The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery
Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French St., Wilmington
Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
Photo identification required after 4:30 p.m.
March in the Mezzanine Gallery
2013 Individual Artist Fellowship in Sculpture
March 7-28, 2014
Reception: 5pm to 8pm, March 7, 2014
This solo exhibition of George Lorio’s work showcases a selection of original works. George Lorio is the recipient of a 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship in Sculpture from the Delaware Division of the Arts.
His work draws on the political and cultural climates found in the communities which surrounded him during his youth in New Orleans and the decade he recently spent near the United States border on the Rio Grande.
In his sculpture, Lorio deploys material and ideological contrasts to develop a narrative of social concern and instigate societal dialogue. His subject matter engages some of the most prevalent issues in contemporary culture and political debate. Influenced by the cultures of the American South and Southwest, his material expressions are a sophisticated play of found objects and sculpted forms.
His interest in form, color, and artifact combine to produce works with unique expressive qualities which manifest themes of broad reaching inquiry, interest, and impact. Humor also plays a role in some of the work. Lorio. a Dover resident, teaches art at Delaware State University.