Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Joanna Axtmann

EXHIBIT. September 9 through October 4, 2008
Joanna Axtmann
Auspicious Doors, Windows & Domes: Many

RECEPTION. FRIDAY, September 12, 2008, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Joanna Axtmann

"Heaven & Earth Rework", 2008, 35-5/8" x 39-3/8", mixed,oil-based materials/primed 100% cotton rag paper

We must cross over a threshold in order to attain transformation. Our passage of yearning affects the arena we enter and that which we leave behind. In this series I am investigating spiritual architecture. I make ink drawings on site, and I research photographs and writings. Then, using painting and etching, I create images by layering and carving out space, windows and doors. As you cross the visual threshold of my images and enter these arenas, I hope that they will encourage contemplation and transformation.
The works in this exhibit are mixed, oil-based materials on primed 100% cotton rag paper, and intaglio prints, some with chine colle or hand-coloring.
For information regarding my art or Axtmann Art Workshops please contact Joanna at
The next workshop – “Color & Content” - starts 9-18-08.