Masters of the Visual Universe

Following the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts 2011 Biennial, featuring emerging artists from regional MFA programs

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Hot Off the Press

The DCCA and Masters of the Visual Universe made headlines over the weekend in The News Journal. Here’s a little excerpt. You can read the full article on Delaware Online.

It’s tempting to say that an artist who would attempt to count 16,000 acorns and study their pattern of distribution is kinda nuts.

But that misses the conceptual elegance of Guy Loraine’s “Fuller and Grand,” pieces that illustrate the beauty, science and obsessions that come with studying a tree for months on an midwest street corner (Fuller and Grand).

"Over the course of 2 1/2 years, Loraine numbered, photographed, mapped and recorded where and how each one of the tree’s acorns fell," writes Maiza Hixson, the Gretchen Hupfel curator of contemporary art at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts.

You catch sight of “Fuller and Grand” as soon as you enter the DuPont Galleries of the DCCA. And you would be excused for thinking curators have left up a table, with an open ledger and a ball of twine.

You’re Invited!

The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts will present the People’s Choice Award to a participating artist in the 2011 MFA Biennial: Masters of the Visual Universe on February 3rd, 2012. The People’s Choice Award recognizes an artist selected by the public as the best in show. Gretchen Hupfel Curator Maiza Hixson will present the winning artist with the People’s Choice Award Prize at 7 pm. Masters of the Visual Universe and the DCCA galleries will be open to the public from 5 to 9 pm.
Visitors may continue to vote for their favorite MFA Biennial artist via a paper ballot at the DCCA or at http://thedccaorg.wordpress.com/vote/ until January 31st, 2012.
Steven Riddle, Ultimo Dia de Campo (Last Day of Field), gouache, airbrush acrylics, oil based Monotype, silkscreen, 2010

Steven Riddle, Ultimo Dia de Campo (Last Day of Field), gouache, airbrush acrylics, oil based Monotype, silkscreen, 2010

Get excited because its now possible to take a virtual tour of Masters of the Visual Universe. Check out the tour here or watch the video posted below.  Also, don’t forget to come see the show in person at the DCCA. The DCCA is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Wednesday and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm.