Textural Lines - November 13th - December 13th, 2014

Winston Lee Mascarenhas and R.J. Oehler

The Gallery Space at 2000 East 6th St., Austin, TX 78702

Opening Reception
Thursday, November 13th,2014
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Artist talk starts at 6:00pm.
Valet Parking provided.

Closing Reception
Friday, December 12th, 2014
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Artist demonstration starts at 6:00pm.
Valet Parking provided.

Camiba Art is pleased to present Textural Lines, featuring works by Texas based artists Winston Lee Mascarenhas and R.J. Oehler. At first glance, it is apparent that the works showcased in this exhibition have a strong geometric structure.  Upon further study, it becomes clear that their structure is enveloped with organic texture derived from the material choices of the artists.  Both artists carefully plan the concept and layout of their works before beginning in earnest.  However, the materials they use require improvisation during the process of creating, forcing them to be flexible with their original plan.


Winston Lee Mascarenhas has just completed a new body of work, being shown for the first time in Texas at this exhibition.  In these works, Mascarenhas uses de-acidified reclaimed cardboard as the subsurface.  He then layers his tinted encaustic on these textural cardboard surfaces to create the carefully planned geometric designs for which he is well known.


R.J. Oehler renders his colorful forms by pressing dyed yarn into a beeswax-coated board, a technique used by the indigenous Huichol people of Northwestern Mexico.  In the past, Oehler’s works often dealt with the rhythm of plants and animals with an emphasis on pattern and story.  Most recently, his works have moved toward geometric abstraction, taking inspiration from Islamic Geometric patterns. By using these materials, patterns, and techniques, Oehler continually deepens his own sense of color, rhythm and texture.

For more detailed information, download the press release.

Textural Lines Installation Photos

Opening Reception Photos: Thursday, November 13th, 2014