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Anahata

John Singletary, Detail of Providence, 3′ x 30′ Photography Based OLED Installation/Pigment Print

John Singletary – Anahata

The Delaware Contemporary

200 S Madison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Opening Reception: Friday, May 3rd, 5:00 – 9:00 PM

Museum Hours:Monday closed, Tues. 12 – 5pm, Weds. 12 – 7pm, Thurs. & Fri. 10 – 5pm Sun. 12 – 5pm

Philadelphia native, John Singletary, is a fine art photographer and multimedia artist. His educational training includes both Drexel University and a BFA in Photography from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. He has exhibited at The Pennsylvania State Museum of Art, LG Tripp Gallery and The James Oliver Gallery. As well, his work is represented in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Center for Fine Art Photography and The Haverford College Archives.

Anahata is a photographic exhibition that uses its mode of presentation to transcend the limitations of the medium in a multi-disciplinary installation experience. Photographs are animated through multiple state-of-the-art OLED panels used as electronic canvases. The technology is synchronized to create joined, large format displays, some forming 8′ x 8′ luminous squares or a 30′ Greco-Roman frieze-inspired composition. Images materialize out of walls and recede back into darkness, as would apparitions in this oddly familiar living space. These and other works are set to original music composed by John Singletary and Matt Hollenberg.

Installation View, Clarise, 8′ x 8′ Photography Based OLED Installation

While the ambition in Singletary’s presentation is of distinct merit, it’s not mere technology doing the real work. The photographic quality in his highly ornamented images demonstrates a conscious and masterful use of the medium. Influenced by a production approach found in theater and cinema, Singletary and his crew built a black box studio in a Victorian house in Germantown, PA as a set for the photography in Anahata. This long term collaborative project enlisted dancers, theater performers, costume designers, make-up artists, choreographers and set technicians. And, in this black box studio, the dream-like imagery, extracted from mythology, symbolism and mysticism directs the narrative in Anahata as it explores human relationships and their connection to the divine.

John Singletary, Clarise, 8′ x 8′ OLED Installation/Pigment Print

In John Singletary’s inventive world of Anahata, the artist commands an ancient cry from demons and gods in spear-decorated headdresses and cocoon-like webs that conquer and connect us. From there, he uses an advanced understanding of technology to move forward seamlessly into a hyper-lit future. With his sensitivity in making this unique grand scale production personal and through his exacting print work, the fantasticality in Anahata becomes very real.

The Delaware Contemporary

Phone: 302-656-6466 (main)

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Celebration

Chinese New Year at Delaware Art Museum

Delaware Art Museum Hosts Free Chinese New Year Celebration

WILMINGTON, DE (January, 2016) — The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to welcome the eleventh annual Chinese New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 11 from 11:00am – 3:00 pm. Presented in conjunction with Hanlin Chinese Culture Association, this celebration includes traditional Chinese art activities, artist demonstrations, and a gallery scavenger hunt. Performances include a lion and folk dance and Chinese yo-yo performance by the Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club, and an additional special performance by the popular Chinese acrobat Yang Xiao Di. Artwork created by children from the Chinese School of Delaware to commemorate this holiday will be on view.

There is no Museum admission during Chinese New Year and all galleries will be open throughout the day from 10:00am – 4:00pm.

雄鸡的中国新年度2017年

Schedule of Events

  • 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Chinese New Year-inspired art activities
  • 11:30 a.m. – noon:
    Lion Dance and Folk Dance by the Chinese American Community Center Lion and Folk Dance Troupes
  • Noon – 1:00 p.m.
    Chinese dough figuring and Chinese calligraphy
  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  • Opening Chinese Yo-Yo performance by the Chinese American Community Center Yo-Yo Club followed by a special performance by Chinese acrobat Yang Xiao Di
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Chinese dough figuring and Chinese calligraphy

About Hanlin Chinese Culture Association

Founded in 2007, the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association promotes Chinese culture and art to the general public with a variety of educational and entertaining events, such as traditional calligraphy and painting exhibitions, dancing and martial arts performances, and Chinese music and flower arranging demonstrations. Learn more about the Hanlin Association at http://hanlincca.org/.

Partners and Sponsors

This program is presented in conjunction with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association and supported by the Chinese American Community Center (CACC) and the Chinese School of Delaware. Special performances and demonstrations will be performed by Yang Xiao Di, the CACC Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club. Photographs provided by Bill Tsai. This program is made possible, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Chinese New Year at Delaware Art Museum

About the Delaware Art Museum

Founded in 1912, The Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of works by Wilmington native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, a major collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle, and a survey of American art from early 19th century through the present. Visitors can also enjoy the outdoor Copeland Sculpture Garden and a number of special exhibitions throughout the year.

The Delaware Art Museum is at 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806. OpenWednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and FridaySunday:10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday: Closed. Admission fees are charged as follows: Adults (19-59) $12, Seniors (60+) $10, Students (with valid ID) $6, Youth (7-18) $6, and Children (6 and under) free. Admission fees are waived Thursdays 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. thanks to support from generous individuals. For more information, call 302-571-9590 or 866-232-3714 (toll free), or delart.org.

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Robert Straight

Robert Straight: Strategy and Structure

P-509, 2013, 60″ x 56″  acrylic, fabric, paper, wood panel

Strategy and Structure: The Work of Robert StraightOld College Gallery, University of Delaware18 East Main St. Newark, DE 19716. February 12- June 29, 2014, Opening Reception, Thursday February 20, 5:00-7:00 PM. Gallery Hours Wednesday -Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 pm, Thursday – 12:00 – 8:00 pm

“This exhibition, offers the opportunity to experience the evolution of the artist’s increasingly complex architecture of abstract forms, in works from the early 1970s to the present. Robert Straight will offer a brief talk and walk-through of the exhibition on Saturday, June 7, 2- 2:45 pm. http://robertstraight.com

Robert StraightProfessor, University of Delaware

painter@udel.edu

www.robertstraight.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNFbeL5VRvE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz4X4p40S4k

http://geoform.net/interviews/an-interview-with-artist-robert-straight/

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