Holly Johnson Gallery presents Raphaëlle Goethals: Echoes opening reception
Holly Johnson Gallery presents the opening of Echoes, an exhibition of new encaustic paintings by Raphaëlle Goethals.
The paintings featured in Echoes reveal themselves slowly, examining the relationship between space and depth, presence and absence. Raphaëlle Goethals has used wax, resin and earth pigments as her signature medium for nearly twenty years. Through repetition of process and the sheer physical effort of applying countless layers in her work, she aims for a deep level of emotional resonance which can only be achieved once subject matter and narrative are out of the way. By seductively morphing the expressive and the minimal, her paintings are increasingly rich and psychologically compelling, while their vast surfaces and glowing light suggest something of the open spaces of New Mexico, where the artist lives.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through March 26.