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DIES
Serge Marchetta

November 2 - December 28, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, November 2 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop

The Delaware Contemporary is pleased to present DIES, an exhibition featuring the work of Canadian artist, Serge Marchetta in the E. Avery Draper Gallery. Marchetta captures, manipulates, and ultimately transforms natural light into experiments that culminate in an immersive video and sound installation. DIES, the Latin term for daylight, is a close investigation of the interplay between the dependability of line and ephemerality of light. Assembling multi-sensory experiences such as sound, light, and photography, Marchetta's installation disrupts the conception of space, time, and dimension. He invites viewers to immerse themselves in their surroundings, listening to and looking at what's there, not just as a visitor, but as a participant. Marchetta's manipulation of digital photography with nuanced color fields of contrast and subtle linear aesthetics, appeals to the minimalistic tradition. Marchetta's work transcends traditional photography to form a complex concept and illusion subverting conventional materials.

Marchetta graduated from the University of Quebec at Montreal in 1995. Since graduating, Marchetta has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Canada, Europe, and the United States. He has participated in residency programs in France, Italy, Iceland, Norway, and Finland. He is also the recipient of the Foundation Tenot, the Ragdale Foundation, USA, Consulate of the Arts & Letters in Quebec, and SODEC Quebec. Since 2010, in parallel with his individual practice, Marchetta has worked in collaboration with Masha Ryskin, an artist from the United States. Their works have been shown in Canada, Norway, Finland, and the United States. 

Curated by Kathrine Page

E. Avery Draper Gallery