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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.