Monday, September 21, 2009

Fringe Wilmington & the NWAA group exhibition, Eclosion, opens on Wednesday, September 30th at 312 N Market Street

Eclosion: New Work from New Wilmington Art Association

312 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Opening Reception
September 30, 5-8pm

Visual Fringe Gallery Hours:
October 1, 6-9pm
October 2, 6-9pm
October 3, 1-9pm
October 4, 12-4pm

Fringe Wilmington Additional Information:
October 1 - October 4
(check the Fringe Wilmington Website for additional perfromances, places, and times)

Closing Reception & Art:21 Season 5 premiere of episodes 3 & 4

October 15

Eclosion: New Work from NWAA

New Wilmington Art Association promotes exposure to contemporary art theory and practices through its unique guerrilla model. NWAA inhabits the raw storefront spaces on Market Street-literally on the "fringe" of Wilmington's commercial district. During the inaugural festival of Fringe Wilmington, NWAA continues its practice by presenting Eclosion. The theme of this group exhibition is transformation-the transformation of downtown Wilmington, NWAA's transformative activities, or the recent transformation in our political and economic atmospheres. This subject is evident in the work selected for the show and offers the opportunity to discuss the intriguing and thought-provoking art produced both locally and internationally today.

Art:21 Access '09

For October's third Thursday closing event, NWAA will participate in Art:21 Access '09-- an international screening initiative of Season 5 of Art:21--Art in the Twenty-First Century. On October 15th 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.

NWAA member artists featured in Eclosion:

Benjamin Austin, Brookes Britcher, Breck Brunson, Alexander Chassey, Hunter Clarke, Jennifer Dillner-Vincent, William Fields, Francine Fox, Ryan Jones, Michael Kalmbach, Amanda Kamen, James Lipovac, Ronald Longsdorf, Chris Marrero, Jared Mimm, Gregg Morris, Eric Napier, Ashley John Pigford, Nikholis Planck, Michael Podolak, Dan Rios, Phillip Scarpone, Chuck Schultz, SquareWell, Brad Turner, and Eddie Whelan.

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