Genevieve Estelle Jones's Dream (Self-Portrait Homage), oil on linen, 2015.

The Paintings of Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso: A Retrospective

April 20, 2024 - July 14, 2024

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The narrative realism of Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso tells fascinating stories through her command of the human figure: female artists whose legacies have been undervalued by the authors of art history, solitary brides bedecked in their finery, and clowns in contemplative moments. In many of these works, the artist is the model, uniting her life, work, and legacy with those she portrays.

In this major retrospective, the first for the artist, 60 works from every stage of Dellosso’s 30-year career are featured, including early figure studies, self-portraits, works on paper in the style of illuminated manuscript, and several monumental paintings that exhibit her mastery of complex compositions in oil. Mixing history, self-portraiture, traditional realism, dreamscape imagery, and themes that will resonate with contemporary audiences, Dellosso creates work that is always unfolding with new visual journeys.

This exhibition has been organized and curated by Tariq Gibran, Museum of Art – DeLand, and Amanda Shepard, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, with contributions from Harmon-Meek Gallery and Christine Isabelle Oaklander, Ph.D.

Major support for this exhibition is provided by PNC Foundation and the Traditional Fine Arts Organization. Additional support is provided by these generous donors to the 2023 Annual Fund: Mark E. and Kathie J. Swaim, Anonymous x6, Bob and Melanie Hall, Barbara Choka-Snider and John Snider, Sharmalene & Shan Gunawardena, Suzie Emley, Nancy and David Stewart, Mary Lou and Baron Whateley, Betty Lou and Floyd Lancia, The Ladowski Family, Brenda and Steve Fishbaugh, John and Margy Feighner, Jerry and Diane Mackel, and Kathy Rogers and Paul Sauerteig.

This exhibition is supported by PNC Foundation and the Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation.