Tuesday, August 25, 2009

NWAA & Adaptation Present: All for One, Sept. 4th & Sept. 17th at 4 West 5th Street

Adaptation is pleased to partner with NWAA to present this unique body of work to the public for the first time in nearly 30 years. The receptions on September 4th & September 17th will be from 6:00 to 9:00pm. To view the exhibition by appointment, call Michael Kalmbach at 302-312-5493.


Monday, August 24, 2009


Eclosion: New Work from NWAA

New Wilmington Art Association has been selected to participate in this 2009 inaugural year of Fringe Wilmington—the city’s four-day celebration of contemporary and experimental art. The theme for this group exhibition is transformation—the transformation of downtown Wilmington, NWAA’s transformative activities, or the recent transformation of the political and economic atmosphere.

For October’s third Thursday closing event, NWAA will participate in Art21 Access ’09—an international screening initiative of the four episodes from season 5 of Art:21 – Art in the Twenty-First Century. On October 15, from 6 – 9pm, NWAA will screen Episode 3:Transformation and Episode 4: Systems. Transformation includes interviews with Yinka Shonibare MBE, Cindy Sherman, and Paul McCarthy. Each of these three artists observe, satirize, or reinvent characters from literature, history, art history, science, and popular culture. Julie Mehretu, John Baldessari, Kimsooja, and Allan McCollum are included in Systems, which examines work that conveys networks, structures, mapping, or information exchange today.

The theme of transformation will be evident in the work selected for this juried show and will offer the opportunity to discuss the intriguing and thought-provoking art produced both locally and internationally today.

Submit images and a proposal to new.wilmington.art@gmail.com by Friday, September 4. Juried selections will be made in consideration of space and consistency.

This event is part of Art21 Access '09, a celebration of contemporary art and Season 5 of Art:21-Art in the Twenty-First Century sponsored by Art21. Art21 Access 09 is held at over 300 museums, schools, libraries, art spaces, and community centers and is organized in collaboration with Americans for the Arts' National Arts and Humanities Month.
Visit art21.org for more information.

Sunday, August 23, 2009



September 4 - 17, 2009
4 West 5th Street, Wilmington, DE
Opening Reception: Friday, September 4, 2009, 6 - 9 pm
Cloing Reception & Meet the Artist: Thursday, September 17, 6 - 9pm


October 1 - 4, 2009
Visual Art Component: 312 Market St, Wilmington, DE
Grand Opening: September 30, 2009, 6 - 9 pm


September 30 - October 15, 2009
312 Market St, Wilmington, DE
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 6 - 9 pm
Closing Reception and Art:21 Film Screening: Thursday, October 15, 2009, 6 - 9 pm
Art:21 Episodes: Transformation and Systems will be screened during Thursday's closing reception as part of the Art:21 Access '09 Program. Learn more about the PBS series, Art:21.


November 5 - 30, 2009
4 West 5th Street, Wilmington, DE
Opening Reception: Friday, November 6, 2009, 6 - 9 pm
Closing Reception/Artist Talks: Thursday, November 19, 2009, 6 - 9 pm
Artists Include: Stephanie Beck, Martin Brief, Anthony Cervino, Zach Chupa, Abby Donovan, Brian Patrick Franklin, Stephen Ruszkowski, and Andrew Wapinski.

Image: Stephanie Beck, Dencity, charcoal and pigment on cut paper, pins, 2007.

Works by A.D. Loveday, Chuck Mahley, and Mike Podolak
December 4 - 31, 2009
4 West 5th Street, Wilmington, DE
Opening Reception: Friday, December 4th, 6 - 9 pm
Closing Reception: Thursday, December 17th, 6 - 9 pm

Thursday, August 20, 2009

EXPOSED! - Revealing Sources in Contemporary Art

Exposed! — Revealing Sources in Contemporary Art at the Delaware Art Museum

August 15, 2009 – October 4, 2009

Since the 1960s a wide range of artists—including Andy Warhol, Richard Prince, and Ellen Gallagher—have made pictures that reference specific works of art and popular culture. Displaying these paintings, prints, and photographs alongside images of their sources, Exposed! explores artistic strategies of quotation and appropriation. The featured works present various relationships to their sources, from respectful homage to cultural critique. The exhibition includes works of art by Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, Robert Colescott, Grace Hartigan, Ellen Gallagher, and Glenn Ligon, among others. Some pieces are from the Delaware Art Museum’s collection, and some are on loan from private collections.


Exposed! Gallery Chat
Friday, September 11, 6:00 p.m. | Free

Exhibition curator Heather Campbell Coyle will lead a tour of the show and discuss the works as well as the sources from which the artists appropriated.

Heather Campbell Coyle, the curator for Exposed!, has created a blog about the exhibition. Check our her entries and leave your own comments at:


Richard Prince, Runaway Nurse, 2006, Inkjet and acrylic on canvas

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Downtown 81 on view at 4 West 5th Street, Thursday, August 20th

Join New Wilmington Art Association on Thursday, August 20th at 7pm for a free screening of Downtown 81.

Downtown 81 follows a young Basquiat throughout a post-punk Manhattan as he meets hipster artists, musicians, models, and dancers. It offers chance glimpses of Basquiat's early paintings, performances by new wave bands and early hip hop pioneers, and the milieu of New York in the early 1980s. Interestingly, the film was not released until 2000 when it premiered at Cannes, close to 20 years after it was shot.

For more information be sure to visit: http://www.downtown81.com

Monday, August 10, 2009

Artist Studio Available

Artist Studio Available For Rent:
The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts will have a 250 sq. ft. studio available for rent beginning August 1, 2009. Rent is $330/month. Each studio is equipped with a sink, temperature control (Heat/AC), and 24 hour access in a safe secure facility.

Submit a resume and portfolio for review to Helen Page, 200 S. Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801.
For more information, contact Helen Page at 302-656-6466 ext. 7107, hpage@thedcca.org


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Energy and Sustainability Conference

Don't miss the writer and director of "Who Killed The Electric Car" documentary, Chris Paine, Sunday, August 9th - 4:30 pm at Room 128, Clayton Hall, University of Delaware.