Delurk celebrates anniversary with works by current, past gallery members
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Delurk celebrates anniversary with works by current, past gallery members

It’s been five years since Delurk Gallery opened in the subterranean storefront previously occupied by Urban Artware. Operated by the Delurk Collective, a far-flung but locally centered group of member artists, the gallery was founded with startup financial backing through the Millennium Fund. Members upgraded the interior, and the gallery soon established a pattern of showcasing art by young, emerging artists and a few more seasoned talents. To celebrate, Delurk invited all of the collective’s current and former members to submit work for its fifth-anniversary exhibition, which opened earlier this month. The resulting selection is typical of this venue: a wide array of styles, themes and formats, all mixed together and cleanly installed. Local artists Chad Beroth and The Patrick Harris — as he bills himself — have several pieces in the show, including a couple of paintings they made together. Their painting titled “One Last Glorious Gasp” centers on Harris’ image of a bald eagle in free-fall, a readily legible metaphor for a democratic society in decline. In “Cap’n Gonzo America,” Beroth and Harris have created a patriotic homage to Hunter S. Thompson, the gonzo journalist. This corner-mounted diptych portrays the writer wearing his signature aviator sunglasses and […]

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