Conversations With The Artists
The Delaware Contemporary is proud to debut ON ART, Conversations with the Artists. Beginning September 20th, 2017, ON ART officially replaces our Art Salad artist talk series and will feature exhibiting artists, regional artists and curators. Be a part of the conversation and engage in meaningful discussions about current art trends and expressions.
Every 3rd Wednesday | 5:15 – 6:00 PM
followed by Open Studio workshops from 6 to 8 PM.
ON ART Conversations will take place in the Wings Foundation Auditorium.
October 18, 2017
Ola Rondiak's paintings stem from her family's experiences living in Ukraine during the historical events of WWII, Stalin's Iron Curtain, the Orange Revolution, and the Revolution of Dignity in 2014. These events shaped Ola Rondiak's worldview. Emotional experiences surface in her paintings as family history intertwines with Ukrainian history and tradition. Using acrylics, collage, and mixed media, Rondiak's iconographic portraitures of women depicts a "determined and indomitable spirit." Bold lines and patterns interrupt the surface texture. Contrasting shapes intersect with text and color. Often referred to as "Pop Art" or "folklore," her work recalls the icons of the Byzantine period where the imperial proliferation of saints and the figure of the Virgin Mary lined basilica walls, retables, iconostases, and altarpieces. The female image loomed large, and for Ola Rondiak, the female portrait underpins the terrain for truth and dignity on her canvases.
November 15, 2017
The Canada Option is a project by Philadelphia-based artist Rebekah Flake, who explores issues of migration and borders in her multi-disciplinary practice. Using lens-based media, research and hand-made constructions, she transforms exhibition spaces into sites of reflection on political themes. Canada asserted independence from Great Britain through the formation of a Confederation on July 1, 1867. In 2017, 150 years later, the option of moving to Canada has been on the tips of many American tongues. For most, these threats proved to be empty.
Video Art Panel Discussion
December 20, 2017
Associate Curator Morgan Hamilton will lead a panel discussion based on the Art As Information exhibition in Dupont I & II Galleries. Come join in the conversation and learn about the use of video in art and how the medium can be pushed and subverted to further our understanding of media.