Art Gallery Presents Installed: Two Spaces, Two Visions, Two Installations

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On View April 10 through April 27 

(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA)— The Arts at Delaware County Community College presents Installed: Two Spaces, Two Visions, Two Installations from April 10 through April 27, 2012, in the Art Gallery (Academic Building, Room 2305, 901 South Media Line Road, Media, PA). For this unique exhibition, Philadelphia artists Dante Blackstone, Nathan Wilson and Linda Yun will install their work a week before the show opens, using the gallery space to spark their creativity.

“Both visions contrast in methods, materials, and concept; however they share the same task. Artists have roughly a week to install their ideas; ideas may change, twist and turn all while the time limit draws closer,” says Jaime Treadwell, curator and Assistant Professor of Art at the College. “The thrilling component of this exhibit is that the audience, including the artists, will not know exactly what they will install until it is installed.”

Installed was inspired by the unique design of the College’s Art Gallery, which is composed of two adjacent, identical rooms separated by a transparent wall made of glass. Yun, Wilson and Blackstone will install their vision in their assigned room by using elements of that space as the impetus for creation. 

Frequent collaborators, Wilson and Blackstone create work together by reclaiming and repurposing materials that are often discarded and/or utilized for other purposes. “Equal parts destructive and creative impulse, we search out a new age populated with structural deifications/defecations and attempt to pinpoint the balance between ridiculous and sublime in precariously improvised explorations of otherwise useless and worthless materials,” they say.

Yun’s work is often subtle and thoughtful in both application and completion. Her approach can be described as emphasizing the unnoticed with gentle silence. “My intent, as an artist, is to draw attention to the simple, yet compelling moments in our everyday surroundings. What is normally not considered is suddenly brought into question.” 

All three are active contributors to Philadelphia’s contemporary art scene. Yun is a member of the Vox Populi Gallery and earned a master’s degree in sculpture from Tyler School of Art at Temple University.  She has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and abroad. Blackstone is originally from Cape Town, South Africa, and was educated at the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland and the Royal College of Art in England. Wilson, who has exhibited throughout Philadelphia, New York, and London, earned his bachelor’s degree from Maryland Institute College of Art, his post-baccalaureate from Goldsmiths, University of London and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. 

An opening reception is scheduled for April 10, from 3 to 7 p.m., and the exhibit is free and open to the public. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 610-359-5014 or visit www.dccc.edu/art-gallery.

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