First Friday, May 5, 5-9 pm
Artist Reception: Sunday May 7, 2-4 pm
In Drawing Wilfred Owen, Cone presents work based on the poems of Wilfred Owen, one of the British "Trench Poets" of World War I. After a pause of several years, she returned to the poems and made a journey to the battlefields from Verdun, France to the Menin Gate, a monumental portal in Ypres, Belgium that honors the 54,395 missing Commonwealth war dead killed in the Ypres Salient. It was through the original city gate at the site that British and American soldiers left for the front. Having come of age during the Vietnam War, Cone finds that the poetry of the Great War is incredibly powerful and resonates with her. She translates this feeling into her visual work. Her show includes pastel drawings, photographs, and mixed media.
Cone has an MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Prior to that, she was a fine art photographer working in platinum and palladium. Cone has exhibited extensively in Philadelphia, the Tri-State area and around the country including Maryland, Texas, New York City, and New Orleans. Her work is in collections in the Delaware Art Museum, and the art galleries of the University of Notre Dame and Vassar College, as well as in corporate collections.