Ontogeny: work by Chantal deFelice

December 20, 2014 in Downtown Fullerton Art Walk

You are cordially invited to Hibbleton Gallery’s next exhibit entitled “Ontogeny: work by Chantal deFelice.” The opening reception is Firday, January 2, 2015 from 6-10pm during the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk.


Definition of ontogeny:

“Ontogeny (also ontogenesis or morphogenesis) is the origination and development of an organism, usually from the time of fertilization of the egg to the organism’s mature form. Yet, the term can be used to refer to the study of the entirety of an organism’s lifespan. Ontogeny pertains to the developmental history of an organism within its own lifetime, as distinct from phylogeny, which refers to the evolutionary history of a species.”

Artist’s statement:

The show will be composed of prints from ink drawings out of my sketchbooks, which I believe in general can act as a sort of ontogeny of an artist’s development. My references for this collection of drawings include: scientific textbooks, artworks from museum visits, botanical guidebooks, historical photos, and glimpses of my travels drawn from life.

These prints will be displayed as unframed posters, an affordable and accessible format that I have always been inspired by…paper taped onto bedroom walls is one of the simplest ways to create a portal to different worlds.

This opening will also be the release of a small zine I’m making, titled Ontogeny, composed of many of the same drawings.

Hope to see you there!


Hibbleton Gallery
Chantal deFelice
The Magoski Arts Colony
The Downtown Fullerton Art Walk