The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “In the Studio” an Exhibit of Drawings by Charles Allan Guerin

On view from October 5-26, 2018
Free opening reception on Friday, October 5 at 5 p.m.

Wilmington, Del. (September 25, 2018) – In the Studio, an exhibition of drawings by Charles Allan Guerin, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from October 5-26, 2018. Guerin received a 2018 Honorable Mention from the Delaware Division of the Arts for his works on paper. The artist will host a free opening reception on Friday, October 5 from 5-7 p.m. Complimentary wine tastings provided courtesy of Breakthru Beverage Delaware, in partnership with Out & About.

Guerin’s current drawings are pure trompe-l’oeil, a slight-of-hand mixture of the real with the illustrated; two dimensional perspective with three dimensional illusion. They are still life drawings that capture the process of drawing, mixing the subject with the resulting drawings, but in a setting typical of the daily work environment of the studio. In these works, the viewer loses sight of the reality of what is depicted as the subject often becomes confused with content and process.

This creative activity is not unlike the author of a novel whose characters become alive in the authors mind and literally speak their dialogue to the author as he/she writes the scene. For Guerin, his process is the subject, capturing chance compositions and dynamic tension between multiple levels of perceived reality.

Learn more about Guerin with our YouTube Meet the Artist video series. Image: Still Life with Pileated Woodpecker and Yellow Pencil, 2018, Prismacolor pencil on paper, 22″ x 30″

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


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 or call 302-577-8278.