Terrie Corbett: Beyond the Familiar
March 12 - June 4, 2022
Terrie Corbett has a passion for a unique medium called encaustic - paint produced by combining pigment with hot wax. This ages-old technique is little known today because it is difficult to control, but lends itself to luminous color that create vibrant masterpieces like those included in the exhibition, Beyond the Familiar, on display in the Munroe Family Community Gallery.
Corbett refers to her approach to painting with encaustic as “improvisational, expressive, and intuitive. . . a visual jazz if you will. I feel that my paintings range from exuberant enthusiasm to quiet reflection.” Her compositions are sometimes filled with fluid, tranquil, organic forms, and sometimes create dynamic energy using geometric shapes. Her art offers viewers the opportunity to explore up-close the symphony of colors and unique textures produced by Corbett’s skillful knowledge of working with paint produced with cold and hot wax.
Corbett has received countless awards and solo exhibition opportunities for her work, including the first-place prize for the 32nd Art in Gadsden: Regional Exhibition of Fine Art in 2020. Image: Terrie Corbett, This Moment, 2020, oil and cold wax, 5.5 x 8.5 inches.