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The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit Beth Trepper’s “People You Won’t Recognize” Photographs

Delaware Division of the Arts | Department of State | Kent County | New Castle County | Sussex County | Date Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017



Division of the Arts - Press Release - Beth Trepper Photography

Wilmington, Del. (November 20, 2017) – People You Won’t Recognize will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from December 1-29, 2017. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on Friday, December 1 from 5-7 p.m. The opening will include live music performed by Karen Mercer, the artist’s cousin.

Trepper received a 2017 Delaware Division of the Arts Established Fellowship in Photography. This exhibition features her black and white portraits of everyday people who stand out in a crowd because of their unique sense of self. Trepper explains that a successful portrait is the result of her establishing a relationship with the subject, “They trust me to portray them honestly; in turn, they give me their true self.”

Visitors to the Gallery will encounter dozens of Trepper’s portraits—some over-sized images printed on canvas and others displayed on pedestals. Trepper hopes this presentation inspires curiosity about the subjects of her portraits: “I documented stories about the people in the photographs in a special notebook available for visitors to read.”

Learn more about Trepper with our YouTube Meet the Artist video series. Image: Aria di Innocenza, photograph, 36” x 54”, 2013

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Contact: Leeann Wallett, Program Officer, Communications and Marketing
302-577-8280, leeann.wallett@delaware.gov

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The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit Beth Trepper’s “People You Won’t Recognize” Photographs

Delaware Division of the Arts | Department of State | Kent County | New Castle County | Sussex County | Date Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017



Division of the Arts - Press Release - Beth Trepper Photography

Wilmington, Del. (November 20, 2017) – People You Won’t Recognize will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from December 1-29, 2017. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on Friday, December 1 from 5-7 p.m. The opening will include live music performed by Karen Mercer, the artist’s cousin.

Trepper received a 2017 Delaware Division of the Arts Established Fellowship in Photography. This exhibition features her black and white portraits of everyday people who stand out in a crowd because of their unique sense of self. Trepper explains that a successful portrait is the result of her establishing a relationship with the subject, “They trust me to portray them honestly; in turn, they give me their true self.”

Visitors to the Gallery will encounter dozens of Trepper’s portraits—some over-sized images printed on canvas and others displayed on pedestals. Trepper hopes this presentation inspires curiosity about the subjects of her portraits: “I documented stories about the people in the photographs in a special notebook available for visitors to read.”

Learn more about Trepper with our YouTube Meet the Artist video series. Image: Aria di Innocenza, photograph, 36” x 54”, 2013

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Contact: Leeann Wallett, Program Officer, Communications and Marketing
302-577-8280, leeann.wallett@delaware.gov

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