Wes Memeger: The Square and Other Concerns

Wes Memeger has explored the square for decades. In his early career as a chemist,…
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Delaware Art Museum
Date
Thursday, December 8

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Date
Thursday, December 8

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Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway,
Wilmington, DE 19806

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Delaware Art Museum
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Free with admission

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Wes Memeger has explored the square for decades. In his early career as a chemist, he analyzed the skewed bonds in an almost square carbon and hydrogen compound. As an artist, Memeger studied the works of abstract painters, reading and viewing their considerations of the basic and ubiquitous shape. Drawing from these seemingly disparate backgrounds, Memeger uses the square as a building block, developing abstract compositions that layer form, color, and texture. The artist adds circles and arcs, gold leaf, or fluorescent colors creating works that capture for him, “significant dynamism, but at the same time, surprising tranquility.” The paintings in this exhibition are as much about the square as they are about our perceptions of supposedly rigid shapes in our world and their slightly, but constantly, shifting nature. Image: Towards an Eccentric Square, 1998. Wes Memeger (born 1939). Acrylic on paper, 20 x 25 inches. Courtesy of the artist. © Wes Memeger.

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