||Part & Parcel - Oceanside Public Library - 4/1/23 to 6/23/23 | Opening Reception and artist talk: Civic Center Branch 4/8/23 at 5:30pm
This solo exhibition of oil paintings is a reverent meditation on the disappearing spaces in DeLuca's home, Oceanside, CA. Originally in response to increasing gentrification in the region, these paintings have developed into an investigation of personal feelings around home, impermanence, and remembrance. An urgency to preserve that which is being lost, while paying homage to the spirits of Oceanside that fade into homogeneity, is the driving force behind this work.
This exhibition is the culmination of a three-year artistic project that was intended to be shown in the community it honors. As a realization of this vision, DeLuca has chosen to show the work in its entirety at the social center of the city - the library.