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Navigation Puzzle
2014 Members' Juried Exhibition
Image details (left to right): Csilla Sadloch, Lorraine Glessner, Edward Evans, Nichola Kinch

  

Guest Juror - Bridgette Mayer, Director of the Bridgette Mayer Gallery 
DuPont I & II Galleries
June 28 - October 19, 2014 
 
Wilmington, Delaware, June 23, 2014 - The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts presents the 2014 Members' Juried Exhibition titled Navigation Puzzle curated by guest juror Bridgette Mayer, Director of the Bridgette Mayer Gallery, on view from June 28 through October 19, 2014 in the DuPont I & II Galleries. Join us at the opening reception on Friday, July 11th in the DuPont I & II Galleries at 6:30 PM for a talk with the artists of Navigation Puzzle during the opening from 5 - 9 pm. Press is invited to attend. Please contact curator Maiza Hixson for more information regarding this exhibition at mhixson@thedcca.org.
 
Download the exhibition brochure here.
Visit the Navigation Puzzle web page here: www.thedcca.org/exhibit/navigation-puzzle

  

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A note from guest juror Bridgette Mayer
 
  Photo by Jan Rattia

Navigation Puzzle features one video artist, several artists working with mixed media sculpture, several artists working with photography and mixed media and a majority of the rest of the applicants working within abstraction, several with references to the landscape or figure through pure abstraction and many through pure process and outcome. 

 

I enjoyed navigating and taking a visual journey through the multiple entrants to this year's DCCA members' group exhibition. The first thing that stood out to me looking at the applicants as a grouping was the thread of abstraction through the majority of the artists. It seemed to be a big puzzle to decode and put back together for this large group show in the DuPont Galleries I & II.

 

The other thing I noticed was the exuberance of paint/color and process juxtaposed with more minimal color and process, a dichotomy of two distinct styles along with a few artists whose works seemed to be in the middle of these two ideas. Having a history of curating abstract artists, I decided to select the best artist works that stood out within these various styles of abstraction. The result (I hope) is a cacophony and beautiful symphony of many voices, sounds, interests and intentions that for me define a well curated exhibition.

 
-Bridgette Mayer
Director of the Bridgette Mayer Gallery 
 
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Selected Artists 2014

MARIA ELENA MENDOZA - ALTAMIRANO DE MILLER

MICHAEL BENEVENIA

NANCY BRESLIN

EMILY BRETT-LUKENS

JEFF CARPENTER

ALEXANDRA COULTAS

CHRIS COX

MARIANNE DAGES

DELNA DASTUR

ESSEN ELLES

EDWARD EVANS

COLETTE GAITER

LORRAINE GLESSNER

LISA HASKELL

NANCI HERSH

GLEN HOLMSTROM

MELISSA HUSTED-SHERMAN

JOSEPH IACONA

REBECCA JACOB

SUNHEE KIM JUNG

NICHOLA KINCH

MICHELLE KISHITA

JACK KNIGHT

DIANE LACHMAN 
DAVID KNOPP

NANCY KRESS

NICOLE LENZI

JACQUE LIU

ADAM LOVITZ

CAROLE LOEFFLER

CHRISTOPHER MACSISAK

DAVID MAGYAR

MICHELLE MARCUSE

JENEE MATEER

NANCY NEILL

LYNN RYBICKI

CSILLA SADLOCH

MELANIE SERKES

ETHAN PATRICK SHERMAN

STAN SMOKLER

MAT TOMESZKO

MICHELE TREMBLAY

VALETTA

JAY WALKER

EDWARD YALISOVE

DGANIT ZAUBERMAN

TAMAR ZINN


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Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

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