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OMA Presents 'Tony Delap: Selections From 50 Years' Exhibition

  • When Ongoing until Sunday, October 6, 2013
  • Sunday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Thursday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Where Oceanside Museum of Art , Oceanside
  • Age limit Not available
  • Categories Arts, Exhibits, Museums , Painting
  • Cost Free - $10
Image of Tony DeLap's Slightly Cross 2013.

Above: Image of Tony DeLap's Slightly Cross 2013.

Come to the Oceanside Museum of Art for "Tony Delap: Selections From 50 Years" on display June 30 – October 6, 2013.

Exhibition Program Dates:
▪June 29, 5-7 pm: Mega Exhibition Reception
▪August 10, 1 pm: Exhibition Docent Tour
▪September 7, 1 pm: A Conversation with Tony DeLap Moderated by Peter Frank and Book Signing of the New Tony DeLap Monograph with Essay by Barbara Rose

About the Artist:
Interested in ambiguities of perception, Southern California Minimalist Tony DeLap has sought to challenge conceptions of abstraction and illusion for over five decades. Featuring a selection of sculptures, drawings, hybrids, paintings and photographs of noted site-specific sculptures, this exhibition provides a comprehensive look at this distinguished artist’s long career.

The exhibition opens with a Mega Exhibition Reception on Saturday, June 29 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in conjunction with the reception for three concurrent exhibitons, Intersections: Charles Arnoldi, Volcanos and Full Moons: Ernest Silva and Looking for Things: Jay Johnson.

The reception is complimentary for OMA members and $10 for non-members and includes an open bar and creative appetizers provided by OMA’s Culinary Arts Committee.

The exhibition will include DeLap’s infamous piece, Houdin’s House, a title that speaks to the great 19th century French conjurer whose name was appropriated by the Amiercan magician Harry Houdini. This installation presents a floating lady that appears and disappears from the viewer’s eye in the glass/plexiglass modules that act as transparent mirrors.

Incorporating a floating lady that belies gravity, this piece appropriates the illusional aspect associated with early magic-show photography, confounding the viewer to question the illusion, presence and absence of the woman, hovering over a chair. Inspired by the stage magician’s trick of levitating a woman this piece involves dislocation and expectation, illusion and reality.

August 10, 1 pm: Exhibition Docent Tour
Learn about Tony DeLap’s illustrious career in this docent tour of the exhibition. Free for OMA members and complimentary with museum admission.

September 7, 1 pm: A Conversation with Tony DeLap Moderated by Peter Frank and Book Signing of the New Tony DeLap Monograph with Essay by Barbara Rose and Interview with David Pagel
Join Tony DeLap and art critic Peter Frank as they discuss Tony DeLap’s 50-year career. This program coincides with the release of Tony DeLap’s monograph featuring an essay by Barbara Rose and an interview with David Pagel. Free for OMA members and $10 for nonmembers. Limited seating, call (760) 435-3721 for reservations.

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Location: Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054 Google Map

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