Old Film, New Film

Cover by Julie Dzikiewicz
Issue 37 • March 2016 • Alexandria
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Encaustic painter Julie Dzikiewicz produces larger-than-life canvases chock full of objects embedded within intricate wax designs (this piece includes electric lights and Swarovski crystals). She has an immediately recognizable naive visual style that juxtaposes the complex symbolism and storytelling present in her work. “Old Film, New Film” is part of a new series, Contradictions, exploring the holidays. As she puts it, “These paintings, like the family holidays they depict, are contradictions full of cartoonish characters, bright colors, and shiny crystals.” Exhibit on display in The Associates Gallery at the Torpedo Factory (105 N Union St, Alexandria) from March 1-26, opening reception on Thursday, March 10 from 6-8 PM.

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