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


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