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Mark DeLura

October 14th to November 11th


Downstairs: Mark DeLura

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Mark DeLura

 Mark DeLura
 Acrylic on Paper
 30" x 40"

Mark DeLura:


For the last few years I have been showing exclusively through one day outdoor pop-up shows here in the Hudson Valley. Most of these shows were of large abstract paintings placed along the edge of a hay field next to Route 22 about halfway between Millerton and Copake, NY. Recently, I also began showing figurative works alongside an unused milking barn nearer to Pine Plains, NY. The figurative works grew out of a loose narrative that seemed to come out of the archetypal idea of a hero’s journey. I have found that where the abstract work is at home within a landscape the figurative work is most at home within an architectural setting. The settings of the pop-up shows have been on or very near roads that are well traveled. The work is seen by a number of people who normally do not interact with contemporary art. The reactions that people have, the questions they ask and the resulting conversations that we enter into are a big part of what these shows are about. Recently, I have expanded this practice by placing my figurative imagery in advertising space that I purchase in the magazine Chronogram and in the classified section of The New York Review of Books.


This way of being with and showing art was something I began doing soon after college, while I was living in Los Angeles. I began painting impromptu imagery, in the middle of the night, on the temporary wood walls that surround construction sites. These works had a short life span because the same walls were always being recovered with posters for movies and musical acts. I also had a studio practice and would show the work from my studio in various nonprofit spaces. I continued this pattern when I moved to New York City. I continued in much the same way when I again moved to the Hudson Valley. In the Hudson Valley I have shown my work at the Re Institute, The Spencertown Academy, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, The Wassaic Project, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, and at a library on the campus of Bard College, Annandale-on- Hudson, NY. In 2005 I participated in the residency program at the Vermont Studio Center and was chosen to participate in the Radius Program through the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in 2007.


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