In its October 2016 show, Perspective Gallery features the work of two local artists who use atypical processes to produce their creations. Wilmette photographer Katsy Johnson uses a process called photo encaustics which involves layering a photograph with encaustic – a blend of wax, resin and paint. Evanston photographer Suzanne Metzel uses a process called polymer photogravure which is created by transferring images to steel-backed plates that are printed on an etching press.
Ms. Johnson’s show, “It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time,” focuses on architectural remnants of intentions gone awry.
Ms. Metzel’s exhibit, “The Four Legged Muse,” had its beginning nearly 30 years ago at the Evanston Art Center, where she learned the art of intaglio. When pregnancy forced her out of the printmaking studio, she picked up a medium-format camera and returned to the Evanston Art Center to learn photography.
The exhibition runs Sept. 29 through Oct. 30. The opening reception, hosted by the artists, will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 1. A conversation with the artists is scheduled for Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.