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JO YCE G E HL T H E WAY T HROUG H


Joyce Gehl The Way Through encaustic & mixed media June 5 - 29, 2014

The Way Through features a collection of 15 new works in encaustic and mixed media that con ceptually are driven by the artist ’s desire to put recent loss into a greater understanding. By incorporating an abundance of nature in each painting , Gehl puts her personal grief into a new perspective. Despite the void, and as if to satisf y its emptiness, each of the new works is filled with seeds, trees, and flowers and sug gests life is a force that moves for ward despite great tragedy. Gehl’s organic compositions are rendered with a highly tex tured surface allowing for many layers of the encaustic wax to saturate a quiet, yet powerful palette. She is known for her unique use of materials and her inventive and spontaneous painting techniques that breathe life into her work, and make the journey a personal one.

Joyce Gehl holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Santa Barbara and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in the Pacific Northwest, Santa Fe, Aspen, Vail, Boston and Atlanta and is included in corporate and private collections across the United States and South Ameri ca

OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014, 6PM-8PM

PATRICIA RO V Z A R G A LLE RY 1225 Second Ave, Seattle WA 98101 www.rovzargallery.com

P revious p age : T h e Wa y Th r o u gh , e n ca usti c & m i xe d m edi a , 5 8 ”x3 6 ” $ 7 , 5 0 0 . 0 0


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Journey encaustic & mixed media 40”x60” $8,700.00 Carried on a Breeze encaustic & mixed media 40”x40” $5,900.00


Through Gold Tipped Lashes encaustic & mixed media 36”x72” $9,400.00


Ever y Little Thing encaustic & mixed media 40”x40” $5,900.00


Falling Pearls encaustic & mixed media 32”x24” $3,000.00


Follow the Current encaustic & mixed media 38”x36” $5,000.00


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My Cur ves are Not Crazy encaustic & mixed media 40”x60” $8,700.00 Letters Home encaustic & mixed media 30”x24” $2,900.00


My Sister Stands Beside Me encaustic & mixed media 24�x24� $2,300.00


When Magic Fi lled the Air encaustic & mixed media 30”x64” $6,900.00


The Dusty Doors are Gone encaustic & mixed media 40”x40” $5,900.00


A la Mode encaustic & mixed media 36”x36” $5,000.00


A Shadowed Place to Sit and Sing encaustic & mixed media 2- 44”x36” $11,5 00.00


The Dream encaustic & mixed media 36”x36” $5,000.00


ARTIST STATEMENT As I age, I lose sight of that which is directly in front of me. And when I lost someone I loved, things both near and far lost clarity. I learn from nature. Mixing fragments of images from the natural world and gestural expressions of life, I create dream-like landscapes that lead me to another place. A breeze unbinds seeds, flowers and leaves from their foundation. Horizons are obscured by an explosion of life. Distance is blurred. Destinations unfocused. In art and in life, a void is filled with abundance. A path opens to a suggestion of what lies beyond.


Jo yc e Geh l The Way Thr ou gh

PATR I CI A R O VZ AR GALLERY 1225 SECOND AVENUE, SEATTLE, WA 98101

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JOYCE GEHL  

June 5 - 29, 2014 Patricia Rovzar Gallery

JOYCE GEHL  

June 5 - 29, 2014 Patricia Rovzar Gallery

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