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.