Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

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The Gallery at Delaware County Community College hosts up to nine visual art exhibitions each year, showcasing the work of students as well as professional artists of national and international reputation. In addition to exhibitions, artists are periodically invited to hold lectures, collaborative projects, and workshops for the College community and the public. Unless otherwise stated, all Visual Arts events are free and open to the public! Join our Mailing List to stay up to date on all of the latest Arts events throughout the season.

Room 2305 | Academic Building | Marple Campus
Open Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE Admission


Spring 2018 Exhibitions


On View March 5–April 6, 2018

Dominique Duroseau: Experience Without Disdain 

Exhibition Reception & Artist Talk Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | 4–7 p.m.

Artist Talk 4–5 p.m.
Large Auditorium | Academic Building | Marple Campus

Exhibition Reception Immediately to follow Artist Talk
Refreshments will be served
Art Gallery | Academic Building | Marple Campus

Experience Without Disdain considers how fear of black bodies shapes their representation within contemporary visual culture. Employing photographic portraiture as a system of documentation, Duroseau examines how American culture categorizes certain skin tones as more dangerous, and subsequently more suspicious, less hirable, and more likely to encounter harassment. Displayed alongside Duroseau’s works of sculpture, graphic design, texts, and animations, this material constructs a narrative in which Black subjects reclaim agency typically denied to them. Duroseau is especially concerned with questions of language, mannerisms, social issues, and injustice, themes that link the exhibition to DCCC's 2017-18 College-Wide Reading book, Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson's memoir explores the brokenness of the criminal justice system through the author's first-hand account of defending vulnerable death-row inmates in Alabama. Experience Without Disdain creates new dialogues around these issues through Duroseau's multilayered references to both historical and contemporary representations of black bodies.

Dominique Duroseau is a Newark-based artist born in Chicago, raised in Haiti. Her interdisciplinary practice explores themes of racism, socio-cultural issues, and existential dehumanization. Her exhibitions, performances, and screenings include SATELLITE ART and PULSE Play in Miami; The Brooklyn Museum, El Museo del Barrio, A.I.R. Gallery, BronxArtSpace, Rush Arts Gallery and Smack Mellon in New York City; Index Arts, Project for Empty Space, and Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ. She is currently a fellow at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn and has received artist residencies from Gallery Aferro and Index Art Center. Duroseau holds an Associate Degree in Architecture from Essex County Community College, a Bachelor’s in Architecture from the New Jersey School of Architecture, and a Master of Arts in Fine Arts from Kean University.

This exhibition is sponsored by the Communication, Arts & Humanities Division


On View April 9–May 4, 2018
    April 9–19 | Art Gallery | Academic Building | Marple Campus
    April 23–May 4 | Learning Commons | Downingtown Campus

The Confined Arts: Solo Edition Series Introduces

From the Inside Out: Changing Perceptions
Artwork by Isaac Scott, Artist and Activist

Exhibition Reception & Artist Talk Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 4–7 p.m.

Artist Talk 4–5 p.m.
Small Auditorium | Academic Building | Marple Campus

Exhibition Reception Immediately to follow Artist Talk
Refreshments will be served
Art Gallery | Academic Building | Marple Campus

This mixed-media fine art exhibition was created to visually articulate some of the thoughts, feelings, and hardships of people doing time. This includes abuses and harsh treatment people in prison suffer from prison administration. This is imperative because mainstream media does not attribute basic human qualities like emotion, empathy, and self-control to people in prison. Instead they are portrayed as cold, impetuous and barbaric. Using stigmatized and stereotypical depictions of prison life inside fictional media denies the formerly incarcerated person the opportunity to be perceived by society through humane lenses when they are released from prison in real life. The headline artworks of this exhibition are (15) 16" x 20" canvases entitled "Rikers Island The Good the Bad and the Ugly." The content of these pieces was compiled from several discussions that Isaac Scott had with people who self-identified as current and former correctional officers. What you will read will shock you!

Isaac Scott is a formerly incarcerated artist and activist. As the Program Director for The Confined Arts, he is a leader in promoting justice reform and prison abolition through the transformative power of the arts. Since returning to society, he’s combined fine art and graphic design with his passion for the arts to accomplish goals that could not have been achieved without such a socially valued means of expression. Isaac’s passion for equal human rights runs deep as a result of being directly affected by the criminal justice system and its disenfranchising nature.

The Confined Arts (TCA) is a platform to illustrate and showcase the talents and creative voices of currently and formerly incarcerated artists. This platform provides an outlet for artists to express their voice through the visual and performing arts, poetry, and music as a means to abolish the inhumane narratives and socially degrading stigmas that are used to describe the past experiences and limit the futures of individuals impacted by incarceration. The TCA platform is also open to those artists who work in or around jails and prisons, as well as those who have been impacted by mass incarceration through a friend or family member.

The Confined Arts was founded in 2014 by Isaac’s Quarterly and is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.

This exhibition is sponsored by the Diversity Committee of Delaware County Community College


Past Exhibitions

April 21 - May 19, 2016: A.F.A. Graduation Exhibition
Artwork from graduating A.F.A. students in the Graphic Design, Photography, and Studio Arts concentrations

March 2 - April 8, 2016: Linear/Nonlinear
The work of artists Mia Rosenthal, Greg Giegucz, Kelly Brown and Jenny Cox | curated by Jay McClellan

January 20 - February 19, 2016: Regional High School Art Exhibition
Artwork from students in AP and advanced art classes in high schools across Delaware and Chester counties

October 22 - November 20, 2015: Foundations Student Exhibition
Artwork from students enrolled in the foundation courses of the A.F.A. degree program

September 9 - October 9, 2015: Face to Face: The Craniofacial Program Portrait Project
Presented by CHOP and Incamminati Studio, Philadelphia, PA

July 15 - August 8, 2015: Senior Community Services Annual Art Exhibition
Artwork from members enrolled in art classes at the SCS centers of Delaware and Chester counties

May 7 - 28, 2015: A.F.A. Graduation Exhibition
Artwork from graduating A.F.A. students in the Graphic Design, Photography, and Studio Arts concentrations

March 25 - April 24, 2015: Articulture Biennial Arts Festival presents "CHANNELS: Media, Culture, and Representation"
Contemporary work focusing on global cultures | curated by Allison Young

February 11 - March 13, 2015: Beyond Origin - New Work by Heather Ramsdale
Solo exhibition of sculptures by artist Heather Ramsdale

November 19 - December 19, 2014: 215|610 Juried Photography Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists
Open juried exhibition featuring all photography | juried by Luis Gispert

October 16 - November 7, 2014: Foundations Student Exhibition
Artwork from students enrolled in the foundation courses of the A.F.A. degree program

September 10 - October 16, 2014: Art Encounters: A Local Art Centers Exhibition
Artwork from member artists of area community art centers

May 8 - 22, 2014: A.F.A. Graduation Exhibition
Artwork from graduating A.F.A. students

April 3 - 25, 2014: Fragmented Realities
Contemporary art | curated by Randy Gilmore

February 20 - March 21, 2014: Spinning Yarns: Photographic Storytellers
Traveling photography exhibition | curated by Libby Rowe & Anne Leighton Massoni

January 16 - 31, 2014: Student Photography Exhibition
Artwork from students enrolled in the photography courses at the College

November 13 - December 13, 2013: Faculty Art Exhibition
Work from current art faculty at the College

October 17 - November 1, 2013: Foundations Student Exhibition
Artwork from students enrolled in the foundation courses of the A.F.A. degree program

September 12 - October 4, 2013: 215|610 Juried Painting Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists
Open juried exhibition featuring all paintings | juried by Dr. Donald Kuspit

July 9 - 25, 2013: ART100 Student Exhibition
Artwork from students enrolled in the Art and Childhood Development (ART100) course at the College

June 5 - 27, 2013: Senior Community Services Annual Art Exhibition
Artwork from members enrolled in art classes at the SCS centers

May 2 - 17, 2013: A.F.A. Graduation Exhibition
Artwork from graduating A.F.A. students

March 21 - April 19, 2013: Articulture Biennial Arts Festival presents "Blasphemy & Devotion"
Contemporary art focusing on spirituality | curated by Jeanne Brody & Emily Hage

February 7 - March 8, 2013: The Landscape from Three Perspectives
Work from photographers Ron Tarver, Jon Newell, and Laura Ducceschi | curated by Richard Johnson

December 11 - January 4, 2013: Student Photography Exhibition
Artwork from students enrolled in the photography courses at the College

November 15 - 30, 2012: Foundations Student Exhibition
Artwork from students enrolled in the foundation courses of the A.F.A. degree program

October 4 - November 2, 2012: THINGS: The Still Life in Contemporary Art
Work in this exhibition focused on the still life in various media | curated by Bertha Gutman

August 30 - September 21, 2012: 215|610 Juried Sculpture Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists
Open juried exhibition featuring all sculpture | juried by Sid Sachs