Cambrian College’s downtown Open Studio will unveil a new exhibition and body of work by local artist and Cambrian alumnus Ron Langin on Saturday, Sept. 12. The exhibit, called three, trois, tre, includes 13 new encaustic (hot wax) paintings that explore the domains of mineral, vegetable and animal in his Primordial Soup trio of paintings.
“Visitors can expect a rich visual experience through this exhibit,” said Leesa Bringas, Open Studio technician. “One work examines our soaring industrial behemoth, the Superstack, reaching celestial heights,” she continued. “In Visions of Cape Spear, man-made and natural symbols are incorporated into the worlds of earth, sea and air. The limitations of romance are reflected in Tortuous Hearts and House of Love.”
Langin uses the ancient process of encaustic painting, which uses a mixture of suspended pigment in beeswax, but he has modified the process. He blends a unique mixture of pigments, waxes and sometimes cornmeal throughout a number of stages, as he states: “It is a long and slow continuous additive or subtractive process, most notably, the oil melds and seeps into the wax as the work evolves. Six months later after the oil painting has dried, I add a cold wax medium as a protective layer.”
three, trois, tre will run from September 12–27 with an opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 12, from noon to 4 p.m.
Gallery hours run Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. and by appointment. This exhibition will also be a Culture Daysvenue from Friday, Sept. 25 to Sunday, Sept. 27 from noon to 3 p.m.
Financial support for three, trois, tre was provided by the Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance program.
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