The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit Jean Diver’s “Living in Mythology” Paintings and Works on Paper
THE MEZZANINE GALLERY TO EXHIBIT JEAN DIVER’S
“LIVING IN MYTHOLOGY” PAINTINGS AND WORKS ON PAPER
Wilmington, Del. (April 2, 2018) – Jean Diver’s Living in Mythology will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from April 6-27, 2018. A free opening reception to meet the artist will be held on Friday, April 6 from 5-7 p.m.
Inspired by Howard Pyle, Jamie Wyeth, Gustave Klimt, and Brandywine school art, Diver creates work filled with symbolism and metaphors. Her paintings fluctuate between past and present, a pictorial convention of landscapes and abstract color fields.
In this body of work, Diver’s mythological narratives are set in romantic landscape of fall and spring – young males, a young girl, and a black pug and cat are her subjects. Her work is a mix of the romance of projecting wishes for a better future to the humor of bad luck.
Learn more about Diver with our YouTube Meet the Artist video series.
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.
Image: Icarus, 2018, oil and acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 42″
Contact: Leeann Wallett, Program Officer, Communications and Marketing
The Delaware Division of the Arts, a branch of the Delaware Department of State, is dedicated to cultivating and supporting the arts to enhance the quality of life for all Delawareans. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, the Division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life. For more information about the Delaware Division of the Arts, visit arts.delaware.gov or call 302-577-8278.