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Mezzanine Gallery


Current Exhibition

“All Revved Up With No Place to Go,” Gnarly Head Black wine pour, 22″ x 30″, 2020

Pours: Feelings of an Almost Human Nature, an exhibition of works on paper by Kim Klabe, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from November 6, 2020 through January 8, 2021. A free opening reception will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 5-7 p.m.

After years of painting traditional representational scenes in acrylic and watercolor, Klabe turned to beer and wine to create spontaneous artwork she calls “pours.” The artist pours wine or dark beer onto thick watercolor paper and manipulates the paper to move the liquid. After the liquid dries, Klabe finds shapes in the dried stain like one might identify shapes in the clouds. She then defines those shapes and completes the images with markers and colored pencil. This technique leads to images that invite viewers to look closer, reflect, and often laugh.
Klabe explains, “I love the way the wine and beer move across the textured paper – their color, the way they puddle and leave shimmery sugars behind. I love how wine and beer can bring people together for laughs and conversation. This medium is unique and unusual and has helped me connect with my true love for art and expression.”
This show features “pours” that are inspired by music that has meant something to Klabe over the years. Her musical inspirations range from her first two albums (Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John and Young Americans by David Bowie) played on a turntable to the music that guided her through high school, college, divorce, and other impactful times in her life. She names the pours to reflect either the title of a song or album or selected lyrics. Artwork inspired by music from The Police, Counting Crows, and Pink Floyd will be on view.
Image: All Revved Up with No Place to Go, 2020, Gnarly Head Black wine pour, 22 x 30 inches

The Mezzanine Gallery, open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is located on the second floor of the Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington. Visitors must wear face coverings and maintain 6 feet distance from other individuals not in their household.


Mezzanine Gallery Application

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 before the annual deadline of March 15.


Individual Artist Fellowship Application

Delaware’s Individual Artist Fellowships recognize artists for their outstanding quality of work and provide monetary awards. Individual Artist Fellows are publicly acknowledged and benefit from the additional exposure to their work. Visual artists who receive Individual Artist Fellowships are also given the opportunity to exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery.

To be considered for a Fellowship, artists may submit an Individual Artist Fellowship Application before the annual deadline of August 1.

 

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Hours

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Photo ID required after 4:30 p.m.


Parking 

On-street and garage parking available


Admission

Free and open to the public. Visitors must wear face coverings and maintain 6 feet distance from other individuals not in their household.

 

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.

 

Opening Reception

Held the first Friday of the month from 5-7 p.m. Dates are subject to change.

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Kim Klabe

Works on Paper
November 6, 2020 – January 8, 2021
Opening Reception: TBA

TBA

Artwork
February 2021
Opening Reception: TBA

Connie Simon

Painting
March 2021
Opening Reception: TBA

Eileen Olson

Painting
April 2021
Opening Reception: TBA

Michael Fleishman

Works on Paper
May 2021
Opening Reception: TBA

Our annual exhibition schedule runs from
September to August, with a new exhibition
every month except in January.

 


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820 North French Street,
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     Wilmington, DE 19801
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