Friday, August 9, 2013

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.

There were even some artworks on a table, along with glass pendants that Bubb had made with some of the Cuban images.

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.

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