Abstract art invites interpretation at Folsom gallery

It’s time for something completely different — maybe something unexpected; something unique to each person who sees it.

Abstract art does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead use shapes, colors, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect. A fantastic group from the Sierra Wax Artists will exhibit these types of exceptional paintings in the Movement, Mastery & Medium exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom, Jan. 22 through April 1, 2021.

This group of artists specialize in encaustic art: a paint made from pigment mixed with melted beeswax and resin and after application fixed by heat. Often abstract, sometimes narrative, these thick, ooey, gooey paintings are lustrous with layers of rich color.

Sierra Wax Artists was formed in 2012 from a local group of encaustic artists with the mutual desire to provide information, education and build a connection within the encaustic art community. Sierra Wax Artists supports all levels of artists, from beginning explorers to experienced professionals, to expand their encaustic horizons.

In the adjacent Community Gallery at 48 Natoma, the Folsom Arts Association exhibits It’s an Abstract World, featuring a different take on their membership show with abstract paintings in a variety of media.

The Gallery at 48 Natoma is managed by the Folsom Parks and Recreation Department and displays art by regional and national professional artists, area museum collections and traveling exhibitions; offering high quality, original art exhibits to the community that otherwise may not be experienced in this area. The gallery is free and open to the public and art is available for purchase during retail hours. Drop-in retail shopping is available 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Shopping appointments are also available between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; call 916) 461-6601 for current hours or to reserve an appointment time. All current COVID-19 safety protocols are followed. For more information visit folsom.ca.us, the Gallery at 48 Natoma.

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