This is Part Two of a curated blog exhibition that I posted in May. The work here further
illustrates the contemporary use of encaustic paint in combination with collage, bricolage and assemblage. Early in the twentieth century, these art forms emerged in Cubism, Surrealism and Dada. Collage is a technique that adheres unrelated materials to a single, supporting, surface to compose a work of art. Bricolage is a sculptural approach that constructs artwork with materials that are at hand. Assemblage is the sculptural technique that combines into one form, disparate, found objects or parts of objects.
My curatorial guidelines for this informal exhibition directed my search for work that surpassed the physical attributes of materials and technique. While encaustic paint was the thread that connected the work in this collection, it was the transformative nature of these examples of collage, bricolage and assemblage that engaged me. The works presented here, in the context of wax, transcend the combined materials to articulate a singular expression.