Wax Paper: Mixed Media and Encaustic Art

by Judith Bergquist and Gigia Kolouch

Art Gym Denver's Common Space Gallery

April 19 – May 11, 2018

Art Gym Denver is excited to announce Wax Paper – Mixed Media and Encaustic Art by member-artists Judith Bergquist and Gigia Kolouch. Their works, which both embrace nature through distinctly different techniques, will be featured in the Common Space Gallery.

A Colorado native with a background in technical theatre and landscape architecture, Bergquist shows the intricacy of how paper can be manipulated by bringing color, texture, and value upon each other to create images known to the human eye. Forms of animals and abstracted landscapes emerge through the layers of paper in her mixed media paintings.

Kolouch’s masterful understanding of plants and her experience teaching others to grow and cook food feeds her desire to share “the mystery and beauty of the natural world” through her art. “I take images from the past and transform them using the skills and materials available to me in the present,” Kolouch says. “I enjoy the puzzle of making a piece work within these limitations.”

Also opening April 19 in the Art Gym Gallery will be Tony Ortega – Time for Self-Reflection. Both exhibits are free and available to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through May 11, 2018.

Art Gym Denver
1460 Leyden St.
Denver, CO 80220