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DeLappe exhibit now open at OXS Gallery in Carson City

By Chris Moran

image001Artist talk set for Nov. 14

CARSON CITY — Reno artist Joseph DeLappe’s work in electronic and new media video art is on display at the OXS Gallery, 716 N. Carson St. in Carson City. “Mixed Realities — The Work of Joseph DeLappe” includes sculpture, prints and drawings by the artist, who directs the digital media program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Three videos play continuously during the exhibit.  The Nevada Arts Council will host an artist talk at 6:15 p.m.  Nov. 14 at the gallery. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

A recipient of two NAC Artist Fellowships, in 1996 and 2000, DeLappe has worked with electronic and video media since 1983.

“Joe DeLappe’s work reflects his commitment to artistic exploration of contemporary technologies and artistic practice, while engaging in political and social discourse,” Susan Boskoff, NAC executive director, said. “He is present, as an artist and citizen of the world, in his work, which then encourages viewers to join his journey.”

DeLappe’s work in online gaming performance, sculpture and electromechanical installation has been shown throughout the United States and internationally, including in Australia, the United Kingdom, China, Germany, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Canada. He also directs the iraqimemorial.org project, an ongoing web-based exhibition and an open call for proposed memorials to the civilian casualties from the war in Iraq.

The OXS-Office eXhibition Series is managed by the Artist Services Program of the NAC. The gallery features artists who have been recognized through the Artist Fellowship Program. The NAC is funded by the Nevada Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. For details, call Fran Morrow, 775-687-7106.

The Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, is the agency charged with ensuring that state and national funds support cultural activity and encourage participation in the arts throughout Nevada. In addition to providing hundreds of grants to arts- and community-based organizations, schools, artists and local municipalities throughout the state, the NAC coordinates a variety of statewide programs and activities such as the annual Poetry Out Loud recitation competition for high school-aged students, traveling exhibits, artist residencies, workshops and cultural assessments. For more information, visit the website nac.nevadaculture.org.

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