The Walshes are a family of artisans who love to create, each in their own special way!
Encaustic Painting by Judith Walsh
Exhibition March 19-April 23, 2022
Artist Reception Saturday, March 19 • 2-5pm
It's a Family Affair!
Join us March 19th for the opening of ‘Wall to Wall Walshes,’ a family collaboration to bring together the work of two generations of Walsh artists—Judith Walsh (encaustic painting) and her children, Nora Vaillant (clay), Seamus Walsh (wood) and Anne Curtiss (photography).
Judith Walsh’s encaustic paintings are broken, slashed, and put back together. They are made up of recycled ideas and bits of wax from failed paintings. They are scraped from their surroundings and discovered in their detritus. The subjects are overloaded with distractions of pattern and noisy color.
Anne Curtiss is a photographer based in Portland, Oregon. Her current collection of portraits is inspired by musical effects including reverberation, oscillation, echo and distortion. This body of work is comprised of unmanipulated digital images captured using only the ambient light of the live performances it documents, and glows with the energy and movement of the musicians it depicts.
Seamus Walsh says he’s good with wood. He’s a designer who builds wooden boats, furniture, houses and turned bowls and platters. His elegant hardwood bowls and platters will be featured in the Triangle L exhibition.
Nora Vaillant is a ceramic artist and educator, specializing in salt glazed and wood fired pottery. She makes functional pots for the kitchen as well as larger scale candelabras for the table, all intended to celebrate and elevate cooking, serving and sharing meals together. The work is fired to 2300F over the course of 18-36 hours. No glazes are added to the exterior surfaces of the clay. Instead, vaporized salt crystals or melting wood ash are carried on flames throughout the kiln, landing on each piece to create unique coloration and texture. The path of the fire can be seen on the finished work revealing dancing patterns and highlighting the warm and earthy tones of the stoneware clay.