Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, Fall River, MA through October 19th
September 11, 2022 – December 31, 2022
Opening Celebration: Sunday, September 18, 1:00–3:00pm
Featuring work by the Elemental Artists’ Collective: Debra Claffey, Patricia Gerkin, Donna Hamil Talman, and Charyl Weissbach who use their artwork as a platform for environmental advocacy.
Elemental: Art as Advocacy features the work of the four artists who comprise the Elemental Artists’ Collective: Debra Claffey, Patricia Gerkin, Donna Hamil Talman, and Charyl Weissbach. Each artist has her own aesthetic, but they are united by their work with wax and an interest in using their artwork as a platform for environmental advocacy.
Designed to delight as well as educate, this exhibition features artwork that incorporates imprints of detritus collected along the New England coast, explores the use of a mushroom-based material as a substitute for plastics, celebrates the wonders of plants, and serves as a treatise on the acidification of coral reefs.
Image Credit: Debra Claffey, Mandolin Greens, 2016, Encaustic, pigment stick, graphite on panel
Our show at Thayer Academy in Braintree, Massachusetts opened on October 9, 2018. We were wonderfully welcomed at the reception by Gallery Director Karen Koskores and many of the Thayer faculty and students, as well as several area artists.
Springfield Art Museum Complex
We are exhibiting together in a show called Elemental: Contemporary Encaustic at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts in the Springfield Art Museum complex. The exhibition will run from July 17, 2018 – July 14, 2019 in Springfield, Massachusetts.