active situation of COVID-19. You can still enjoy Joy Hagen’s work on Facebook https://bit.ly/FloraAuction where you can learn more about the making of encaustic. This artwork was auctioned off and the winning bid of $235 was matched by the artist. Proceeds of $470 will benefit the Northshore Schools Foundation. A special thanks to all who participated in the auction.
4Culture, King County’s Cultural Arts Organization, is providing relief to the cultural sector due to closures, cancellations, and loss of work from COVID-19. Go to https://www.4culture.org/cultural-relief-fund/ to learn more.
Joy Hagen - Flow
Now through April 24, Hagen’s exhibition titled "Flow" is inspired by the grain lines found in the wood she is working with to create a series of beautiful encaustic paintings of assembled landscapes usually with a reference to trees and water.
"I love the contrast between the soft, sensuous nature of the bees wax against the hard physicality of process as I scrape, burn, tear and saw. Process and subject become intertwined as I contemplate loss, devastation and erosion versus perseverance, fertility and new growth."