Nodine To Exhibit Encaustic Works at McDunn Gallery

May 10, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Spartanburg, S.C. — Jane Allen Nodine, gallery director of the Curtis R. Harley Gallery and professor of art at the University of South Carolina Upstate, will be exhibiting a collection of encaustic works called “Fire and Wax” from May 6 through June 11, 2011 at the McDunn Gallery in Greenville, S.C.

Nodine’s works are an exploration of the encaustic process, one that dates back to use by the Egyptians in 100 AD. Her work in encaustic often involves trace markings developed from prints using iron oxidation or rust, and have attracted attention across the country in numerous national exhibitions. Encaustic painting involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid/paste is then applied to a surface. Metal tools and special brushes can be used to shape the paint before it cools, or heated metal tools can be used to manipulate the wax once it has cooled onto the surface.

Nodine recently returned from a trip to Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico where she attended the Encaustic Art Institute in Cerrillos and worked with Maine artist Kim Bernard, a specialist in the encaustic process of painting. Nodine also exhibited at the 6th Annual Encaustic Invitational at Conrad Wilde Gallery in Tucson, Ariz. in March. A series of her encaustic works were acquired by MUSC, the Medical University of South Carolina for the Ashley River Towers Contemporary Carolina Collection, the largest collection of contemporary art in the state.  She exhibits widely in the United States and has been included in several exhibitions in Europe. Recognized with numerous awards, Nodine received a Southeastern Seven IV Fellowship from the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem and two South Carolina Arts Commission Artist Fellowships.

For further information on Nodine’s “Fire and Wax” exhibit or her works using the encaustic process, contact Jane Nodine at or visit her website  The gallery’s website is