Waxing Lyrical

New work from Karen Freedman, Jeff Juhlin and Lynda Ray

Space Gallery

October 4 - November 9, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 4th from 6-9pm
Karen Freedman, Ruche 0352.127, Encaustic on Cradled Board, 16" x 16

Jeff Juhlin is a nationally recognized artist known for his Encaustic / Mixed Media painting and printmaking work that evokes a meditative and grounded exploration of color, space and mark making. Jeff has been working with Encaustic for over 15 years and completed Residency/Fellowships at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and Moulin Au Neuf, Auvillar France. He has been an Artist in Residence at the Hui Art Center in Maui, Hawaii during the winter months from 2010-2017. His work is included in numerous national and international exhibitions including recent exhibits in France and Korea. Born in Salt Lake City, Juhlin studied at the University of Utah and the Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Jeff”s work has been featured in several publications including Encaustic With A Textile Sensibility by Daniella Woolf and Encaustic Art in the 21st Century by Anne Lee & Ashley Rooney.

Intrigued by the dichotomy of man-made architecture and nature, Lynda Ray ideates her encaustic paintings as narratives built by layering colors, forms and patterns that reveal a history of the work’s construction. Through the subtraction or scraping away of waxy pigment, Ray exposes earlier stages of development within her works, offering viewers a visceral connection to the materiality of time passing. Ray has worked in the encaustic medium since 1986, receiving a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She later attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, as well as completed Post-baccalaureate studies in Fine Arts at VCU. She has consistently exhibited on a national scale over the past two decades, and has shown with Page Bond since 2006.

Karen Freedman is recognized for her vibrant abstract geometric paintings that explore the interaction of color and its ability to alter perception. She began her formal art training studying jewelry design at the Philadelphia College of Art and graphic design at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She then went on to build a successful graphic design business followed by her immersion in the fine arts.

Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204