Owing to Circumstances is a participatory site specific installation that will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from November 3-22, 2017. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on Friday, November 3 from 5-7 p.m. Borders received a 2017 Emerging Fellowship in Sculpture.
Borders designed this installation specifically for the Mezzanine Gallery after multiple visits and meetings with staff. The exhibition was inspired by her own family’s immigration story and the stories from a previous installation in which Borders asked visitors to sit and write in a notebook about their family’s history and why they came to the United States. The artist transcribed these responses in the handwriting of each author into drawings that will be suspended from the ceiling in the Gallery. Visitors will have the opportunity to add their own family’s history to her notebook. With this work, Borders hopes to “stimulate conversations about where we have come from, our current places in this country, and in this world.”
Borders will donate all proceeds to Refugee Integration Support Effort (RISE) of the Jewish Family Services of Delaware.
The Mezzanine Gallery is located in the Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French St., Wilmington, DE 19801 and open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Visit the Gallery
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Photo ID required after 4:30 p.m.
On-street and garage parking
Free and open to the public
About the Gallery
The Mezzanine Gallery presents solo exhibitions of work by Delaware artists in disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, folk, and media arts.
This opportunity is available to Delaware’s emerging and established visual artists who have won Individual Artist Fellowships, or have been chosen by the Division’s annual Gallery Panel.
Held the first Friday of the month from 5-7 p.m. Dates are subject to change.
2017 Artist Fellow in Photography
December 1-29, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, December 1 from 5-7 p.m.
2017 Artist Fellow in Works on Paper
February 2-23, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2 from 5-7 p.m.
2017 Artist Fellow in Painting
March 2-29, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2 from 5-7 p.m.
Works on Paper
April 6-27, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6 from 5-7 p.m.
Works on Paper
May 4-25, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4 from 5-7 p.m.
June 1-29, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, June 1 from 5-7 p.m.
Works on Paper
July 6-27, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, July 6 from 5-7 p.m.
August 3-31, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, August 3 from 5-7 p.m.
The Mezzanine Gallery, located in the Carvel State Office Building in Wilmington, features one-person exhibitions of Delaware artists in disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, folk, and media arts.
To be considered for an exhibition, artists may submit a Mezzanine Gallery Application. Artists who have received an Individual Artist Fellowship in the visual arts are also given the opportunity to exhibit in the gallery.