Gregg Silvis: The Goldberg Variations: 32 Miniatures Based on Bach’s Keyboard Masterpiece

Through Wednesday, November 27
Mezzanine Gallery, Wilmington
Presented by Delaware Division of the Arts

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The Goldberg Variations: 32 Miniatures Based on Bach’s Keyboard Masterpiece, an exhibition of mixed media works by Gregg Silvis, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from November 1-27, 2019. The artist will host a free opening reception on Friday, November 1 from 5-7 p.m. Silvis, a Newark resident, received a 2019 Fellowship in Sculpture from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

The exhibition is a series of 32 miniatures based on a composition for harpsichord by J.S. Bach, the Goldberg Variations. Silvis created an 8 x 8 inch work for each of the variations using a range of techniques and materials in the panels. The music is represented by typical musical notes along with less traditional looking dots, graphs, and in Variation #10, symbols that reference the movie The Matrix. The installation provides a three-dimensional view of the printed music, endeavoring to capture the tiered nature of the composition.

Prior to his 30-year career as an academic librarian, Silvis received undergraduate and graduate degrees in music performance and played French horn professionally for a number of years. In the past few years he began to pursue his long-dormant artistic impulses and retired early to pursue his artistic career full time. “I realized that this was what I really wanted and needed to do full-time. I view it as a return to the right side of my brain,” Silvis said.

The Mezzanine Gallery, open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is located on the second floor of the Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington.

Image: Goldberg Variations #23, 2019, mixed media, 8” x 8”

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Through Wednesday, November 27 · add to calendar today 2019-11-01 09:00:00 2019-11-27 17:00:00 America/New_York Gregg Silvis: The Goldberg Variations: 32 Miniatures Based on Bach’s Keyboard Masterpiece https://www.delawarescene.com/event/26159/gregg-silvis-the-goldberg-variations-32-miniatures-based-on-bachs-keyboard-masterpiece Mezzanine Gallery, 820 N French Street, Carvel State Office Building, Wilmington, DE, 19801

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