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Press Release
Contact:
Sara Monserrat Teixido
Director of Marketing & Communications
steixido@thedcca.org
302-656-6466 x7110

Moving Media Series
Winter/Spring 2011
 

 

"Reflecting the DCCA's commitment to the latest uses of technology in art, Moving Media profiles today's living artists whose diverse approaches range from the political to the comedic."
 

-Maiza Hixson,

Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art

 

Wilmington, Del. - 24 January 2011 - The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts is pleased to announce the introduction of a series of digital video art installations titled Moving Media for the Winter/Spring 2011 exhibition season.The installations will be projected in the hall adjacent to the DuPont I gallery.   This season three video artists will be featured: artist Edward Carey from Wynnewood, PA; Jayoung Yoon from New York, NY; and Claire Folkman from Philadelphia, PA.  This series will continue on in subsequent seasons marking the introduction of the contemporary moving image to the selection of art that the DCCA features consistently.  The press is invited to view any of the video installations. Please contact Sara Teixido, Director of Marketing and Communications for any further information.

About the Exhibition____________                  



MOVING MEDIA

A dynamic new exhibition series, Moving Media features emerging

artists working at the frontiers of digital video art. Since the early 20th Century artists such as Salvador Dali (1904-1989) and Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) have been fascinated with the moving image as art form. Although the lines are blurred between film and video, video art often eschews conventional narrative cinema. It emerged as a distinct medium in the 1960s when Nam June Paik (1932-2006) began to use the first portable Sony video recorders and Andy Warhol (1928-87) screened underground films shot in 8mm and 16mm formats in his Factory studio. Contemporary artists including the Swiss Pipilotti Rist (b. 1962) and American Sadie Benning (b. 1973) continue to challenge the conventions of video art, experimenting with new digital and conceptual approaches, animation, and installation techniques. Reflecting the DCCA's commitment to the latest uses of technology in art, Moving Media profiles today's living artists whose diverse approaches range from the political to the comedic.

 

-Maiza Hixson,

Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art
 

 

Edward Carey

A Jackhammer is so REAL

January 7 - March 3, 2011

Philadelphia-based artist Edward Carey performs absurd physical acts using ordinary objects as props. The DCCA will present A Jackhammer is so REAL in which Carey turns his own body, including his head, into an alternative sculptural device.


 

 

Jayoung Yoon

Sensory Thought I

March 4 - May 5, 2011

Korean born, Brooklyn-based artist Jayoung Yoon visualizes the metaphysical presence of thought rising from a physical form. For the DCCA, Yoon will exhibit Sensory Thought I, in which the artist uses special effects to make herself appear as if in a meditative trance.


 

 

Claire Folkman

Young Love: A Romance in Three Acts

May 6 - July 7, 2011

Artist and web-based comic strip illustrator Claire Folkman draws inspiration from romance novels in her new 3-minute, "boy-meetsgirl, boy-loses-girl, boy-gets-girl-back" video trilogy, Young Love: A Romance in Three Acts


About the Artists                                            


EDWARD CAREY
(Wynnewood, PA) received his BFA from the

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. He completed his MFA at the

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He has exhibited his work

at a wide range of venues, including Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New

York, NY; Index Art Center, Newark, NJ; Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA;

and Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen, the Netherlands. He has also

worked as an Artist-in-Residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa

Fe, NM and on the island of Schiermonnikoog in the Netherlands.

 

JAYOUNG YOON (New York, NY) completed her BFA and MFA

in Painting at Hongik University, Seoul, Korea. She then received an

MFA in Fiber (textile art) from Cranbook Academy of Art, Bloomfield

Hills, MI. She has shown her work in a variety of solo and group

exhibitions in venues including School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD;

Abba Fine Art, Miami, FL; and Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State

University, Johnson City, TN. She has also worked as an Artist-in-

Residence at schools and art centers including Anderson Ranch Arts

Center, Snowmass Village, CO and Skowhegan School of Painting &

Sculpture, New York, NY.

 

CLAIRE FOLKMAN (Philadelphia, PA) received her BFA from

Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA. She has exhibited

her work in a variety of venues throughout Philadelphia, including

Moore College, Compound Warehaus, Free Library of Philadelphia,

and Society Hill Synagogue. The Keisho Art Association in Aichi, Japan,

and the Moon and Stars Project in Istanbul, Turkey, have also featured

her work.

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Guided Tours

To arrange Guided tours for DCCA exhibitions, contact the Education
Department at 302-656-6466 x7101.

 

About the DCCA

The DCCA, a non-collecting art museum founded in 1979, presents
between 20 - 30 exhibitions annually of regionally, nationally and
internationally recognized artists that explore topical issues in contemporary
art and society, as well as symposia, lectures and tours. The DCCA provides
individual studios to more than 25 artists, who also exhibit regularly within its
galleries and throughout the region. The DCCA presents a variety of educational and outreach programs, including programs that integrate contemporary arts into the public school curriculum, and artists' residencies that feature collaboration with underserved community groups. The center is housed in a renovated industrial building at 200 South Madison St. in the heart of the rejuvenated Wilmington Riverfront.

 

DCCA gallery hours are:

10 am - 5 pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Noon - 5 pm Wednesday and Sunday

Admission is FREE

 

302-656-6466

www.thedcca.org

 

The DCCA is wheelchair-accessible. 
Visitors with special needs are encouraged to call in advance.

 

DCCA exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, through individual contributions; membersʼ support; major grants from AstraZeneca, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and 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; and by Amtrak - Official Transportation Provider for the DCCA.

 

High resolution images available upon request.

 

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CONTACT

Sara Monserrat Teixido

Director of Marketing and Communications

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

200 South Madison Street

Wilmington, DE 19801

 

302-656-6466 x7110

steixido@thedcca.org


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