DCAD gallery hosting unconventional still life exhibition Nov. 4 to Jan. 14
Adjacent space opening show of student-created works focusing on the human form

November 9th 2016

An exhibition opening at the Delaware College of Art and Design’s Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery is turning the traditional idea of still life painting on its bowl.

The term “still life” most often brings to mind the image of a deep, round dish filled with fruit positioned on a table. Instead of conforming to such imagery, though, the exhibition “The Unstilllife: A Celebration of the Eccentric Possibilities of Still Life” aims to lose the fruit and leave the table while posing, pondering and responding to a number of questions: Can a still life be a face or even a body? Does a single stick of chalk constitute a still life? Can a still life be suspended from a ceiling?

“The Unstilllife” is a collection of works by Zeuxis, an association of still life painters that has presented group shows in New York City and around the United States since 1995. Painter Trevor Winkfield, who shows at Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York and whose highly regarded work as an art writer includes co-founding the journal The Sienese Shredder, is collaborating with Zeuxis for the exhibition. His contribution to the show is the vibrantly colored piece “Celestial Shrine.”

DCAD Professor Ian Tornay, who serves as the area coordinator for the College’s interior design program, is a member of Zeuxis and coordinated the traveling exhibition’s appearance in the Young Gallery. He is showing one painting in “The Unstilllife,” the dark-hued “Studio Scene.”

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 4 in conjunction with the monthly Art Loop Wilmington. Also opening that night will be a student-created, student-curated show of nudes and other pieces featuring the human form. Many pieces in both shows will be available for purchase.

The student show will remain on display throughout November in the DCAD Student Center, which is located on the first floor of DCAD’s Saville Apartments at Sixth and Market streets. “The Unstilllife” will continue in the Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery, located across from the Saville at 600 N. Market St., through Jan. 14.

Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. More information about the show is available online by visiting www.dcad.edu and clicking on the “Artists and Artwork” link.

For additional information, contact DCAD communications director Susan Coulby by telephone at 302-622-8000 (office) or 302-983-5710 (cell) or via email at scoulby@dcad.edu.