DeLap is best known for his minimalist painting and abstract sculpture, often informed by his intimate study of magic and illusion. Born in Oakland in 1927, DeLap helped found the studio art department at UC Irvine where he taught from 1964 to 1991.
DeLap regularly contributes his works to the museum’s art auctions and served as a consultant for “Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California 1964-1971,” the critically acclaimed fall museum exhibit included in the regionwide “Pacific Standard Time” exhibition.
DeLap joins Curt Biddulph, Robert Braun, Jane Hanauer, Bob Hayes, Mark Hilbert, and Thomas Stiles II, all of whom have been elected to the board during the past six months.
(Photo: LB Indy archive: Oct. 26, 2011)