Three Artists At The Re Institute

Detail from Mark DeLura’s “Big Guy Doing His Thing” 2017, acrylic on canvas at the Re Institute. Photo submitted

Millerton’s Re Institute is showing   “Three Artists in One Space.” Situated in a re-purposed barn, Re offers a large open space. The show features sculpture, a dozen large paintings, and numerous treasures hidden in plain sight.

When you walk in, Mark DeLura’s “Big Guy Doing His Thing” threatens you from across the cavernous space. In stark black and white, this deliberately pared-down male figure looms: nude, bald, and wielding a bat, commanding attention on multiple levels. Is he defending his home? Are we intruding? 

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