Exhibit A proudly announces the opening of two solo exhibitions; Skin/Deep featuring new work by Elmira artist, Debb VanDelinder and Gerald Mead’s solo exhibition, Constructed Elements. The artists will be in attendance at an opening reception on Saturday, November 23, 5:00 – 7:00 PM. The public is invited. Both exhibitions run through January, 4, 2014.
Debb VanDelinder works in Scanography which refers to the use of a digital scanner instead of a camera as an image capture device. In her newest works VanDelinder stages fruit, paper, pearls and twine. Rich colors and dark backgrounds add depth and mystery, inviting viewers to contemplate the allegorical content. VanDelinder earned a B.A. in Studio Art and a M.Ed. in Art Education from Mansfield University. Her post-masters work at Elmira College focused on digital imaging and photography. In recent years she has been exhibited widely in the Finger Lakes Region of NY, and in Buffalo, NY. In 2011 she was included in ‘Decadence,’ an exhibition curated by John O’Hern at Santa Fe’s Evoke Contemporary. Her last solo exhibition at Exhibit A was in 2010. Debb VanDelinder lives and works in Elmira, New York.
Gerald Mead collects things; antiquated photographic materials, medical slides, religious ephemera, and so on. With these objects he creates diminutive artworks that represent his aesthetic and intuitive choices. Mead also collects art and has cultivated not only an impressive collection of art from Western New York but also a burgeoning reputation as an art collector extraordinaire. Gerald Mead lives and works in Buffalo, NY. He has exhibited throughout the United States and in Europe. He is an award-winning artist whose work is included in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the International Museum of Photography and Film as well as other public institutions and numerous private collections. His last solo exhibition at Exhibit A was in 2010.