Andy Vible’s First Solo Show
“Uniting opposites to create harmonious contradictions.”
Andy Vible was born and raised in Wilmington Delaware. In 2012 he graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art where he made works in sculpture, collage, painting, drawing, and a variety of printmaking methods. He has exhibited nationally on both the East and West Coast. He currently lives in Wilmington, Delaware.
Josh Chance Solo Exhibition.
Closing Reception: Friday, November 16th, 2018 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
"These pieces are the fragmented and entangled depictions of a purely imagined world that I choose to explore as my preferred method of escapism."
Josh Chance was born in 1990 and grew up in Kent County, Maryland. In 2010 he received his A.F.A. in Illustration from the Delaware College of Art & Design, based in Wilmington, Delaware. During his time spent in Wilmington, he began working as a freelance illustrator as well as a Staff Illustrator for a design firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Alongside his illustrative work he also began exhibiting his personal work through local galleries. In 2012 he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Josh Chance is currently living and working in Baltimore, Maryland
Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 2018 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Closing Reception: Saturday, September 29, 2018 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
“The only way to see art is in 3D.”
James Wyatt is a painter, sculptor, and mural artist based in Wilmington, DE. He received an Associate of Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Philadelphia in 2002. For over 15 years as a visual artist, James has contributed to his community with multiple projects to stimulate the appreciation for local art. Aside from being an art instructor and freelance graphic designer, he’s had the opportunity to exhibit in New York, Miami, Philadelphia, D.C., and Los Angeles galleries. Today, his artwork can be seen in the art book for the Academy Award winning movie “Get Out”, “Westside Grows Together” in Wilmington, DE mural, and an installation in Wilmington, DE: Rodney Square.
"Wander Tangibly" encourages the viewer to take a second glance at everyday environments and challenge what it is that we think we "know." Please join us on August 3rd at Chris White Gallery for a mind opening experience provided by:
& Atlas Rodriguez-Decker.
Opening Reception: April 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
Michael Kalmbach received his MFA at the University of Delaware in 2008. Shortly after graduation he accepted a position at the Delaware College of Art & Design, and founded the New Wilmington Art Association, an organization that organized exhibitions of contemporary art in Wilmington’s vacant retail spaces from August 2008 to April 2013. This work led to Michael’s involvement with the Chris White Community Development Corporation, which developed the 23-unit artist live/work space, Shipley Lofts. Kalmbach served the CWCDC as Board Chairman from 2013-2016. In June 2011 he accepted a contract with the State’s Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to develop and direct an art program in downtown Wilmington. The Creative Vision Factory has been open since December of 2011, and fosters the creative potential of individuals on the behavioral health spectrum in a studio art environment that cultivates integration with the community through a program of exhibitions, workshops, and communal work space.
701 N Shipley Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
"I have painted in several styles and mediums over the years, primarily in figurative, collage and abstract work.
In my recent paintings, I focus on how the commonality of shared patterns connects people together.
I explore this through a duality of abstraction and representation. The abstraction comes in the form of vibrant and dynamic geometric compositions that upon further exploration reveals elements of the familiar and commonplace. I consider these representational components; some are recognizable and others that are symbolic interpretations of various facets of the human experience such as language, technology, spirituality, environment, culture, etc. These components are surrounded and injected with the strong lines on the canvas which bridge and connect them together, illustrating how these elements form a shared, communal bond.
The titles also play an important role in telling the story of each piece. My hope is that viewer is captivated by the visual allure of the surface to allow for a slow unveiling of the meaning of the work."
"The works of art included in the Chris White Gallery’s November 2017 Regional Juried Exhibition represent the range in style, subject matter, and media seen in the submissions I reviewed. When making these selections, I strove to identify works of the highest quality in regards to both form and content. Similarly, I paid equal attention to all the various media I found represented—drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography. The included artwork explores the figure, the built and natural environment, materiality, and abstraction, and as such, is representative of the myriad styles and themes occupying the collective conscious. The aim of the resulting exhibition is to showcase the diverse contemporary art practices found in the region—Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC—today."
Margaret Winslow (Curator of Contemporary Art, Delaware Art Museum)
Keith Sharp –