Dawn Tekler Studio: (de) constructed: Multiple exposure photography by Don Pavlish and encaustic wax paintings by Dawn Tekler
Cleveland based artists Don Pavlish and Dawn Tekler present a fascinating exploration of form and expression while pushing the boundaries of two very different mediums – analog photography and encaustic wax.
Pavlish’s photographic technique of exposing the same frame of film multiple times creates an altered, surreal world that pushes back against viewers’ best attempts to decode and find meaning within. Using expired film and vintage equipment, Don creates multiple exposures in the camera, opening himself up to those “serendipitous accidents” when overlapping images create something greater than the sum of their parts.
Tekler’s encaustic wax paintings started as an experimental departure from photography when she began to find documenting a literal scene unsatisfactory. Wanting more, she began pursuing the deconstruction of the photograph. Her paintings find their inspiration in the sense of history, power and energy of Northeast Ohio’s steel mills. She pushes the limits of composition by stripping the scenes down to what is minimally necessary to convey her vision while exploring color and texture without restraint. The depth and transparency in her paintings are a direct result of her innovative use of encaustic wax, a medium that echoes the molten steel that once flowed through her subjects.
Dawn Tekler Studio
1300 West 78th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
(de) constructed: Multiple exposure photography by Don Pavlish and encaustic wax paintings by Dawn Tekler: May 20 – June 19 Opening and closing receptions, 5 – 9 pm.