Imagine – New Works by Terrance Vann is currently on display at CAMP Rehoboth. A reception is planned for 12 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14.
Terrace Vann is a graduate of Wilmington’s Cab Calloway School of the Arts, and he studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. A 2017 Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship recipient, he is excited to exhibit his work at CAMP Rehoboth.
Vann explores the human experience by infusing elements of contemporary street culture into his work. His distinctive style calls to mind both ornate street art and surrealism. “The overall thing I’m trying to establish with my art is something I’m calling neo-Afro-surrealism,” said Vann. “We’ve seen so many art movements that have been spearheaded by different artists, but there hasn’t been a whole lot of genres that are attributed to African-Americans.
“It’s everyday city life, which a lot of people shy away from. I try to highlight what never gets highlighted, in a way that’s appealing visually but leaves questions – what neighborhood are they from? Why’s that expression on their faces? That’s what we should be asking about – the people who are going through things that we may not understand,” he said.
Vann’s art was recently featured at the Delaware Art Museum in an exhibition called Uprising, a multidisciplinary art production. He is excited to announce he has been selected to participate in the Ante Art Fair, one of the biggest new art fairs across the pond in London.
Vann’s art reception will be held in conjunction with CAMP Rehoboth’s Oct. 14 Block Party, a community celebration that includes food, entertainment and the arts. All are welcome to stop by the CAMP Rehoboth Gallery, 37 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, to see Vann’s exhibition, and visit with the many artists and arts organizations that have booths along the block.