215|610 CONTEMPORARY Juried Exhibition
Juror's Talk & Reception
Join us on Tuesday, November 28 beginning at 4 p.m. for the Juror's Talk by Mark Thomas Gibson followed by a reception in the Art Gallery.
Juror's Talk, November 28 at 4 p.m.
Large Auditorium | Academic Building | Marple Campus
Offered in-person & on Zoom | Registration strongly recommended
Reception, immediately following Juror's Talk
Art Gallery | Room 2305 | Academic Building
About the Exhibition
The Gallery at Delaware County Community College presents the annual 215|610 CONTEMPORARY Juried Exhibition, featuring the work of 34 regional emerging artists living and working in and around the Philadelphia region. The 2023 exhibition will be on view in the College Art Gallery November 13–December 15, and is juried by artist and educator Mark Thomas Gibson. The purpose of this juried exhibition is to showcase local emerging contemporary artists, create a platform for critical discourse through an exchange of ideas, and to push the boundaries of an age-old practice. On Tuesday, November 28 beginning at 4 p.m., the exhibition’s juror Mark Thomas Gibson will lecture on his personal work and practice. This Juror’s Talk is open to the public and free to attend.
Exhibition Award Recipients
Juror’s Choice: Maria Stracke, Night-Sea I. Graphite, hanji, silk, paper. 2022
First Place: Mia Fabrizio, Check For Change. Found objects, wallpaper, latex paint, acrylic paint. 2021
Second Place: Theodore Harris, After David Hunter 1. Digital image printed on paper. 2022
Third Place: Taj Poscé, Breaks in the Flow of the Storm. Acrylic, caulk, aluminum coating, burned mixed media collage, and burned tar paper on wood panel. 2023
2023 Featured Artists
Jill Adler, Christen Baker, Molly Burt-Westvig, Soso Capaldi, Kyle Choy, Meghan Cox, Zoraye Cyrus, Carmel Dor, Chad Cortez Everett, Mia Fabrizio, Olivia Fredricks, Nicolo Gentile, Riley Gosnell, Theodore Harris, James Heimer, Stephanie Manzi, Caitlin McCormack, Paolo Mentasti, Desiree Morales, Dale Parson, Kaitlin Pomerantz, Taj Poscé, Amira Pualwan, Arshayla Robinson, Libby Rosa, Samantha Sanders, Jonathan Santoro, Morgan Shankweiler, Madeleine Speicher-Willis, Sean Starowitz, Jacob Stevens, Hester Stinnett, Maria Stracke, and Misha Wyllie.
About the 2023 Juror, Mark Thomas Gibson
Mark Thomas Gibson's (b. 1980, Miami, FL) personal lens on American culture stems from his multipartite viewpoint as an artist, a professor, and an American history buff. These myriad and often colliding perspectives fuel his exploration of contemporary culture through the language of painting and drawing, revealing a vision of America where every viewer is implicated as a potential character within the story.
In 2016, Gibson co-curated the traveling exhibition Black Pulp! with William Villalongo at 32 Edgewood Gallery, Yale School of Art. The show examined evolving perspectives of Black identity in American culture and history from 1912 to 2016 through printed media and artworks.
Gibson released his first book, Some Monsters Loom Large in 2016 with funding from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Gibson’s second book Early Retirement was released in 2017 with Edition Patrick Frey in Zurich and was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
In 2021, Gibson was awarded residencies at Yaddo and the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency as well as a Fellowship from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Philadelphia, PA and a Hodder Fellowship from the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
In 2022, Gibson was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, NY and in February 2023 he had his most recent solo exhibition Whirylgig! at Sikkema & Jenkins Co.
Mark Thomas Gibson is represented by M+B, (Los Angeles, CA) and Loyal, (Stockholm, Sweden). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Painting at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University and lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.
This exhibition is sponsored by the Communication, Arts & Humanities division of Delaware County Community College.
2022, Juror: Alex Klein (Curator at the ICA Philadelphia)
2021, Juror: Christina Vassallo (Executive Director of the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia)
2020, No Exhibition
2019, Juror: Jodi Throckmorton (Curator of Contemporary Art at PAFA)
2018, Juror: Jean Shin (Installation Artist, Educator)
2017, Juror: Odili Donald Odita (Painter)
2016, Juror: Pepon Osorio (Installation Artist, Sculptor)
2015, No Exhibition
2014, Juror: Luis Gispert (Photographer, Sculptor)
2013, Juror: Sid Sachs (Curator, Gallery Director at University of the Arts, Philadelphia)
2012, Juror: Donald Kuspit (Art Critic, Author, Art Historian)
2011, Juror: Kate Kraczon (Curator at the ICA Philadelphia)