ON ART Conversations with the Artists features exhibiting artists, regional artists and curators. Be a part of the conversation and engage in lively discussions about current art trends and expressions.
Every 3rd Wednesday | 5:25 – 6:00 PM
followed by Open Studio workshops from 6 to 8 PM.
ON ART Conversations will take place in the Wings Foundation Auditorium.
2/21: Maryanne Pollock
Maryanne Pollock's abstract work finds affinity with the Washington Color School, where the application of pure color creates glowing visual sensations. Her spontaneous and improvisational style explores the effects between nurture and nature through the creative process. Controlled shapes mimic the use of human genome symbols to signify scientific theories.
3/21: John Breakey
Discover the The Nature of Color with studio artist John Breakey and learn about The Delaware Contemporary’s twenty-six JP Morgan Chase Artist Studios. Our studio artists form a collaborative community of artists are accessible to the public by appointment and during our extended hours on first Friday Art Loops. All studio artists exhibit annually in the Hatch Gallery.
4/18: Chad Cortez Everett
Meet Chad Cortez Everett, one of the artists in the Guardians of the Image Makers, an exhibition of select Delaware area artists who pay tribute to Percy Ricks, founder of Aesthetic Dynamics, Inc. and pioneer arts education advocate.
5/16: The Figure With Our Curator
Asking "what does it mean to be human?" this exhibition explores vast methods of expression through realism, abstraction, and symbolism. These twenty-two contemporary American artists offering new perspectives on the enduring power of the human figure in a transient world.
6/20: Lauren E. Peters
Meet studio Artist Lauren E. Peters. Her work addresses the fluidity and multifaceted nature of identity. Each painting is based on a single photograph, utilizing a variety of clothing and props to switch between various personas. While the costumes may be thought of as disguises, they are created to bring the different realities beneath our "normal" appearance to light.
9/19: Margaret Winslow
Learn more about the 1968 Wilmington collaboration efforts involved with the Guardians of the Image Makers exhibition and the programming at the Delaware Art Museum with Margaret Winslow, the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Delaware Art Museum. Margaret has curated for the Neuberger Museum of Art and The Delaware Contemporary and has assisted with exhibits for the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Recent exhibitions at the Delaware Art Museum include Truth & Vision: 21st Century Realism, Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990, and Retro-Active: Performance Art from 1964–1987. In 2010, she attended Independent Curators International’s Curatorial Intensive in New York and in 2015, she served as juror for Art of the State: Pennsylvania at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Public presentations include talks at the Beijing American Center in China, the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, College Art Association, and the University of Delaware. Margaret holds a BA in Art History from the University of Mary Washington and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art, Theory, and Criticism from SUNY Purchase College.