Every month, as a part of our Third Friday open house, Third Degree welcomes a new local artist to showcase their work in the East Gallery. This month, we’re featuring an beautiful show called “Stream of Consciousness” by local encaustic artist, Diane Reising.
ON DISPLAY: “STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS” BY DIANE REISING
Reising says about her show:
“Stream of consciousness” would best describe how I think of my abstract and semiabstract painting. The shapes, marks, textures and colors tend take on organic forms evoking landscape, seascape, plant and animal life. My paintings evolve from a subliminal world of ideas and feelings that show themselves in the process of creation. I am inspired by the source of dreams and cultural symbols, and search for them in my art.
I find success in my painting when I recognize those images in a composition and it is most gratifying when others do also. My preferred medium is oil and cold wax, which lends itself well to my vision, as it is a painting process employing multiple layers creating and destroying until the right image appears. My paintings develop over weeks and months of revision as I search for their ultimate expression.
I initially trained at Washington University School of Fine Art and while I never stopped creating works, I could be described as a “Return to Art” person after a career in Psychiatric Social Work. This undoubtedly informs my vision in ways I may never fully realize. I have additional training from Webster University in drawing and painting. During the last several years, I have exhibited at local venues such as the Kirkwood Train Station via the Kirkwood City Arts Council, Powder Valley Recreation Center, various libraries and banks, Clayton Fine Art Gallery, Old Orchard Gallery with MySLArt, Art St. Louis, and Confluence of Expression on line competition. I am a juried member of Greater St. Louis Art Association and volunteer with Arts as Healing and MySLArt.”
“Stream of Consciousness” will be on display until Wednesday, October 17th. Come visit Monday-Saturday 10:00a-5:00p & Sunday 11:00a-4:00p.
For more of Reising’s work, visit her website.