After a yummy lunch at a'Tavola the other day, my friend and I went to the Linen Gallery to look at Karen Bubb's exhibition, Cuba on the Cusp. All the works are encaustic, a painting technique using melted wax with pigment.
Bubb is a local artist, as well as the Public Arts Manager for Boise City Department of Arts and History and an adjunct professor at BSU. With all she has on her plate, I wonder how she had time to create so many artworks for the exhibition.
Some pieces were hung in the traditional gallery/museum style.
While others were hung in a salon style.
The medium and subject matter tied the work together but there was a wide variety of styles from portraits and landscapes to more abstract and folk-art like work. Bubb really captured the essence of what Cuba must be like, at least from a visitor's viewpoint.
If you haven't seen the exhibition yet, it is up through August 30th at the Linen Gallery (1402 W. Grove St.) downtown.