215|610 Contemporary Juried Exhibition of Regional Artists on View until 12/21
(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA • November 13, 2018)—Delaware County Community College presents 215|610 CONTEMPORARY Juried Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists, on view November 12 through December 21, 2018 at the Marple Campus (901 S. Media Line Road, Media, PA). On Wednesday, November 28, there will be a lecture by acclaimed artist and 2018 guest juror Jean Shin in the Large Auditorium of the Academic Building at 5 p.m. The exhibition reception will be held the same evening from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Art Gallery, Room 2305 in the Academic Building.
The purpose of the juried exhibition, which includes the work of 32 artists from the Philadelphia area, is to create a platform for critical discourse through an exchange of ideas and to push the boundaries of an age-old practice. We encourage members of the community and beyond to attend the artist lecture followed by the exhibition opening reception in an effort to provide a space to learn, observe and experience critical issues within contemporary art.
Shin is nationally recognized for her monumental installations that transform castoff materials into elegant expressions of identity and community. Working in a variety of mediums, she collects vast accumulations of singular objects—prescription pill bottles, sports trophies, sweaters—which she alters into conceptually rich sculptures, videos and site-specific installations. Distinguished by her meticulous, labor-intensive process of amassing her materials from various communities, her arresting installations reflect the individuals’ personal lives as well as collective issues that we face as a society. Born in South Korea and raised in the United States, Shin attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and received a BFA in Painting and an MS in Theory, Criticism and History of Art, Design and Architecture from Pratt Institute, New York. Her works have been exhibited at more than 150 museums and cultural institutions, including solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
The exhibition, artist lecture and reception are part of the College’s Visual Arts Series and are free and open to the public. Reservations for the artist lecture are strongly recommended and can be made at dccc.edu/gallery. Normal operating hours of the Art Gallery are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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