Friday, August 29, 2014


September 6 - October 1, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 6, 3 - 5 PM

Melissa Rubin, Waterhouse 1, 2014, 6” x 6”, Encaustic, ink on wood panel

John Molloy Gallery is pleased to present Surfacing, an exhibition of new mixed-media encaustic paintings by Melissa Rubin, with an opening reception on September 6 from 3 to 5 pm. The show runs through October 1.

The ancient art of encaustic painting, i.e. painting with pigmented wax, has seen a renaissance in the last twenty years. With her work in numerous exhibitions in the last few years, Melissa Rubin has emerged as a leader in this field.

Ms. Rubin is a recent recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her work has been featured in ARTnews, CBS This Morning, and Encaustic Art Magazine. Her work has recently been in exhibitions at the Museum of the City of New York, the Chashama Gallery in Chelsea, and the Rockaway Artist Alliance, among other venues. For many years, she taught at the Little Red Schoolhouse in Greenwich Village. 

This exhibition conveys the artist’s experience of living and working in the post-Hurricane Sandy world of Rockaway Beach, while still reflecting the beauty and light of the urban ocean environment where she lives. Her use of encaustic allows her to add depth and luminosity to the mixed-media process, which invites the viewer to enter a multi-layered world.

A full 38-page catalogue with a forward by Ingrid Dinter will be available in both book and digital format.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014