Artist / printmaker, author, teacher

UPCOMING and CURRENT EXHIBITIONS   

Three of my mezzotint engravings are included in the exhibition Mezzot’India  at the Bihar Museum in Patna, India, opening October 7th and on view through November 6th.

GALLERY NEWS

New Orlean's Stone + Press Gallery is back on line after a post Katrina hiatus and continues to represent artists working in traditional printmaking techniques, particularly mezzotint engraving. Their new website is stoneandpressgallery.com

NEW PUBLICATION

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Press Release, © Carol Wax, 2017, Mezzotint engraving, Image: 15 x 24 inches, Edition 75

OTHER NEW PRINTS

I'm pleased to announce the publication of four new prints.  My mezzotints frequently include some burin engraving, but these miniature format engravings are my first executed entirely with the burin.  The images were inspired by my graceful Weimaraner, the small 17th century caricature etchings of Jacques Callot, and my love of calligraphic gestures. 

Reflect, Repose, Rejoice, Refresh, 2017, Burin engravings, Each image: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches

The prints, published separately, are printed on 7 1/2 x 6-inch sheets of German Etching paper

 

OTHER NEW WORK

Big Drip recalls my print Falling Water and a fascination with plumbing and textiles. It also begs the question, “What’s in YOUR water?”

   Big Drip  , 2018, Pencil drawing on Strathmore Bristol paper with plate finish, 17 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches/

Big Drip, 2018, Pencil drawing on Strathmore Bristol paper with plate finish, 17 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches/

This image takes a break from current events and returns to drawing with graphite pencils. The image began as a single line cascading in waves from the top left corner of the sheet to the bottom right. The rest of the composition was improvised from this calligraphic gesture. The title was borrowed from the English composer Sir Edward Elgar’s 1899 orchestral piece, in which the original motif is also concealed amongst multiple variations.

   Enigma Variations  , 2018, pencil on Strathmore Bristol paper with plate finish, 24 x 19 inches

Enigma Variations, 2018, pencil on Strathmore Bristol paper with plate finish, 24 x 19 inches

My newest series of paintings uses objects to address timeless human struggles underlying events of our times. In these images, an articulated wooden hand stuck in a water valve dripping sludge is surrounded by murky shadows representing the layers of indifference that poison our water. Or, the myth of Icarus evokes the perils of succumbing to misguided entitlements and hubris, while a solitary exposed marble questions a society that alters children’s perceptions of shooters from toys to school intruders. In this way, material possessions are reinterpreted to reflect our changing cultural values and ethos.

   Butterfly Effect,   © Carol Wax, 2018, Gouache on Rives BFK tan paper, 22 x 14 inches

Butterfly Effect, © Carol Wax, 2018, Gouache on Rives BFK tan paper, 22 x 14 inches

   Skin Flint Waterworks  , © Carol Wax, 2018, Gouache and watercolor on Rives BFK Tan paper, 30 x 22 inches

Skin Flint Waterworks, © Carol Wax, 2018, Gouache and watercolor on Rives BFK Tan paper, 30 x 22 inches

   Cruel AND Stupid,   © Carol Wax, 2018, Gouache and pastel on Somerset black paper, 9 1/4 x 22 inches

Cruel AND Stupid, © Carol Wax, 2018, Gouache and pastel on Somerset black paper, 9 1/4 x 22 inches

   Live and Learn  , © Carol Wax, 2018, Gouache over mezzotint proof on German Etching paper, 22 x 16 inches

Live and Learn, © Carol Wax, 2018, Gouache over mezzotint proof on German Etching paper, 22 x 16 inches

   Never His to Touch  , © Carol Wax, 2018, Gouache on Rives BFK Tan paper collaged onto Somerset Black paper, painted with gouache, 30 x 22 inches

Never His to Touch, © Carol Wax, 2018, Gouache on Rives BFK Tan paper collaged onto Somerset Black paper, painted with gouache, 30 x 22 inches

   Shooter  , © Carol Wax, 2018, Gouache and acrylic paints on Rives BFK Tan paper, 13 x 20 inches

Shooter, © Carol Wax, 2018, Gouache and acrylic paints on Rives BFK Tan paper, 13 x 20 inches

  Hammer Time , © Carol Wax, 2018, Gouache on Rives BFK Tan paper, 20 x 15 inches

Hammer Time, © Carol Wax, 2018, Gouache on Rives BFK Tan paper, 20 x 15 inches

  Rigged , © Carol Wax, 2018, Gouache on Rives BFK Tan paper, Image: 20 x 24 inches

Rigged, © Carol Wax, 2018, Gouache on Rives BFK Tan paper, Image: 20 x 24 inches

  Now is the Time .... ,  © Carol Wax, 2018, Gouache on Somerset Black paper, Image 15 x 24 inches

Now is the Time .... , © Carol Wax, 2018, Gouache on Somerset Black paper, Image 15 x 24 inches