FEATURE EXHIBITION

CONTEMPORARY PRIMITIVE - wax & willow by Kathleen Otley

JUNE 3 - 26

Artist's Reception Saturday June 3, from 5 to 7 pm
during Langley's First Saturday Art Walk

Concerto Allegro mixed media encaustic

Concerto Allegro mixed media encaustic

Tall Shield  mixed media willow

Kathleen Otley works in mixed media, include willow sculpture and encaustics. Herstunning willow sculptures are created from farmed willow that she peels and dyes before joining with ropes, metals, leather and wire to transform into wall sculptures, which she often refers to as “shields” or “banners.

Willow Shield with Fishing Pole mixed media willow

Willow Shield with Fishing Pole
mixed media willow

Ancient Tableau #7
mixed media encaustic

Her encaustics are skillful assemblages of wax, resin, and pigment - multi-layered and hand painted with archival inks.  The final surface is highlighted or antiqued with oil paints, tar, or graphite to create a depth of time, as if the piece is an archival finding rather than a newly completed art object.  Fusing each layer and technique with heat marries it to the whole piece.  A finished piece is up to a fourteen layer process. 

Seeing Double   mixed media encaustic

Seeing Double   mixed media encaustic

Otley's ‘contemporary primitive’ art is a bridge for the artist and the viewer to connect to the past–to a time when the spiritual journey was the measure of a life, when the human presence was a part of the natural flow of the universe, when our spirit and the spirit of nature were in balance–striving to find a sense of harmony that continues to live in our collective conscious.

Intervals of Different Keys mixed media encaustic

Intervals of Different Keys
mixed media encaustic

Ancient Tableau 'Transcendence' 
mixed media encaustic

The Contemporary Primitive exhibition opens in conjunction with Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk when Langley’s galleries and shops are open until 7 PM. Featured artist, Kathleen Otley, will be in attendance and light refreshments will be served.

 



Totem Bay   oil pastel on panel

UPCOMING EXHIBITS
 

JULY 1 - 31
Rebecca Collins
Sailing to Alaska
oil pastel paintings of the NW Coast

 


Koi Dancers I   oil on canvas


AUGUST 5 - 29
Jacob Kohn
Swimming Through
new oil paintings


Maples, June   oil on canvas


SEPTEMBER 2 - 26
Kathleen Frugé-Brown

new plein-air oil paintings



 

HOURS AND DIRECTIONS
 

GALLERY HOURS:

May through Sept.               OPEN DAILY 10 - 6

 

Oct. through April                Tues. by appointment
                                            other weekdays 11 - 4
                                            weekends 10 - 5