Artist Julia Dzikiewicz likes contradictions. Working in the medium of encaustic she paints, prints and constructs three-dimensional objects with bold colors embedding crystals, pearls or even metals.
She notes, “there is no contradiction quite so strong as family during the holiday. These paintings, like the family holidays they depict, are contradictions full of cartoonish characters, bright colors, and shiny crystals. For example, a happy holiday includes an angry octopus. Sea monsters are sweet and sisters are sharks. I am there, and yet as an identical twin, is it really me? Welcome to my holiday. Please pass the turkey, and don’t mind the shark in the chair next to yours.”
Join Julia on Sunday, March 6th for a Meet the Artist Day. An opening reception will also be held on Thursday, March 10th during Second Thursday at the Torpedo Factory from 6-8pm.
The Associates Gallery was formed in January 2015 following its endorsement by the Board of the Torpedo Factory Artists Association (TFAA). TAG also features the work of its 15 member artists, including painters, photographers and ceramic and fiber artists. TAG is located in Studio 311. Open 7 days a week 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (until 9:00 pm on Thursdays)