Art Reception: Paintings by Jamie McPahil at The Beehive
Paintings in encaustic, a medium made of beeswax, damar resin and pigment, inspired by sweet visions of Marc Chagall, the strong feminine of Georgia O'Keeffe, the color and line of Richard Diebenkorn, the playful observance of Toulouse-Lautrec and the relaxed looseness of Joan Miro.
The line of the horizon. The curve of the land. The reach of the trees and grasses. The color, light and shadows of stories collected. The passage of time and a life examined. These inform the work. Allegorical, primitive, personal, political; the imagery reflects the artist's experiences and our shared human condition.