Press Release
Sara Monserrat Teixido
Director of Marketing & Communications
302-656-6466 x7110
Arden Bendler Browning
Beckler Family Members' Gallery  

February 11 - May 8, 2011

Arden Bendler Browning, Foldout (Detail), 2010
Wilmington, Del. - 18 February 2011 - The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts announces the solo exhibition of Philadelphia artist Arden Bendler Browning titled Splinters. The exhibition is on view in the Beckler Family Members' Gallery from February 14, 2011 through May 8, 2011.  In this exhibition, Browning's large-format abstract gouache paintings reflect a changing awareness of vision and the experience of movement in the urban landscape. The artist will lead an informal gallery talk during the February 4 Art on the Town opening at 6:30 pm. Browning will also give a lecture during the noontime Art Salad talk on April 21. The press is invited to attend. Please contact Sara Teixido, Director of Marketing and Communications for any further information. 

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About the Exhibition                              

Arden Bendler Browning

Beckler Family Members' Gallery

February 11 - May 8, 2011

Siteseeing, 2010, Gouache and flashe on tyvek, 60" x 86"

Photo courtesy of the Artist

Arden Bendler Browning's large abstract gouache paintings on Tyvek reflect a changing awareness of vision and the experience of movement in the urban landscape. Her paintings illustrate an increasing ability to see and navigate the world with the click of a mouse. Browning states, "Part of the allure of using Google Maps is the ability to not only find an image of just about any address or location, but to be able to turn around, jump ahead, look up, zoom in, and zoom back out to map view." Browning visualizes several different perspectives at once in her work, using ambiguous shapes, overlapping forms, and blotches of color to create a visual barrier between distant vistas. In Browning's splintered cityscapes, the ground appears to shift and break apart while fence, highway, and bridge-like forms seem shattered, detached, and floating in space. For her exhibition at the DCCA, Browning will install several of her mural-sized works, which she states are informed in part by ideas in architecture and urban planning. Browning also considers the impact of industrial decay, gentrification, travel, tourism, and suburban sprawl on cities and the natural environment. The artist is highly attuned to her experience of the ordinary and often neglected spaces many of us consider the necessary urban ruins we must pass en route to our final destination. In contrast, Browning salvages these sites as provocative subjects for her paintings. 

- Maiza Hixson

Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art


February 4, 2011 at 6:30 PM
Arden Bendler Browning discusses her exhibition Splinters.

Gallery Talk / Art Loop Night

Thursday, April 21, 2011 from 12 - 1 PM
Arden Bendler Browning discusses her exhibition Splinters.
ART SALAD / A Free Lunchtime Series at the DCCA  

About the Artist___________________   

Arden Bendler Browning (Philadelphia, PA) 




- Pattern Language, AHN/VHS Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

- Solo Series 2009, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA


- Urban Reef, Painted Bride Café Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

- Instability, University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA


- Paint Snob 2010, Gallery 500X, Dallas, TX
- Art of the State, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
- Crossing Lines, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
- Back on My Feet, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
- Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
- One Planet, One Experiment, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
- Paint Snob Invitational, McLennan Community College, Waco, TX
- Sneak Peek: A Preview of CFEVA's Artists and Programs,
- The Community Art Gallery of The Philadelphia Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
- Works on Paper, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
- Junto, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
- Philadelphia Selections Five, Paley and Levy Galleries, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
- Summer Dialogue, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
- MFA Biennial: The Future is Now, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE  




- Cover art, 2008 International Drawing Annual, Manifest Gallery, Cinncinatti, OH

- Honorable Mention, 23rd International Juried Show, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ  


-Visiting Artist, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

- Artist-in-Residence, Soaring Gardens Artists' Retreat, Laceyville, PA

- Resident Artist, Ora Lerman Trust, Laceyville, PA  


- Samuel Rosenberg Award, Carnegie Mellon School of Art, Pittsburgh, PA



2003 MFA, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA

2000 MSA, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia

1997 BFA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA



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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




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.




Sara Monserrat Teixido

Director of Marketing and Communications

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

200 South Madison Street

Wilmington, DE 19801


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