Rob Schouten Gallery Presents Modern Relics: Encaustic Paintings by Kathleen Otley

Posted in Community News, Visual Art
May 25, 2016
Rob Schouten Gallery Presents Modern Relics: Encaustic Paintings by Kathleen Otley, June 3 — 27, with an artist’s reception, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 3. The reception  is during “First Friday at Greenbank Farm”. Light refreshments will be served.
Rob Schouten Gallery is pleased to feature the wonderfully eclectic artwork of Whibey’s Kathleen Otley. Well known for her imaginative mixed media pieces, Otley incorporates wax, willow, woven metals, stones, collage, and painted imagery.
Kathleen says, “This new work specifically explores the ideas behind totems and staffs, and creates a new mythology for these “relics” using some of my favorite materials; willow, wax and woven metals. From these I create shelters and grottos – bringing meaning beyond the beauty of the materials.”
“As a child I was drawn to both tribal African art and native Indian artifacts. My horizons have expanded with age to include tribal groups in the East Asia well. Often I mix ideas from many places into a new language – a new art piece,” Kathleen concluded.
Otley’s work is included in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, Apple, ABC Television, and graces the homes of many private collectors nation wide.
Rob Schouten Gallery, a premier showcase for Whidbey Island and Northwest artists, is located at 765 Wonn Road, #C-103 at the historic Greenbank Farm. The Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For further information, call 360-222-3070 email info@robschoutengallery.com.
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