One event on November 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Allen C. Smith & Connie Zehr
July 20 – November 4, 2018
DuPont I Gallery
Opening Event: Friday, August 3 | 5 – 9 PM during Art Loop
Closing Event: Sunday, November 4 | 1 – 3 PM
The Fusion of glass, sand, and colorful paintings punctuate The Delaware Contemporary’s newest exhibition by the complimentary, yet distinct, work of artists Allen C. Smith and Connie Zehr. The organic materials of Zehr’s sand and glass installations paired with Smith’s energetic, brightly colored oil paintings serve as symbols of metaphysical experience and observation.
Large-scale paintings by Allen C. Smith manifest his process of color selection through a frenzy of polychromatic lines echoing an emotional response to music. Though striving for minimalistic abstraction, his work evokes fascination with geometric design and random theory. In one series, the color order is determined by the toss of a coin. This random and improvisational activity releases the artist from the weight of choice, thereby offering himself the same experience as his viewers. While hints of abstract expressionist painters come to mind, the fluid quality of the line creates a uniquely visceral viewing experience.