June 18, 2012


Fragile Boundaries

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

2012 Members' Juried Exhibition

June 15 - September 16

Wilmington, Del. - 15 June 2012 - The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts announces our annual members' group juried exhibition for 2012 titled Fragile Boundaries on view from June 15 - September 16, 2012. This year's guest juror is Julien Robson, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA.  Thirteen DCCA members were selected out of a group of over one hundred artist member submissions for this year's juried exhibition. . . .

Refusing to be framed or controlled in a singular manner, I see these works as open-ended, continually slipping the constraints of description and making fragile the boundary that divides one meaning from another. For example: painting oscillates between material and illusion, and abstraction and figuration, resisting their amalgamation; photography stops and expands time, revealing what's there while resisting its own fidelity to the seen; sculpture stands still yet suggests the passing of time, revealing the tangible while resisting substantiality. Bringing these and other conditions into effect, the works in the exhibition employ strategies of abstraction, translation, curtailment, and defamiliarization that give life to resistance. And, as representation becomes contested ground, the boundaries that seemed so clearly to frame and define their meanings become fragile and porous, opening up and engaging the imagination of the viewer. 
- Julien RobsonCurator of Contemporary Art at thePennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts"

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View the Fragile Boundaries exhibition page and download the exhibition PDF here: www.thedcca.org/exhibit/fragile-boundaries

DCCA gallery hours are:
10 am - 5 pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Noon - 5 pm Wednesday and Sunday
Admission is FREE

Image: Self-portrait #10 (4.24.2010), 2010ink, watercolor, gouache and Caran d’Ache crayon on paper, 13 ½ x 11 inches 

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