E. O. Hill and Alix Hitchcock
April 2 – 29, 2017
Gallery Hop: Friday, April 7, 7 – 10 p.m.
Artists' Reception: Sunday, April 9, 2917
E.O. "Ted" Hill is showing landscape drawings, often with a graphite/turpentine wash, and Alix Hitchcock is showing encaustic wax paintings on panels and encaustic wax monotypes on paper.
Hill is a native of Winston-Salem, NC. He has exhibited internationally with work in private and public collections since 1969. He received a BFA from The Ringling College of Art and Design in 1967 and awarded a MFA in painting and drawing from The Instituto Allende of the Universidad de Guanajuato in 1969. The artist has maintained a studio in the Winston-Salem Arts District since 1968 and has served two terms as a member of the North Carolina Arts Council where he was Chair of the Visual Arts Committee. He has been a member of Artworks Gallery since 1988.
Mr. Hill describes his graphite and turpentine landscape drawings as primarily representational in content. He is concerned with the development of the drawn image using line, agitated marks, and blending of the grays to produce a drawing. Additionally, he has used the illusion of surface textures created by the marks and grays to define the image. He has, however, changed his vocabulary on several of these works to alter the presented image to illustrate the same subject in different ways. It is important to him that the image is interesting to the viewer along with the understanding that the thought conveyed in the image may be presented on more than one level.
Alix Hitchcock received her MA in painting from New York University and her BFA in printmaking and painting from UNC-Greensboro. She was an Instructor in Drawing at Wake Forest University for 24 years, and has also taught art at several institutions, including Salem College, UNCSA, Sawtooth Center for Visual Arts, ECU, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, and Weatherspoon Museum of Art. Hitchcock, Winston-Salem Artist of the Year in 1998, is a founding member of Artworks Gallery. She has exhibited widely in N.C., including Hawthorne Gallery, Salem College, Diggs Gallery, Delta Fine Arts Gallery, Davis Gallery and Milton Rhodes Gallery , TAG of High Point, Green Hill Center for NC Art, Weatherspoon Art Gallery in Greensboro, Meredith College and Lee Hansley Gallery in Raleigh, and Appalachian State in Boone.
Ms. Hitchcock is showing encaustic wax paintings on panels depicting colorful Natural environments with birds or reptiles, as well as works on paper done as encaustic wax monotype prints with human figures in abstracted space.
E.O. Hill, "White Tower Summer", Pencil and graphite wash
Alix Hitchcock, "Gathering Swallows", encaustic wax on panel
Alix Hitchcock, "Natural Marks", encaustic wax on panel