"Pastel Progressions" by Nick Serratore, May 5 to 26

The Rite of Spring, Nick Serratore

Serratore has been working in the pastel medium for over 25 years. During this time his technique and style have evolved. “The more you work at it, the more you grow as an artist. The paintings are a direct result of that growth,” said Serratore.

In “Pastel Progressions,” Serratore harnesses representations of the land to demonstrate the effects of sunlight and spatial depth upon a scene. His use of color and blending techniques create moody, atmospheric landscapes that frame abstracted fields of saturated light and color. Several works showcased at the Mezzanine Gallery will reflect a new exploration of the artist’s evolution.

The exhibition will be on view from May 5-26 with an opening reception on Friday, May 5, from 5-7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Learn more about Serratore with our YouTube Meet the Artist video series.

Image: The Rite of Spring, 2017, pastel, 46" x 38" (framed dimensions)

Location and Hours

The Mezzanine Gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and is located in the Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington. Photo identification required after 4:30 p.m.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

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Receptions are held the first Friday of the month from 5 - 7 p.m. Dates subject to change. Please check this page for specific dates and changes to the schedule.

Gallery Information

The Mezzanine Gallery presents solo exhibitions of work by Delaware artists in disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, folk, and media arts.

This opportunity is available to Delaware's emerging and established visual artists who have won Individual Artist Fellowships, or have been chosen by the Division's annual Gallery Panel.