"Rooted: Field Works from the Meadow"

When: Sat., Jan. 7, 6-9 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 12-6 p.m. Continues through Feb. 17 2017

Carra Garza and Kari Englehardt are San Antonio-based artists who share a studio and a common interest in the melding of natural and non-natural elements. Speaking of their latest work, Englehardt described the inspiration as “a cataloguing and visual appreciation of the tiny meadow we created in front of our studio.” While Garza begins with lumens, a type of camera-less photography that uses sunlight to transfer an image to a surface, and Englehardt begins with ink and rust relief prints, both artists arrive at an encaustic process, wherein layers of wax are smoothed over the piece, giving it the depth of an oil painting. Englehardt’s prints are intensities, filled with shifting color and bold shapes, reflecting the rusted metal canvas underneath. Garza’s photographs are shadowy yet light, exemplifying an elegance through the wisping flowers and plants she uses to create line, form and contrast. Describing her work, while also conveying the catalyst for their collaborative exhibition “Rooted,” Garza explained, “It is the essence of a wildflower.”

Price: Free