Through a Glass, Darkly – Lobby Installation

Helen Lee and Alice Chau, Obverse/Reverse, 2021 (Ancestry) This work re-imagines ancient Chinese cash coins…
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Location
The Delaware Contemporary
Date
Friday, September 30
Time
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Location

The Delaware Contemporary
200 S. Madison St.,
Wilmington, DE 19801

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Description

Helen Lee and Alice Chau, Obverse/Reverse, 2021 (Ancestry)
This work re-imagines ancient Chinese cash coins in glass to speak to the value and complexity of what the artist refers to as Invisible-American, Transparent-American, or See-Through-American identity. The contemporary seal script characters roughly translate to: life, death, sound, and silence. English braille and four variants of Chinese braille translate these words into the tactile realm.

David King, 48 Ivanhoe (Sanguine), 2020 (Perspective)
48 Ivanhoe (Sanguine) is a record of the futile search for a particular hue associated with his mother. After her passing, King began the task of producing, in blown glass, a specific color to create a vessel for her ashes. Later the project manifested as a library of colors within the range of attempts in the shape of notable books on a shelf.

Madeline Rile Smith, Device for Opening Up, 2020 (Bodies)
A sensory amplification device which puts the wearer in a heightened state of vulnerability. It allows the wearer to sensorily engage with every aspect of their physical location, while also exposing them to potential risk. In a public setting, wearing the device suggests a heightened state of danger and contamination — but in a natural setting like the beach, it allows the wearer to “take it all in.”

Lobby Installation

OPENING EVENT: September 9, 2022 | 5 – 9 PM
ON ART: December 21, 2022 | 6 PM
Key Artist, David King

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