Wilkes University

David C. Driskell & Friends: Creativity, Collaboration and Friendship

A Dr. Roy E. Morgan Memorial Exhibition
Curators: Sheila Bergman PhD, Curlee Raven Holton, Heather Sincavage
Nov 1, 2022 - Feb 26, 2023

David C. Driskell and Friends: Creativity, Collaboration, and Friendship highlights the artistic legacy of David C. Driskell and the importance of his relationships with fellow artist friends—many of which have a significant place in the art canon.

The exhibition explores the work and Driskell’s relationships with such figures as Hale Woodruff, James Porter, Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Beardon, Keith Morrison, Jacob Lawrence, and many more. Original works of art created by Driskell would also be featured, as well as ephemera from the Driskell Papers that exemplify the artists’ unique friendship.

Landscapes Within

Artist: John Paul Caponigro
Mar 21 - May 14, 2023

A form of environmental art in virtual space, John Paul Caponigro’s lens-based works are about the nature of perception and perception of nature. His work is included in several public collections including the Smithsonian Museum of American natural History and Princeton University. His creative practice includes leading unique adventures in the wildest places on earth to help participants creatively make deeper connections with nature and themselves.

Caponigro is a pioneer among visual artists working with digital media. He consults with the corporations that build the tools he uses including Adobe, Apple, Canon, Kodak, and Sony. He is a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame. His work is published widely in periodicals and books including Art News and The Ansel Adams Guide.

Circle of Truth

Group Exhibition
Jun 6 - Jul 25, 2023

Circle of Truth is the visual equivalent of the childhood game where a message whispered in the ear of a first person, then relayed to a second person, a third, and so on until the original message becomes so mangled by its reinterpretation that by the time it arrives at its final understanding the words hardly bear any resemblance to the original.

This domino chain started with a source painting created by Circle of Truth co-curator Shane Guffogg, whose work was delivered anonymously, along with a blank canvas, to the second artist in “the Circle.” Each subsequent artist then received an identical package: the anonymously created previous artist’s painting, a blank canvas, and the instructions to find and paint their response to the “truth” that they saw in the first painting. This chain was repeated to some 49 artists over a period of nine years.