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Inside Out: Carol Tippit Woolworth, Catherine Drabkin, Pahl Alexander Hluchan, Colleen Randall, Daniel Jackson

January 23 - April 24, 2016

 

The Delaware Art Museum's community-generated Outlooks Exhibition Series showcases regional artists of national and international stature in the Outlooks Gallery. The current Outlooks exhibition, Inside Out: Carol Tippit Woolworth, Catherine Drabkin, Pahl Alexander Hluchan, Colleen Randall, Daniel Jackson, is on view January 23 through April 24, 2016. (right: Carol Tippit Woolworth (born 1955), Olive Grove, #2, Collioure, France, 2015. Oil, cold wax, and paint sticks on wood panel, 30 x 36 in. (76.2 ? 91.4 cm), Courtesy of the artist)

The Delaware Art Museum accepts proposals for Outlooks exhibitions from organizations, community groups, and residents of the surrounding area. The series contributes to the Museum's mission of providing an inclusive and essential community resource. All Outlooks exhibitions are displayed in the Ammon Galleries on the Museum's second floor. For more information, please visit delart.org/exhibitions/outlook-exhibition-series.

Inside Out features regional painters Carol Tippit Woolworth, Catherine Drabkin, Pahl Alexander Hluchan, Colleen Randall, and Daniel Jackson. Each of the artists explores the concept of "place" -- physical, emotional, and spiritual -- in their work, which ranges from abstract to realistic. Carol Tippit Woolworth's oil paintings are experiments in color, form, and shape, capturing the landcapes and villages of southeast France. Catherine Drabkin creates interior and still-life scenes in oil and gouache -- expressed in muted or brilliant colors -- to summon up cherished memories. Pahl Alexander Hluchan employs gouache to explore the forms and shadows of both nature and architecture. In Colleen Randall's abstract oil paintings, color and surface evoke not just a physical place but its spiritual essence. Daniel Jackson is a realist painter in oil, bringing observed objects and locales to life on canvas.

Carol Tippit Woolworth is the coordinator for the exhibition. Inside Out was organized by the Delaware Art Museum. Support is provided by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 

(above: Carol Tippit Woolworth (born 1955), Plane Trees of Céret, France, #4, 2013. Oil on linen, 60 x 48 in. (152.4 ? 121.9 cm), Courtesy of the Artist)

 

Artists featured in the exhibition

Carol Tippit Woolworth (Wilmington, DE. Born 1955)

Carol Tippit Woolworth studied Art at Santa Barbara Community College, the University of California at Santa Barbara, and at Silvermine Guild Arts Center in Norwalk, CT. She has taught graphics and still-life oil painting at the Delaware College of Art and Design and exhibits widely in the Wilmington region. She also teaches painting on an individual basis.

Catherine Drabkin (Wilmington, DE. Born 1959)

Catherine Drabkin, a painter and printmaker, has been represented by Kraushaar Galleries in New York since 1994, where she has had numerous one person exhibitions. She has participated in group exhibitions in the US and abroad at such venues as the Biggs Museum of American Art, the Maison de Bretagne in Paris, and the National Academy of Design in New York. She received a BFA from the Maryland Institute/College of Art and an MFA from Queens College/CUNY. A founding faculty of the Delaware College of Art and Design, she is currently teaching all levels of drawing at Point Park University.

Pahl Alexander Hluchan (Wilmington, DE. Born 1965)

Pahl Alexander Hluchan, a painter and animator, is Associate Professor of Animation at Point Park University. Before moving to Pittsburgh, he created the Animation Program at the Delaware College of Art and Design and has taught at University of the Arts and Dartmouth College as well. His work has been exhibited in film festivals, solo and group exhibitions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC and France. He received a BFA in Film and Animation from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA in Painting from Yale University School of Art.

Colleen Randall (West Lebanon, NH. Born 1952)

Colleen Randall has been a professor in the Studio Art Department at Dartmouth College since 1990. She has held visiting lectureships at the American University of Kuwait, the National Academy of Design School of Fine Arts in New York, and at the Delaware College of Art and Design. She holds a BFA in Painting from the University of Iowa and a MFA in Painting from Queens College. She has had many one-artist and group exhibitions nationally and has won several residencies from organizations, including the Corporation of Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY, and The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH.

Daniel Jackson (Wilmington, DE. Born 1970)

Daniel Jackson has a studio at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts and has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the region and in San Francisco. He holds a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Painting and Printmaking and an MFA in Studio Arts from the University of Delaware. He is a past recipient of the Established Professional fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts and a Masters Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

 

Wall text

For each of the artists featured in Inside Out sense of place awakens memory and emotion. Whether imagined or experienced, places crystallize the fleeting beauty of everyday life or recapture memories. Carol Tippit Woolworth's oil paintings are experiments in color, form, and shape, capturing the landcapes and villages of southeast France. Catherine Drabkin creates interior and still-life scenes in oil and gouache to summon up memories, expressed in muted or brilliant colors. Pahl Alexander Hluchan employs gouache to explore the forms and shadows of both nature and architecture. In Colleen Randall's abstract oil paintings, color and surface evoke the spiritual essence of a place. Daniel Jackson is a realist painter in oil, bringing observed objects and locales to life on canvas. painter weaves memory with the present, suggesting the constant interplay of past and present.

 

Statement of coordinator (artist Carol Tippit Woolworth)

Carrying on a tradition that stretches from the writings of St. Augustine to Bach's Goldberg Variations to Collette's fascination with an earthly paradise, the five artists in this exhibition have embarked on a continuing search for a moment of pure being -- a flash of truth that constantly renews the bridge between past and future -- that lures them ever forward into deeper and more profound works. These epiphanies are sensuously documented before disappearing into the past or slipping away into the future.

Through painting, the artists have entered upon a spiritual journey to explore the fragility and strength of their personal truths. They have steadily worked to expose their innermost sacred place; to search out the fleeting beauty of the everyday; to rediscover lost and cherished memories; to capture the elusiveness of consciousness; and to uncover the archeological layering of time through painted imagery. Their explorations, exhibited within these walls, are the vivid results, and come with an invitation to all to pursue the quest in finding one's own sacred space.


Checklist for the exhibition

 
Carol Tippit Woolworth (born 1955)
Plane Trees of Céret, France, #4, 2013
Oil on linen
60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.1
 
Carol Tippit Woolworth (born 1955)
Plane Trees of Céret, France, #5, 2013
Oil on linen
60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.2
 
Carol Tippit Woolworth (born 1955)
Olive Grove, #2, Collioure, France, 2015
Oil, cold wax, and paint sticks on wood panel
30 x 36 inches (76.2 x 91.4 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.3
 
Carol Tippit Woolworth (born 1955)
Pine Grove, Collioure, France, 2015
Oil, cold wax, and paint sticks on wood panel
36 x 30 inches (91.4 x 76.2 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.4
 
Carol Tippit Woolworth (born 1955)
Ancient Olive Grove #1, outside Saint Pantaleon, France, not dated
Oil, cold wax, and paint sticks on wood panel
30 x 36 inches (76.2 x 91.4 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.5
 
Carol Tippit Woolworth (born 1955)
Ancient Olive Grove #2, outside Saint Pantaleon, France, not dated
Oil, cold wax, and paint sticks on wood panel
36 x 30 inches (91.4 x 76.2 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.6
 
Catherine Drabkin (born 1959)
Found Object Garden (Randyland) no. 5, 2015
Oil on linen
28 x 22 inches (71.1 x 55.9 cm)
Courtesy of Kraushaar Galleries, New York
DAM L201565.7
 
Catherine Drabkin (born 1959)
Found Object Garden with Pink Flamingos (Randyland) no. 2, 2015
Oil on linen
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Courtesy of Kraushaar Ga
lleries, New York
DAM L201565.8
 
Catherine Drabkin (born 1959)
Table from Connecticut #1, 2013
Oil on linen
14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
Courtesy of Kraushaar Galleries, New York
DAM L201565.9
 
Catherine Drabkin (born 1959)
Attic Windows #2, 2014
Gouache on paper
22 x 15 inches (55.9 x 38.1 cm)
Courtesy of Kraushaar Galleries, New York
DAM L201565.10
 
Catherine Drabkin (born 1959)
Blue Vase #1, 2008
Oil on linen
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Courtesy of Kraushaar Galleries, New York
DAM L201565.11
 
Catherine Drabkin (born 1959)
Studio Interior #1, 2007
Oil on linen
24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)
Courtesy of Kraushaar Galleries, New York
DAM L201565.12
 
Catherine Drabkin (born 1959)
New Studio at West Street, 2005
Oil on linen
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Courtesy of Kraushaar Galleries, New York
DAM L201565.13
 
Catherine Drabkin (born 1959)
Green Jacket, 2014
Gouache on paper
22 x 18 inches (55.9 x 45.7 cm)
Courtesy of Kraushaar Galleries, New York
DAM L201565.14
 
Catherine Drabkin (born 1959)
Winter Garden, 2007
Oil on linen
18 x 22 inches (45.7 x 55.9 cm)
Courtesy of Kraushaar Galleries, New York
DAM L201565.15
 
Catherine Drabkin (born 1959)
Pumping Station, 2002
Oil on linen
14 x 20 inches (35.6 x 50.8 cm)
Courtesy of Kraushaar Galleries, New York
DAM L201565.16
 
Catherine Drabkin (born 1959)
Path #2, 2006
Oil on linen
15 x 16 inches (38.1 x 40.6 cm)
Courtesy of Kraushaar Galleries, New York
DAM L201565.17
 
Catherine Drabkin (born 1959)
Midtown Brandywine #4, 2011
Ink on paper
6 1/2 x 8 inches (16.5 x 20.3 cm)
Courtesy of Kraushaar Galleries, New York
DAM L201565.18
 
Catherine Drabkin (born 1959)
Two Lanterns, 2015
Gouache on paper
8 x 6 1/2 inches (20.3 x 16.5 cm)
Courtesy of Kraushaar Galleries, New York
DAM L201565.19
 
Colleen Randall (born 1952)
Immanence 2, 2015
Oil on linen
21 x 24 inches (53.3 x 61 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.20
 
Colleen Randall (born 1952)
Immanence 5, 2015
Oil on linen
21 x 24 inches (53.3 x 61 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.21
 
Colleen Randall (born 1952)
Immanence 3, 2015
Oil on linen
21 x 24 inches (53.3 x 61 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.22
 
Colleen Randall (born 1952)
Immanence 6, 2015
Oil on linen
21 x 24 inches (53.3 x 61 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.23
 
Colleen Randall (born 1952)
Immanence 4, 2015
Oil on linen
21 x 24 inches (53.3 x 61 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.24
 
Daniel Jackson (born 1970)
Harvest, 2011
Oil on panel
37 x 37 inches (94 x 94 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.28
 
Daniel Jackson (born 1970)
Nocturne, 2012
Oil on panel
38 x 40 inches (96.5 x 101.6 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.29
 
Daniel Jackson (born 1970)
Produce, 2012
Oil on panel
20 x 22 inches (50.8 x 55.9 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.30
 
Daniel Jackson (born 1970)
Bobcat, 2011
Oil on panel
38 x 40 inches (96.5 x 101.6 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.31
 
Daniel Jackson (born 1970)
Rocket Pops, 2012
Oil on panel
37 x 37 inches (94 x 94 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.32
 
Daniel Jackson (born 1970)
Ice Cream Cones, 2013
Oil on panel
37 x 37 inches (94 x 94 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.33
 
Pahl Hluchan (born 1965)
Gardner's Cottage, 2006
Gouache on paper
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.34
 
Pahl Hluchan (born 1965)
Gate House Cottage, 2006
Gouache on paper
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.35
 
Pahl Hluchan (born 1965)
Provence Countryside, 2008
Gouache on paper
12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.36
 
Pahl Hluchan (born 1965)
Rochfort Chateau 1, 2008
Gouache on paper
10 x 12 inches (25.4 x 30.5 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.37
 
Pahl Hluchan (born 1965)
Rochfort Chateau 2, 2008
Gouache on paper
12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.38
 
Pahl Hluchan (born 1965)
Swamp Tree 1, 2010
Gouache on paper
10 x 7 inches (25.4 x 17.8 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.39
 
Pahl Hluchan (born 1965)
Swamp Tree 2, 2010
Gouache on paper
12 x 10 inches (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.40
 
Pahl Hluchan (born 1965)
Lehon Abbey 1 and Lehon Abbey 2, 2011
Gouache on paper
each (diptych): 14 x 10 inches (35.6 x 25.4 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.41
 
Pahl Hluchan (born 1965)
Parish House, 2015
Gouache on paper
12 x 10 inches (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
L201565.42
 
Pahl Hluchan (born 1965)
Unitarian Church, 2015
Gouache on paper
12 x 10 inches (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM L201565.43
 
Pahl Hluchan (born 1965)
Aviary, 2015
Gouache on paper
12 x 10 inches (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
DAM
L201565.44


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