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Artist Exhibition: Jason Jellick – PENINSULA
September 3 @ 8:00 am - September 24 @ 4:30 pm
The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery is pleased to present photographer Jason Jellick’s debut exhibition, PENINSULA, September 3-24, 2021. Jellick was named a 2021 Emerging Artist Fellow in Photography by the Delaware Division of the Arts.
Jellick began the artistic journey of this exhibit about a year ago, driving the meandering, contemplative two-lane roads of the Delmarva Peninsula, working mainly in Delaware and Maryland, but occasionally Virginia as well. It is a series about place, he says, but it is also about the metaphor of a peninsula itself — one way in and one way out — providing a means to express the gamut of the human experience and emotions.
His stark black-and-white images speak to the viewer both powerfully and purely. He creates that emotive feel through the use of 35mm cameras and Ilford HP5 film. The work is challenging, he notes, but “…it should be after all. To produce anything aesthetically high should be a huge challenge.”
On inspiration for his work, Jellick says, “I would say most of my influence comes from literature and poetry…I read a lot and I go into the world and make pictures with as few notions as I can.”
Originally from Central Pennsylvania area, Jellick has been a Delaware resident for about six years, but has also enjoyed stints in Monterrey, CA; New York City, Portland, ME and even Switzerland and France.
The Mezzanine Gallery, open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is located on the second floor of the Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington. Guests are invited to attend the Artists Opening Reception held Friday, September 10, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. All visitors are required to wear face coverings and maintain social distance of 3 feet from other individuals not in their household.
Image: Untitled, 2019, 35 mm photograph, 11 x 14 inches.