July 5 - August 29
This body of work was created in the past 2 years and grew out of the desire to give form to the uncertainty of the times. As unsettling as this period was, it was also an opportunity to explore new techniques and dive deep into the creative process. That is what this show is all about: Transformation and Exploration.
The first set of images are cyanotypes, an alternative form of photography that uses the ultra-violet rays of the sun. The photographs are mounted on panels and encased in encaustic (molten beeswax and resin). Many of the photographs were taken on my daily walks through the Bay View neighborhood and Humboldt Park.
The next series of images are more abstract and often inspired by the natural world. The work combines cold wax medium and pigments, bridging encaustic and traditional oil painting.
The final series employs multiple techniques, working with molten wax, cold wax, digital photography, and mixed media. The images explore how symbols are used to construct a personal narrative. Combining encaustic and cold wax medium leverages the opacity of wax layers that range from opaque to transparent thus some areas are obscured while others are revealed.
This is Roxane Mayeur's second solo exhibition at Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery. She is a mixed media artist working in painting, digital photography, and collage. Recently she has worked almost exclusively with wax-based media. She resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is an active member of the visual arts community. Visit roxartmke.com for more information.
We are proud to showcase the finest art produced in Milwaukee and beyond. Our past exhibitors include:
We are currently accepting proposals for solo exhibitions.
There are three large walls (16', 12', and 19') with studs spaced every foot to hang your work. There are outlets available for video pieces. Numerous track lighting fixtures can light your pieces to your desire.
Each artist gets a two-month exhibition in our gallery. Toward the beginning of the exhibition Sabrosa hosts a special artist reception on a Monday evening called Sabrosa After Dark. The event features a meet-and-greet with the artist, a brief keynote address by the artist, live music, a wine tasting, and small plates and cocktails served by Sabrosa's staff.
Proposals for shows in our gallery will include the following requirements:
Sabrosa takes a 15% commission for works sold during exhibition in our gallery. Any pieces sold during the exhibition will remain in the gallery until the conclusion of the exhibition, unless suitable arrangements can be made for substitute pieces. All work is displayed at your risk. While the probability of damage occurring is extremely unlikely, we do recommend that your pieces are insured, listing Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery as a rider on your policy.
Send an email with all of the proposal requirements listed above to Frank Sanchez at info /at/ sabrosa dot cafe with the subject ARTIST PROPOSAL: (Your Name). If you prefer to mail your proposal, our address is 3216 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee WI 53207.