The Rehoboth Art League will host an opening reception for its latest set of exhibitions from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, May 11. These exhibitions will consist of one juried Members’ Showcase, taking place at the Homestead, and four solo exhibitions in the Ventures, Tubbs and Corkran galleries.
Sublime – A Horticultural Exploration, taking place at the Homestead, is a tribute to the essence and beauty of the plant world. Horticulture has played an important role at the RAL ever since the Corkrans first cultivated the Homestead Garden in the 1930s. Except for a few variations, the garden has remained the same for decades. Member artists submitted more than 60 works of art for consideration by the juror, and 20 were selected for the show. The juror was Carl Goldhagen, former art professor at Salisbury University, Salisbury, Md.
The Corkran Gallery will house two solo exhibitions, New Work by Nick Serratore and Simplicity by Howard Eberle. Both are well-known Delaware artists.
For this exhibition, pastel artist Serratore harnesses representations of the land to demonstrate the effects of sunlight and spatial depth upon a scene. His use of color and blending techniques creates moody, atmospheric landscapes that frame almost abstracted fields of saturated light and color. Several works showcased will reflect a new exploration of the artist’s evolvement.
For Simplicity, Eberle celebrates the philosophy of Japanese minimalism in creating watercolors that fall outside tradition in both style and execution. In this selection of new and award-winning works, Eberle challenges himself visually to create paintings that are understated. His goal was to refrain from adding anything not absolutely necessary. It is the artist’s intention and hope that viewers experience a moment of quietude in their otherwise busy lives.
In the Tubbs Gallery, works by photographer Peter Treiber will be on display. Treiber’s Ethereal Luminescence is an ongoing series of abstract, expressionistic photographs originally created at a light show. Treiber continues to expand this series by taking shots at fireworks shows, urban street scenes and amusement parks. Through abstraction, Treiber captures the drama and excitement of these vibrant and colorful public places, creating a mesmerizing, symphonic explosion of color, light and motion.
Rounding out this new set of exhibitions, artist Ruri Yi will present her work in the Ventures Gallery. Born in Deagu, South Korea, and raised in Seoul, Yi currently lives in Baltimore. She studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. In her exhibition Untitled, Yi addresses images that reflect her daily life. While looking at her surroundings, she tries to see form, color and shape. As she analyzes these things, she transforms them into varied surfaces, reinterpreting elements of the urban landscape. She ultimately produces a simplified version of how she sees the world.
All five exhibits will be on display through Sunday, June 10. The Rehoboth Art League is at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m., Sunday. The opening reception is free and open to the public, and is generously sponsored by Dogfish Head and Blue Moon restaurant.
For more information, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call 302-227-8408.