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Artist’s Reception for Kathleen Otley at Rob Schouten Gallery

June 3, 2017 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Rob Schouten Gallery presents:
Contemporary Primitive
wax & willow by Kathleen Otley
June 3 – 26
Artist’s Reception
Saturday, June 3rd from 5 to 7pm
During Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk
Light refreshments will be served
Rob Schouten Gallery is proud to present Contemporary Primitive – wax & willow by Kathleen Otley. The show opens June 3 and runs through June 26.  A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, June 3 from 5 to 7 p.m., during Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk.

Kathleen works in mixed media, include willow sculpture and encaustics. Her  stunning willow sculptures are created from farmed willow that she peels and dyes before joining with ropes, metals, leather and wire to transform into wall sculptures, which she often refers to as “shields” or “banners.”

Her encaustics are skillful assemblages of wax, resin, and pigment – multi-layered and hand painted with archival inks.  The final surface is highlighted or antiqued with oil paints, tar, or graphite to create a depth of time, as if the piece is an archival finding rather than a newly completed art object.  Fusing each layer and technique with heat marries it to the whole piece.  A finished piece is up to a fourteen layer process.

Otley’s ‘contemporary primitive’ art is a bridge for the artist and the viewer to connect to the past–to a time when the spiritual journey was the measure of a life, when the human presence was a part of the natural flow of the universe, when our spirit and the spirit of nature were in balance–striving to find a sense of harmony that continues to live in our collective conscious.

The Contemporary Primitive exhibition opens in conjunction with “Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk” when Langley’s galleries and shops are open until 7 PM. Featured artist, Kathleen Otley, will be in attendance and light refreshments will be served.
Rob Schouten Gallery, a premier showcase for Whidbey Island and Northwest artists, is located at 101 Anthes Avenue, Langley WA at the corner of First and Anthes. The Gallery is open daily from 10-6.  For further information, call 360.222.3070 or email info@robschoutengallery.com


June 3, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Rob Schouten Gallery


Rob Schouten Gallery
101 Anthes Avenue
Langley , WA
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