DEC Riverfront: 20/20

DEC Riverfront: 20/20

This Deadline Expired: Friday, January 10, 2020

On the heels of their 20th year on the riverfront, The Delaware Contemporary celebrates innovation and the creative spirit by inviting artists to participate in their juried Riverfront: 20/20 exhibition. This inaugural exhibition highlights a sense of place and investigates discovery, meaning, and purpose. It seeks artists who visualize the influence of a microcosmic physical world within a region. It examines diverse approaches to built environments and natural terrains to generate dialogue about the nature of revitalization and its relationship to community. It encourages visual dialogue that rests at the place of remembering, forgetting, letting go, holding on, adventure, imagination, and beginning anew. It asks, “what does a sense of place in urban living mean?”; “How does living near industry or water anchor a sense of place?”; or, “How does the historical authenticity of a ‘riverfront’ inform aesthetics or an artistic narrative?”

Hindsight, or 20/20, is that observation of tracing footprints from past experience that lead to new discoveries and perspectives. Looking back and looking to the future, urban riverfront districts redevelop their landscapes to offer a unique sense of place and community. Buildings are re-fabricated and the manufacture of new buildings follow. New job opportunities arrive and progress continues as development ultimately transforms and regenerates the community. Nestled in the northwest corner of the Riverfront Wilmington in a former train car hangar sits The Delaware Contemporary, a space born of artists for artists to infuse contemporary art and creativity into the community. In 2000, the Riverfront Wilmington became the permanent home of The Delaware Contemporary’s artist studios and exhibition spaces. Through the Riverfront: 20/20 Exhibition, The Delaware Contemporary explores our own sense of place by taking risks and pushing boundaries.

Exhibition takes place June 5 – November 5, 2020
Jennifer Lipman-Bartel
Jennifer Lipman-Bartel
Bob Ingram
Bob Ingram
Anthony explores overlooked glimpses of visual reflections. He reanimates fragments of his life through a broad palette of wood, oil, wax, paint & photographs.
Anthony DeMelas
Anthony DeMelas

Anthony explores overlooked glimpses of visual reflections. He reanimates fragments of his life through a broad palette of…

Anthony explores overlooked glimpses of visual reflections. He reanimates fragments of his life through a broad palette of wood, oil, wax, paint & photographs.…

Anthony explores overlooked glimpses of visual reflections. He reanimates fragments of his life through a broad palette of wood, oil, wax, paint & photographs.…

Colorful, minimalist  still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture.  Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the work over time. Light and shadow are key elements in these abstracted scenes of everyday life.  Working over multiple sessions result in traces of previous versions and iterations which allow the viewer to engage in the work on multiple levels.
Melissa Husted-Sherman
Melissa Husted-Sherman

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and…

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the…

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the work over time. Light…

Gerri Spilka’s award winning work has been exhibited in numerous art and textile shows in Europe, Canada, and the US. Trained in this order, as an artist, social scientist, and architect and urban planner, not surprisingly, Spilka’s fabric work continues to investigate themes grounded in these ways of knowing the world.
Gerri Spilka
Gerri Spilka

Gerri Spilka’s award winning work has been exhibited in numerous art and textile shows in Europe, Canada, and the US. Trained…

Gerri Spilka’s award winning work has been exhibited in numerous art and textile shows in Europe, Canada, and the US. Trained in this order, as an artist, social scientist, and architect and urban planner,…

Gerri Spilka’s award winning work has been exhibited in numerous art and textile shows in Europe, Canada, and the US. Trained in this order, as an artist, social scientist, and architect and urban planner, not surprisingly,…

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