Wilmington painter David Brinley, a 2012 Individual Artist Fellow in Painting, will present an exhibition titled "Circumventions" at the Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery, located in the Carvel State Office Building in Wilmington, from Feb. 1 through Feb. 22.
There will be a reception to meet Brinley on Friday, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., as part of Wilmington's Art Loop. The Gallery (located at 820 North French S., Wilmington) is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Brinley's solo exhibition will showcase lovely paintings based on past experiences that convey ideas for viewers to relate to their own inspirations. Brinley combines these themes into paintings that feature domestic objects juxtaposed with characters that relate to — and are drawn from — the artist's personal history and memories. Personal observation, notes from Brinley's sketchbook, ephemera, vintage books, music and recollections inform the subject matter of each painting and ultimately determine the context and the content of the work.
Brinley graduated from the University of Delaware and from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, Calif. He received his MFA at Murray Tinkelman's Hartford Art School.
Brinley has exhibited his work nationally and has had pieces featured in publications such as Time, GQ, Rolling Stone Magazine, Newsweek, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly Los Angeles Times and the New York Times.
The Delaware Division of the Arts is an agency of the State of Delaware. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, the Division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life. Funding for Division programs is provided by annual appropriations from the Delaware General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.