Peggy Epner: Marking Time
Laura Moore Fine Art Studio
March 12 through April 6, 2011
Opening reception on Saturday, March 12, 2011, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Employing a meditative and organic minimalism, Peggy Epner debuts a collection of wood and encaustic works that are focused on the nature of history, destiny, and the accumulation of time. Over 15 pieces are included in the exhibition that features slivers of wood embedded in layers of encaustic, sequentially arranged into tree rings which function as a written record of a life; others include imagery of coiling thread, suggesting the flow of time.
Epner’s work typically employs wood and tree imagery as a metaphor for human bodies, spirits, and intentions. This collection, says Epner “deals with the marks time leaves on our lives – as a tree’s rings not only reveal its age, but read as the story of its existence.”
Formerly a theatrical costumer, Epner studied Fine Art at the University of North Texas. Her work is included in the collections of the Jesuit Dallas Museum and the Forest Heritage Museum, Broken Bow, Oklahoma. She has had solo exhibits at the Union Gallery at the University of North Texas and the Encaustic Center in Richardson and has been included in numerous group shows throughout Texas.
Marking Time opens on Saturday, March 12th, with an artist’s reception from 7-10pm. Through April 6th at Laura Moore Fine Art Studios, 107 S Tennessee in McKinney, Texas. Gallery Hours are Mon-Sat 1-5 p.m., 2nd Saturday 1-10 p.m. or by appointment. Free admission. 214.914.3630. www.lauramooreart.com