Three Bathers by Douglas Giebel

Three Bathers by Douglas Giebel

Group Exhibition 

April 1 - August 26, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018
| 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with
Panel Discussion:
 6 - 7 PM

The Delaware Contemporary presents The Figure: The Indicative and the Allusive, an exhibition of twenty-two contemporary American artists offering new perspectives on the enduring power of the human figure in a transient world. Asking "what does it mean to be human?" this exhibition explores vast methods of expression through realism, abstraction, and symbolism. It examines the internal experience of living in one's own skin, the layers of genetic inheritance, perfect or flawed; and, the external, cultural experiences that inform artistic expressions of the body. It delves into body image, identity, and self-expression. It investigates what conventions throughout art history inform the expression of the figure. It seeks to peel the layers of self-absorption, aging, gravity, or body narratives. The spectrum of physical materials used by different artists represents the human body as physical and sexual, how the body moves and creates, and what the body carries or leaves behind. In doing so, this exhibition seeks to continue, expand, and deepen the enduring power of the figure.

Exhibiting artists include Tara Booth, Gina Bosworth, Katee Boyle, Moe Brooker, Ellen Durkan, Douglas Giebel, Bruce Herman, Tendai Johnson, Alex Kanevsky, Ken Mabrey, Michael Jones McKean, David Page, Lydia Panas, Lynda Schmid, Noel Sylvester, Stephen Tanis, Brad Vanneman, Vicki Vinton, Christina A. West, Peter Williams, Simone Welsh, and Carson Zullinger.

Curated by Kathrine Page

Carole Bieber & Marc Ham Gallery

Related Events: 

Drink & Draw: The Exquisite Figure

Wednesday, April 4 | 6 - 8 PM

Join us in the galleries and learn how to draw the exquisite figure adorned with exhibiting artist Ellen Durkan's "forged fashion" wearable art. Easels, drawing boards, and drawing materials available.


Pinot Envy

Friday, May 11 | 6 - 8 PM

Join us for an evening of wine tasting and sip from a large variety of pinot grapes. Enjoy light refreshments along with live music, wine lovers silent auction items, and our bottle ring-toss game to win a take-home bottle of wine. 


ON ART Conversation and Tour with the Curator

Wednesday, May 16 | 5:25 - 6 PM

Join us for an in depth look a this exhibition through the eyes of a curator. 

All exhibition opening, closing, and reception dates subject to change