The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit Ray Magnani’s “Oxidation and The Dance” Photographs

Wilmington, Del. (September 27, 2017) – Oxidation and The Dance: Two Photographic Essays will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from October 6-27, 2017. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on Friday, October 6 from 5-7 p.m.

Magnani received a 2017 Emerging Fellowship in Photography. In this exhibition, he is showcasing work from two series. In the Oxidation photo essay, Magnani presents images of rust and corrosion. In these photos, he explores the oxidation process as one that creates a deep beauty worthy of attention in spite of any dismay at the deterioration. The Dance is a study in motion that captures the carefree impromptu dancing of two young girls swirling around each other at an art opening. Magnani plans to donate the profits from any photographs sold to the nonprofit organization, Water is Life Kenya.

The Mezzanine Gallery, open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is located in the Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington.

Learn more about Magnani with our YouTube Meet the Artist video series.

Image: Oxidation #1, 2017, photograph, 19” x 27”


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