The cold weather months are the perfect time to explore the exciting and varied series of exhibits at The Delaware Contemporary, the state’s only contemporary art museum.
Jacintha Clark’s devotion to porcelain takes on new forms in “Reconstitute,” straying from traditional expectations and encounters with clay as a sculptural medium. Clark’s installation serves as a physical transformation where conditions of time, memory and nature are constantly negotiated in relation to the viewer. Her work questions the creation, limitation and invasion of space through material and psychological means. – On display until February 23, 2020.
John Breakey says his paintings "are inspired by the great space above and to the horizon line and its continuous parade of atmospheric conditions." – On display February 4 - March 1, 2020.
Gathered Light, a joint exhibition by Graham Dougherty and Ruth Ansel, underscores the transformational impact of light. – On display March 6 – March 30, 2020.
"Malice's Restaurant" by Natalie Hutchings
Malice's Restaurant by Natalie Hutchings is the first Hennessey Experiment of The Delaware Contemporary's 2020 cycle. Hutchings explores social constructs of history and the willingness of many to view societal ills from a distance through rose colored glasses. She creates an altered rendition of classic Americana through the windowpane of the ubiquitous diner. Props such as vintage tables, tablecloths, menu boards, countertops, and fake plants set the stage to trigger memory of the sins of institutionalized racism, patriarchal abuses, and the colonial impetus that spawned and still nourishes them. – On display until April 15, 2020.
"Gesture of Motion" by Haeley Kyong
Relativity is the central principle in Haeley Kyong's newest body of work. Kyong visualizes the theory of relativity with playful interaction between primary forms and subtle color harmony. By employing the basic building blocks of lines, circles, squares, and triangles, and painting them at various orientations, Kyong has found a way to express the perpetual movement of time. – On display until April 23, 2020.
"Midnight Mass" by Amie Postic
With a vast array of willowy silk drapery glistening in cobalt blue suspended from the ceiling, Amie Postic has designed a monumental site-specific installation. – On display January 24 - April 25, 2020.