Angela Fraleigh: Sound the Deep Waters

October 5, 2019 - April 12, 2020

2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, DE 19806

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    Directly inspired by the Delaware Art Museum’s Pre-Raphaelite and American illustration collections, this commission from Angela Fraleigh presents a contemporary look at gender and identity through the lens of historic narrative art. Fraleigh’s opulent paintings are populated by female figures freed from the social constraints of their time. No longer the despised witches of popular fairy tales or shunned agitators, these women are empowered to occupy their own utopian landscape. Fusing meticulous realism with gestural abstraction, Fraleigh constructs an immersive space in which reality merges with dreams and hallucinations. 

    Image: Watching the Moon Move (detail),2015. Angela Fraleigh (born 1976). Oil and synthetic resin on canvas over panel, 48 x 60 inches. Courtesy of the artist. © Angela Fraleigh.

     

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