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Journeys of Abstraction: Altered Books, Text, and Assemblage by Raymond Papka
Friday, January 17, 2020 to Sunday, March 1, 2020
Central Library Gallery
Opening reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 17
Papka’s art is mixed media and combines assemblage, encaustic painting, the use of books and wood panels as substrates, and found objects as relevant embellishments. The beeswax of encaustic painting allows him to generate layers of information in hi artwork, but keep it mysterious–almost dreamy and historical. His work is continually evolving and is inspired by issues in biology, influence of science in his life, and the major players in the history of science and religion. He uses the interrelations between math, science, music, philosophy and practical applications in technology. His love for books influenced his decision to recycle them in an altered form and continually utilize themes involving text. He believes in painting as a physical act of thinking. Process is everything–it is the work.