Remnants: Selected Work by Alaina Enslen at RiverWinds Gallery

Alaina Enslen, Once In A While, encaustic collage on paper, 9x12

BEACON — Remnants: Selected Work by Alaina Enslen @ RiverWinds Gallery March 14 – April 5

Opening Reception: March 14, 7-9 p.m.

RiverWinds Gallery, 172 Main Street, Beacon


Open Mon 12-4, Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun 12-5, 12-9 2nd Saturdays. Closed Tues/Wed

RiverWinds Gallery at 172 Main Street, Beacon, NY is presenting Remnants: Selected Work by Alaina Enslen. In this series, the artist is using an encaustic medium to abstractly, emotionally connect fabrics and materials given to her by friends and that she has used in her life. In addition, her husband, the musician Joshua Enslen, will be playing music that inspired the artwork. The Artist Opening is March 14, from 7-9 pm. The show runs through April 5, 2020.

Enslen explains: “In these paintings, I’m fusing up-cycled cloths to beeswax cultivated in the Hudson Valley, and I’m exploring the emotive properties of cloth as experience and memory. I’m pulling and tearing, cutting, and constructing maps of my own making, flattened, frayed, and immersed in beeswax. It’s a new landscape of where I’ve been and where I want to explore. I poured a lot of love into this work as I focused on how to use sustainable materials and express my experiences through abstraction.”

About RiverWinds Gallery

RiverWinds Gallery opened its doors in July 2003, more than 16 years ago. Voted twice Best Gallery in the Hudson Valley, it is a multi-faceted art space featuring over 50 of the finest Hudson Valley artists; fine art including paintings, sculpture and photography, and contemporary crafts, including jewelry, glasswork, cards, and pottery. RiverWinds Gallery, LLC, is a member of the Beacon Arts Community Association (BeaconArts)

Location: RiverWinds Gallery, 172 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508, 845-838-2880.

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