Photography by Paparazzi Paul.
Although the gathering was few in number, the excitement of beginning another season filled with wonderful art touched those who attended the first Art Exhibit at The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery in Delaware Water Gap, PA for 2016. The Reflections on Myth and Memory exhibition adorned the walls of the gallery as well as the essence of those who absorbed its qualities during an Artist's Reception that was held on Saturday May 28th. The exhibit featured the work of Kevin Convery.
As one becomes acquainted with the excellently crafted pieces, an overwhelming feeling of desire takes hold enticing the spirit to move among the images within the frames and become a part of its world. Some pieces had a story detailing the mythology connected to the images. This allowed the viewer to explore the deeper meanings found in the aesthetic depictions as signposts embodied in the text guided them a more fuller journey of the scene. Yet, there were a number of pieces that simply had its titled along side of it. These pairings seemed vague as first but their mysterious connection challenged the imagination of the viewer to go beyond the physical realms in order to become awakened to so much more.
It was a great show and it was one well befitting the opening of another season for the Dutot. It was unfortunate there were few people in attendance, but the sparsity of individuals afforded those who did come an opportunity to chat among themselves about the work and the wonders the gallery will present throughout the Summer and Fall Seasons. You'll find more photographs taken during the Artists' Reception in the Mythic Reflections Remembered at The Dutot Gallery at www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154904878738761.1073741972.91146283760&type=3.
Kevin Convery has been experiencing the rich imagery of characters and symbols in stories relating to mythologies ever since he was at a young age. A resonance between the myths and his own experience of life over a period of years was made known to him. Mr. Convery utilizes this resonance to reveal the undercurrents found in the mythologies he renders while creating an opportunity to reflect on basic life themes. You can learn more about Kevin Convery by exploring his website at www.mythicimages.thelovingorganization.com.
The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery originated as a brick school house built c. 1850 by Antoine Dutot who founded the town of Dutotsville before it was renamed to Delaware Water Gap, PA. In addition to the exhibitions presented at the gallery, the museum offers tours and educational opportunities for those who would like to learn more about the area. The Reflections on Myth and Memory exhibit featuring the work of Kevin Convery will continue to be on display until June 12th. The Dutot's next show will be their Riv13 - World One River Exhibition featuring the work of local artists. An Artists’ Reception is scheduled to be held on Friday June 17th beginning at 7pm. The exhibit will continue to be displayed until July 3rd. Please Explore The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DutotMuseumAndGallery?fref=ts or their Website at www.dutotmuseum.com for more information.