Delaware Division of the Arts (DDOA) Award Winners XIX
June 7 – July 21, 2019
Each year, the Biggs Museum of American Art hosts the winning artists of Delaware’s most prestigious fellowship competition in one group exhibition. The Delaware State Arts Council, in cooperation with the Delaware Division of the Arts, selects these fellowship winners from a pool of hundreds of literary, visual and performing artists at all professional levels. They are awarded cash grants, exhibition and performance opportunities and yearlong recognition. The Biggs Museum has partnered with CAMP Rehoboth and Cab Calloway School of the Arts to feature this exhibition in Sussex and New Castle Counties.
Across the Year 1900: Impressionist Paintings from the Biggs Collection
June 3 -September 1, 2019
Across the Year 1900 is an intense look at the wealth of paintings in the Biggs Museum’s collection from the 1880s to the 1920s. This impressive display involves nearly every major example of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist work in the museum.
Spirit Revealed: New Works by Aaron Paskins
May 3 – July 21, 2019
Aaron Paskins is a Dover sculptor who has been building a national and local reputation for imaginative, inspiring African figures and imagery using unexpected materials. The essence of Paskins’ sculptures capture the complexity of various indigenous tribes, executed with imagination and a touch of fantasy. Come and engage with this powerful tribute to African culture, now on display until July 21.
May 3 – July 21, 2019
The Biggs invited the artist critique group exhibition club, ArtLane, to study the museum as a subject of their photographic art works and to each create a distinct series of images that reflect their own artistic points of view. Featured artists include: Elisabeth Bard, Pat Field, Karl Leck, Ray Magnani, Dain Simons, Heather Siple, Beth Trepper, and Rob Tuttle.
Rebecca Raubacher: Drawings & Paintings
August 2 – October 20, 2019
Rebecca Raubacher’s depictions of human and animal figures emerge over time from a few simple marks layered onto a piece of paper. Without any specific person in mind, she carefully, but almost hypnotically, builds her faces and bodies with cross-hatched lines of a wide range of artistic media. At times, her characters reveal themselves fully formed from within a simple line drawing. At other times, and often much after she started a specific composition, complex personalities appear through veiled skins of layered drawings and paint to demonstrate psychological tensions and universal narratives.
Practically born with a pencil in her hand, Raubacher’s career in art began early with gallery representation in New York but her local celebrity grew as a Kent County gallery owner and advocate of regional talent. She then ran a successful design business developing products with her unique horse portraits for racing fans across the country. Relocating to Lewes, the artist has reinvested herself in painting full-time developing an enormous body of work that radiates the joy of her good fortune and personal accomplishments.
Drawings and Paintings is the first one-woman show of this artist at the Biggs Museum of American Art and is first and foremost a love letter to Raubacher’s unique drawing style. The exhibition and catalog then trace the evolution of the artist’s artistic technique with a deep dive into her recent work.
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