Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Story Within


In every painting there is a story within, needing to be told and waiting to be discovered. 


In this group of paintings, Oregon artist Roxanne Evans Stout and New York artist Seth Apter collaborate to tell their story.


From a distance you will see beautiful abstract paintings... deep and mysterious... but on closer inspection layers, textures and colors will unfold, pulling you closer for examination. 


Part encaustic, part acrylic and part plaster, these paintings are a unique blend of the artists themselves.


Each of these twelve paintings has traveled back and forth across the United States for the last year. 


One artist would begin and the other would finish until "the story within" was revealed. 


The story unique to each artist is also told side-by-side in an intimate grouping of of individual work.

Join Roxanne and myself on May 3rd at Illahe Studios and Gallery in Ashland, Oregon where we will be celebrating the opening of our collaborative exhibition from 5-8pm. We each worked on the surfaces of the same 12 (10x10 or 12x12) cradled panels so that our artwork is blended in a truly collaborative process. In addition, I will be showing 8 and Roxanne will be showing 7 different artworks that we each created on our own. We are both so very excited for this show and hope that all our friends out there who are near Ashland will be able to attend.

25 comments:

john said...

Oh Goodness! These are quite extraordinary works! Congratulations on a collaboration that merits shouting from the rooftops!

Roberta said...

These look wonderful. Wish i could see them in person but this will have to do!

Margaret McCarthy Hunt said...

Lovely work...hope it sells OUT!!!

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

Those are really cool Seth! Congratulations on the show!

Lynn Cohen said...

They are exquisite and I love the addition of encaustics to your work. I'm so glad I WILL be able to see them in person!

Brian Kasstle said...

Oh these are amazing. I love the grungy goodness and oh the encaustics!

tgarrett said...

I wish I could see these in person- I have never worked in that way where you actually each work on the same piece! Wonderful.

ArtPropelled said...

This is going to be a great show! No wonder you are excited.

rivergardenstudio said...

This is going to be a great show Seth!!! I am so excited I can hardly contain myself. It's been wonderful working with you!!
roxanne

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

Oh how I wish I could be there with you two for this show. I know it's going to be amazing after seeing some of these works in person. Take lots of photos and maybe a video??

donnaj said...

absolutely love these. Some day soon i plan to play with plaster/wax combo

Jo Murray said...

Break a leg Seth. That encaustic is just begging to be touched...or eaten (?) it's so yummy.

laurel said...

Love the mix of encaustic. Gorgeous layers and texture.

amy of four corners design said...

yes...I am drawn in to examine these more closely...best to you and Roxanne on this show...congrats all around...

CERULEAN said...

Wonderful collaboration!

Carol said...

Oh, Seth, and Roxanne, these are just beautiful! How wonderful it would be to see them close up. I wish you both all the best for a marvellous and successful exhibition.

Kathryn said...

Congratulations on both the show and the collaboration . . . I love seeing what evolves when you work with another artist and blend your styles.

Cathy said...

Wow I love these pieces. What I wouldn't do to collaborate with either or both of you. Wow

Hastypearl said...

Can't imagine what collaborating...somewhat blindly...must be like. I think it would be invigorating:) you have to TRUST...both your partner AND yourself!
Will there be a time that we get to see your additional art pieces that you mentioned?
Enjoy your ride...what a wonderful time in your life...
laura

lifeofdeb said...

these are wonderful pieces. what a great collaboration you have created.

Patti said...

No words for how incredible these are - fabulous! Congrats and wish I could see them in person!

Sandy said...

This is collaboration at its finest, these works are so unique and stunning. I love the subtle layers and the texture the media gives each individual work. I would love to see these in person. Congrats to you both on the gallery showing!

Darlene K Campbell said...

Definately looks like this collaboration was meant to be. Fabulous seamless work. Congrats.

angi eharis said...

beautiful work, i love the encaustics, i am gonna have to take a class in this! tx for inspiring! aloha, angi in hana

Leslie said...

I am so excited for both of you! The work is wonderful and I'm sure it will be wildly popular!