OUTSIDE IN - Discover Space by Leanna Bacani

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Friday, March 24, 2023
12:00pm - 5:00pm

OUTSIDE IN: Discover Space by Leanna Bacani

June 10, 2022 - May 31, 2023

The Discover Space provides an annual opportunity for one emerging artist to create an installation space in response to The Delaware Contemporary’s exhibition themes. Outside In is an installation by Local Artist, Leanna Bacani, arranged to create a hyperreal experience through organic shapes and textures directly inspired by the Brandywine and Christina River. Over the year, The Discover Space will become a changing and developing ecosystem that will allow visitors to PLAY indoors. 

Leanna Bacani is an installation artist currently based in Newark, Delaware. While completing her BFA at Moore College of Art and Design, she devoted her foundational skills in numerous forms of art making. It is this immensity of experimentation that has allowed her to create a more involved, art viewing experience. The distillation of motifs taken from nature allow us to experience her installation based work as a simulacrum of the landscape. Leaves, mycelium, wind patterns and water currents become patterns and tufted shapes of texture. These 3D representations transcend the pictorial, leeching into the observers personal space. Just as a falling leaf can graze the cheek of a bystander out in nature, Leanna’s work evokes the sense of touch while acting as a microcosm of the whole. Each tufted piece relates to the rest, creating an elaborate system of tactile pieces.

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