The University of Delaware Alumni Invitational
A Group Exhibition
March 31 - April 26, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 6, 2018, 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop, Artist talk at 7:30 PM
The Delaware Contemporary announces our joint venture with the University of Delaware presenting the Department of Art & Design Alumni Invitational. This exhibition investigates the department's impact on the regional art and design landscape by featuring alumni artists from the mid-Atlantic area. These artists work in a variety of media from serial comic imagery to sculptures, works on paper, and painting with the artwork ranging from dynamic furniture pieces and theatrical mechanical machines to representational portraits and graphic design. Through their inventive processes each artist strives to connect the viewer to a sensory-based experience about ideas, time, and place.
Emily Bunker focuses on fine woodworking to build dynamic furniture and has been an artist-in-residence at several programs, including the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.
Rose DiSanto combines advertisements with compelling photographic text and imagery. DiSanto is an award winning designer whose clients include Fortune 500 companies such as Apple and Polaroid. DiSanto serves as the director of Philadelphia's first mentoring program for young designers, and is an adjunct professor at Massachusetts College of Art and the University of Delaware.
Kyle Hackett's representational portraits highlight tensions between the self and the constructed image. Hackett completed his BFA as a McNair Scholar at the University of Delaware and his work is widely collected and exhibited in New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Florida.
Andrew Jacob welds curious mechanical machines with moving parts to create a theatrical performance through each piece. Jacob graduated with his BFA from the University of Delaware, and received his MFA from Herron School of Art and Design. Jacob works with the University of Delaware's sculpture program as the studio technician, and artist assistant.
Robin Koss's prints and collages take the viewer on a journey through imagined landscapes. Koss has participated in numerous residencies nationally and internationally, and has exhibited extensively in cities along the east coast.
Ian Sampson explores the stories people tell, both true and false, in his serial comic imagery. The narratives investigate themes of paranoia and the impermanence of relationships. Sampson acquired his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and his MFA from the University of Delaware. He teaches printmaking at the University of Delaware and is an instructor at the University of Arts in Philadelphia.
Phillip Scarpone's sculptures and installations investigate the power of objects and the intersection between public and private spaces. Scarpone is represented by Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia, and teaches sculpture at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Grand Army is an award winning multidisciplinary creative agency based in New York. Their clients range from Beyonce and Justin Timberlake to Target. Grand Army works across a wide array of disciplines including web, product, and interior design, film production, illustration, photography, animation and viral marketing.
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