Rehoboth Art League will host an opening reception for three new exhibitions from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 6. Putting it Two-Gether: Assemblage & Collage will include work by local artists and RAL members Lee Wayne Mills and Rose Minetti. Baltimore-based artist Iria Chloe will exhibit her work in Year One at the Rehoboth Art League. Photographs by Coastal Camera Club members will be on display in a juried exhibition titled Abstractions.
Putting it Two-Gether will be held in the Tubbs Gallery. Both Mills and Minetti have a long history of including collage elements as part of their aesthetic process. In this exhibition, they will be venturing into multi-dimensional assemblage, and even installation-type works. Each artist, having separately experienced downsizing modes, has revisited and reclaimed earlier works in the creation of new pieces that celebrate past and present - and the continuing nature of process itself.
Mills and Minetti will present a gallery talk at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21. They will discuss their collaborative process and inspirations of their exhibition.
Lee Mills graduated with honors in art from Ripon College in Ripon, Wis. He has been an artist and art administrator ever since - with stints as exhibition director at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Md.; assistant director of Montpelier Cultural Art Center in Laurel, Md.; and curator of the Dadian Gallery at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. He has also served as interim executive director of the Rehoboth Art League.
Rose Minetti has summered in Lewes since 2004 and became a full-time resident in 2017. She was born in New York City and lived in Arizona for 33 years. She earned a master of arts degree from Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, and a bachelor of arts from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers.
Year One at the Rehoboth Art League will be held in the Ventures Gallery. Iria Chloe maintains an interdisciplinary studio practice grounded in both traditional and alternative approaches to painting. Her body of work produced over the last seven years has been heavily reliant on the integration of digital print and web-based media, and the collection of data through self-tracking. She attempts to identify patterns and analyze the circumstantial information surrounding each subject.
In the Year One series, she visualizes data collected throughout her daughter's first year of life: the time of each nursing session, pumping session, nightly sleep and morning wake-up time, nap, diaper, bath, bottle, and solid food acceptance. Through this body of work, she aims to make the invisible labor of parenthood visible by bringing attention to the amount of time that goes into raising a child, especially when that child is a newborn. Each piece can be read as a calendar with each line representing 24 hours in a day.
Chloe grew up outside of Richmond, Va. She attended McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., before receiving an MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010.
Rounding out the exhibitions, in Abstractions, members of the Coastal Camera Club use shape, line, form, texture and rhythm to create compositions that exist with a degree of independence from the real world. The juror for this exhibition was Harold Ross. Eight works were chosen from more than 50 submitted for review.
All three exhibits will be on display through Monday, May 7. The Rehoboth Art League is at 12 Dodds Lane, Henlopen Acres. The opening reception is free and open to the public, and is generously sponsored by Dogfish Head.
For more information, call 302-227-8408 or go to www.rehobothartleague.org.