Delaware County Community College Presents Lecture, Juried Exhibition of Regional Artists

Image of Odili Donald Odita via Delaware County Community College.

Delaware County Community College will present the 215|610 CONTEMPORARY Juried Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists on Dec. 6 at the Marple Campus.

The event begins at 4 PM with a lecture by acclaimed artist and 2017 guest juror Odili Donald Odita in the Large Auditorium of the Academic Building. The opening reception will be held from 5-7 PM in the Art Gallery.

The purpose of the juried exhibition, which includes the work of 42 artists from the Philadelphia area, is to create a platform for critical discourse through an exchange of ideas, and to push the boundaries of an age-old practice. Members of the community and beyond are encouraged to attend the artist lecture followed by the exhibition opening reception, in an effort to provide a space to learn, observe, and experience critical issues within contemporary art.

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Accomplished painter and educator Odili Donald Odita will discuss his expansive body of work and answer questions from the audience.

“(His) large-scale, abstract wall paintings operate at the intersection of Western modernism and African culture,” according to the Institute of Contemporary Art. “Borrowing strategies of destabilized perception from Op art — a tradition condemned by formalist criticism — and adding narrative and multicultural inflection, Odita both embraces and critiques the modernist tradition.”

This special event is part of the college’s Visual Arts Series and is free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made here.

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