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Mitch Lyons: The Hand Translated at the at the Delaware Art Museum

Date/Time

Sep 7, 2019 to Feb 2, 2020
10:00 AM until 04:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Description

Mitch Lyons is a well-known and important part of the local art community, who over the past five decades developed a truly innovative form of print-making. Lyons received his undergraduate degree in graphic design from the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) and continued his studies at Tyler School of Art where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in ceramics in 1971. Lyons worked as a traditional potter until 1980, the pivotal point in his career when he refined his method of printing directly from clay. Like most traditional potters, Lyons is motivated by a love for the material and describes himself as a “clay person making prints.” However instead of firing the clay to a permanent state, Lyons captures a lasting two-dimensional image of the clay’s surface. This exhibition surveys the developments and experimentations in Lyons’ 50-year-long journey to inventing the clay monoprint.

Image:Untitled, 1980s. Mitch Lyons (1938–2018). Clay monoprint, sheet: 33 3/4 × 34 3/4 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 2012. © Estate of Mitch Lyons.

Cost

Free with Museum admission.

Location

View map Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE

Additional Information

County:

New Castle County

Neighborhood:

Wilmington

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