Salem Community College’s latest art exhibit, “Arrangements,” features Delaware artist Max Levenson, who used piano pieces to create a series of wall hangings.
“The materials were donated by a coworker, friend, maternal figure who loved her years with her piano,” said Levenson. “The instrument had dilapidated to the point that it could no longer be repaired. As is done when those we love no longer function as themselves, arrangements are made. My friend gifted me with the salvageable parts in hopes that they’d take on a new life. This collection honors love and loss and putting pieces back together.”
Levenson completed her master’s in fine arts in 2016 at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), earning the title of Master Painter. Ironically, she went to SCAD to improve her painting skills but graduated using, almost exclusively, non-traditional materials that she presents in the language of painting. With a background in mural work, she has transferred this impulse and continues to fill and transform spaces.
Levinson’s work is shown in the Michael S. Cettei Memorial Library in Donaghay Hall at Salem Community College through December. Library hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
Caption: “Whippen Repetition” by Max Levenson (2018), piano parts, installation dimensions vary. Levenson’s exhibit is featured in Salem Community College’s Michael S. Cettei Memorial Library in Donaghay Hall through December.