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Opening Reception: Dark Necessities by Delany Bal

The Parachute Factory
Event organized by The Parachute Factory

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Join us for the opening reception of Delany Bal's solo exhibition, Dark Necessities!

American sculptor Delany Bal focuses on hybrid media, blending traditional and ancient medias with cutting edge digital technologies, while creating a personally influenced body of work.

Many of her materials are recycled out of a desire for a more sustainable future. Her work combines cast and fabricated metal, woodworking, ceramics, drawing, painting, and various mixed media techniques.

Below is the artist statement for the exhibition:

By fusing digital fabrication technology with traditional artistic practices, I am creating a visual language of my own. Recalling the experiences of my childhood, the 82nd Airborne Division, and my father’s many combat deployments, I am unfolding fragments of memories and remnants of emotions that have shaped me.

I am particularly fascinated by the collusion between a carefully designed digital element and the intimacy and expression within a hand-manipulated object. Cast iron symbolizes the “Iron Mike” attitude of the Airborne soldiers who towered over me- the men and women who touched the sky. Ceramics and woodworking emerge from a visceral response to the ancient material. Through this mixed media approach, old sensations are summoned and materialized; suspended somewhere between comfort and affliction. These creations are the very price of the sacrifices we made.

Free and open to the public, BYOB 21+