PORTRAITURE: INSIDE OUT

Guarnaschelli, Dominic "The Space Inside One's Clothes"; latex and foam cast from artist's discarded clothing on glass and treadle sewing base; 36" x 32" x 28"; 2007-2010

PORTRAITURE: INSIDE OUT

February 28 – April 1, 2011

Opening Reception, Thursday, March 3 5pm to 9pm

The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University presents Portraiture: Inside Out, an exhibition of contemporary portraiture co-curated by Museum Professions Graduate Candidates Ruth Ballester, Whitney Fehl, and Lauren Thompson. Artist Ryan Roa will present stage a public intervention throughout the opening and documentation of the event will be on view for the remainder of the exhibition. All gallery events are free and open to the public. A full color exhibition catalogue will be available at the gallery. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10:30am to 4:30pm.

Portraiture: Inside Out examines public expressions of private identity through the display of multi-media works including performance and installation, pushing the limits of portraiture beyond traditional representations of the human form. Featured artists include Sarah Bliss, Dominic Guarnaschelli, Gwen Hardie, Jenny Hyde, Pat Lay, Greg Leshé, So Yoon Lym, Ryan Roa, Steve Rossi, Jesse Eric Schmidt, Travis LeRoy Southworth, Tonja Torgerson, Peter Whittenberger, Christine Wong Yap and Raphael Zollinger. The curators selected artists “for their progressive approach to a traditional art genre.”

For 150 years, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership, developing the whole student, mind, heart and spirit. Seton Hall combines the resources of a large university with the personal attention of a small liberal arts college. Its attractive suburban campus is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, with the wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities the city offers. Seton Hall is a Catholic university that embraces students of all races and religions, challenging each other to better the world with integrity, compassion and a commitment to serving others. For more information, see www.shu.edu. The Walsh Gallery is located in the University Library, 400 S. Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079. If you’d like more information about this exhibition, or to schedule an interview, please contact Jeanne Brasile, Gallery Director at 973-275-2033 or jeanne.brasile@shu.edu

Working in Wonder at The Walsh Gallery

Working in Wonder
January 18 – February 11, 2011
Opening Reception: January 27th, 2011

Symposium: Modern/Contemporary Art and the Curiosity Cabinet, February 5th, 2011, 10:00AM


“Working in Wonder,” a group exhibition, curated by Erin Gray, Danielle Schallom, and Edward Stapley-Brown, will be on view at The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University from January 18 through February 11, 2011.  “Working in Wonder” includes artwork in various media by artists that have been inspired by the Curiosity Cabinet, a historical era of collecting occurring between 1500 and 1700.  The exhibit explores the connection between man-made and natural objects or artificialia and naturalia.

Participating artists include: Lasse Antonsen, Paul Baumann,  Kathy Goodell, Tracy Heneberger, Heidi Jensen, Susan Napack, Roberto Osti, Lisa Perrin, Michael Sherwin, Paul Stout, David K. Thompson, Bill Westheimer and Kimberly Witham.  “Working in Wonder is an excellent example of the art historical impact of the curiosity cabinet seen through the contemporary art on display,” explained curators Erin Gray, Danielle Schallom, and Edward Stapley-Brown.   A full color catalogue will be available at the gallery.

A symposium, Modern/Contemporary Art and the Curiosity Cabinet, will take place in conjunction with the exhibition.  Lawrence Weschler, author of Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder, will give a keynote speech on “ A Natural History of Wonder.”  Other speakers will discuss topics such as Joseph Cornell, The Morbid Anatomy Library, and the work of Damien Hirst. The symposium will be held on the first floor of the Walsh Library in the Beck Room directly across from the Walsh Gallery.   Please RSVP for the symposium by calling 973-761-7966 or emailing museumgrad@shu.edu.  All events are free and open to the public.

For 150 years, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership, developing the whole student, mind, heart, and spirit.  Seton Hall combines the resources of a large university with the personal attention of a small liberal arts college.  Its attractive suburban campus is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, with the wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities the city offers.  Seton Hall University is a Catholic university that embraces students of all races and religions, challenging each other to better the world with integrity, compassion, and a commitment to serving others.  For more information, see www.shu.edu.  The Walsh Gallery is located on the campus of Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079.  For more information call 973-275-2033 or jeanne.brasile@shu.edu.  Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 10:30am to 4:30pm.

The Walsh Gallery Presents: Cuban Artists’ Books and Prints: 1985 – 2008

October 18 through December 10, 2010
Opening Reception – Thursday, October 21 5pm to 8pm


The Walsh Gallery, in collaboration with The Joseph A Unanue Latino Institute at Seton Hall University is proud to present “Cuban Artists’ Books and Prints: 1985 – 2008” a traveling exhibition on view October 18 to December 10, 2010. A related symposium will be held on November 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Walsh Gallery. The exhibit, curated by Dr. Linda S. Howe and the Wake Forest University Cuba Project Collective, features more than 130 books and objects from thirteen Cuban painters, photographers, sculptors, printmakers, multimedia artists, writers, and the Vigía Press. Works on display are by Sandra Ramos, Yoan and Iván Capote, Aglutinador (Sandra Ceballos and René Bravo Quintana), Ibrahim Miranda, Carlos Estévez, Rene Peña, Rocío García, J.A. Vincench, Olympya Ortiz, Danilo Moreno, and Tonel (Antonio Eligio Fernández) and Ediciones Vigía (the bookmaking cooperative and press from Matanzas, Cuba).
These works represent the artists’ personal responses to life in Cuba over the past two decades and reveal how their creativity and imagination have been shaped by occurrences such as the fall of the Soviet Union and the 1990’s Special Period of economic strife. According to Dr. Howe, “This exhibit is primarily about the ingenious resilience of the Cuban artists represented and how they express their experiences of life in Cuba, but it is also a testament to the service and entrepreneurial work of more than 200 Wake Forest students, faculty and staff over the years. Without them, this exhibit never would have happened.”
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10:30am to 4:30pm. If you require further information, contact Gallery Director, Jeanne Brasile at 973-275-2033, jeanne.brasile@shu.edu or view the Walsh Gallery website at http://academic.shu.edu/libraries/gallery/

DRIVING WITHOUT DESTINATION

The Walsh Gallery Presents
DRIVING WITHOUT DESTINATION
SEPTEMBER 7 –OCTOBER 2, 2010
OPENING RECEPTION – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 5PM TO 8PM

“Larry Ross – From Here to Here – acrylic on artboard – 2010” – courtesy of the artist

The Walsh Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition of contemporary art in collaboration with the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith and Culture. Exhibiting artists were inspired by an essay written by Dr. Dermot Quinn, in which he ponders the ramifications of global culture. Quinn’s essay reflects upon G.K. Chesterton’s seminal essay, “The Outline of Insanity” which although published in 1926, accurately predicts the effects of cultural and political homogeny. Curators, Tony Capparelli and Jeanne Brasile were motivated to produce the exhibition due to the timely subject matter that ponders the thought that “oneness” denies the beauty and glory of diversity in an increasingly homogenous world.

Participating artists include: Shannon Bellum, Ellen Denuto, Billy Friebele, Kathleen Gerard, Allan Gorman, Max Heller, So Yoon Lym, Tony Murray, Mary Ann Reilly, Ryan Roa, Larry Ross, Joan Sonnenfeld, Bill Westheimer and Heidi Younger. The artists were selected through an open call process and juried by the curators, Father Ian Boyd, C.S.B. and Director of the Chesterton Institute, Gloria Garafulich-Grabois and Dermot Quinn, Ph.D, Professor of History at Seton Hall University. The jury panel aimed to present a balance of themes and media in the exhibition. A symposium will take place on Saturday, October 2nd at 2pm in the Walsh Gallery. Speakers include Father Ian Boyd, who is also Editor of the Chesterton Review and Dr. Dermot Quinn. All events are free and open to the public.

The Walsh Gallery Presents “Tracy Heneberger – Animal Plant Mineral"

Exhibition: 6/7 – 7/22/2010 | Opening Reception:  6/10, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University is hosting a solo exhibition highlighting wall sculpture by artist Tracy Heneberger.  The show is a survey of three-dimensional art created by the artist over the past twelve years in various media including; bronze, wood, aluminum, stone and organic materials such as fish.  Heneberger often uses iterations of materials that organize smaller parts into a well-ordered whole of line, pattern, color and shape.  By combining natural elements in rhythmic ways, the end result is at once rich in detail, and yet elegantly simple.

Press release: http://www.shu.edu/news/article/279956