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Mezzanine Gallery

Jason Jellick exhibits Peninsula

On view September 3-24, 2021

4 black and white photographs by Jason Jellick first photo is an exterior shot of an old farmhouse set in the photos background second photo is of an abandoned kitchen with vintage stove third photo is an old barn highlighting its broken window fourth photo is of a window from inside a house with old lace sheers

Peninsula, an exhibition of photographs by Jason Jellick, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from September 3 through September 24, 2021. Jellick is the recipient of a 2021 Artist Fellowship in Photography from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Jellick began the artistic journey of this exhibit about a year ago, driving the meandering, contemplative two-lane roads of the Delmarva Peninsula, working mainly in Delaware and Maryland, but occasionally Virginia as well. It is a series about place, he says, but it is also about the metaphor of a peninsula itself — one way in and one way out — providing a means to express the gamut of the human experience and emotions.

His stark black-and-white images speak to the viewer both powerfully and purely. He creates that emotive feel through the use of 35mm cameras and Ilford HP5 film. The work is challenging, he notes, but “…it should be after all. To produce anything aesthetically high should be a huge challenge.”

On inspiration for his work, Jellick says, “I would say most of my influence comes from literature and poetry…I read a lot and I go into the world and make pictures with as few notions as I can.”

Originally from the Central Pennsylvania area, Jellick has been a Delaware resident for about six years, but has also enjoyed stints in Monterrey, CA; New York City; Portland, ME and even Switzerland and France.


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 3 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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Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Photo ID required after 4:30 p.m.


On-street and garage parking available


Free and open to the public.

Visitors must wear face coverings and maintain 3 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

Theresa Angela Taylor

2021 Artist Fellow in Folk Arts
Opening Reception: TBA

Denise Ernest

2021 Artist Fellow in Painting
Opening Reception: TBA

Siobhan Duggan

2021 Artist Fellow in Works on Paper
Opening Reception: TBA

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


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