CommArts 16th Annual Student Art & Design Exhibition

Every year the Walsh Gallery hosts CommArts’ Annual Student Art & Design Exhibition. This year, despite the closure of the gallery due to COVID-19, we still want to honor the work of our students, especially some selections from students of the graduating class of 2020.

View the full digital exhibition at the_space.

Jonathan Petiote (SHU 2020)
Bioluminescent Jellyfish
Class: Drawing As Design
Professor Kolankowski
This project was to use Prismacolor colored pencils and create a luminescent bright colored environment in black paper. My focus was to have a setting of sea creatures such as jellyfish.Jellyfish are the types of sea life that makes colorful lights at the ocean.

Andrew Cates (SHU 2020)
Design Practicum
Professor Krus
This self-portrait series stemmed out of frustration with not being able to have a traditional graduation in May. I wanted to try and capture some of the emotion that myself and some other graduates would be feeling, and also show what a graduation would look like if it did happen right now. I hope I’ve showed some of the longing our graduating class feels for the reward of hearing your named called and walking across the stage with my current events take on the classic graduation portrait.

Claire Evans (SHU 2020)
Cooped Up
Social Impact Design
Professor Lhowe
Cooped up is a project visually and interactively communicating the plight of industrially farmed chickens. The aim is to bring the audience face to face with uncomfortable truths, inspire action, and promote awareness.

Luis Barreiros (SHU 2020)
Light in a Bottle
Design Practicum
Professor Krus
In this assignment I was tasked with making a design of anything I wanted while 3D modeling and render it with an animation. For this I chose to model a particle effect going into a bottle, once the light effect from the particles I was creating reached the bottle I made it so that it would “over flow” increasing the light intensity and basically “burn” the screen to end the animation.

New Online Exhibits from Walsh Gallery

Walsh Gallery recently added three major collections to Google Arts and Culture, the D’Argenio Coin Exhibit 1 (Early coins), the D’Argenio Coin Exhibit 2 (Roman coins), and an exhibit of Native American BasketryGoogle Arts and Culture is a rapidly growing site that displays highlights from over 2,000 museums and private collections. Its app, which can be downloaded from Google Play or the Apple Store, allows the visitor to interact with the artwork through AI features like virtual tours and exhibits.

The D’Argenio Collection, which consists of 427 rare coins from ancient Greece, the Roman Republic, the Roman Empire and Byzantium was donated to the university by Ronald D’Argenio MS’76/JD’79. The collection allows us to trace the relationship of the earliest Roman coins of the Republican period to its immediate Greek predecessors.  It includes coins with images of Julius Caesar, the first Roman leader to have his portrait represented on a piece of currency.

We also see his imperial successors over the next three centuries represented, including the infamous Caligula and Nero.  Byzantine coins in the collection from the fourth to fourteenth centuries AD demonstrate the changes in design –including the introduction of full-faced portraits– once the capital of the Roman Empire shifted from Rome to Constantinople.  The exhibit can be accessed through Google Arts and Culture Walsh Gallery’s main page and the coins can be found through searches in Google Arts and Culture’s main interface, allowing the coins from Seton Hall’s collection to be seen in the context of numismatics collections around the world.

Google Arts and Culture also displays highlights from Seton Hall’s one-time University Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology Collection, now stewarded by Walsh Gallery.  This museum contained an extensive collection of Native American material culture, collected and sometimes excavated by archaeologist J. Kraft. Kraft was an expert in the Lenape tribe of New Jersey, but his collection encompassed materials from Native American peoples across the Americas.  The basket exhibit shows some of the finest examples of the craft in Seton Hall’s collection.

 

14th Annual Fine Arts Student Exhibition @ the Walsh Gallery

Everyone is invited to experience College of Communication and the Arts’ 14th Annual Fine Arts Student Exhibition @ the Walsh Gallery

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Walsh Gallery exhibition is reviewed in Critically Acclaimed Digital Magazine

The Walsh Gallery‘s recent exhibition “Mirrors of Midcentury French Culture” was reviewed in the renowned web magazine, artcritical.

Marguerite Louppe, Les Trois Chevalets, n.d. Oil on canvas, 116 x 89 cm
Marguerite Louppe, Les Trois Chevalets, n.d. Oil on canvas, 116 x 89 cm

The exhibition examined the public and private lives of husband and wife painters, Maurice Brianchon and Marguerite Louppe, both of whom lived and workedin France in the pivotal time leading up to World War II, through the late 1970’s. The exhibition was curated by David Hirsh and William Corwin.

Maurice Brianchon, Bal Masqué, 1948. Oil on canvas, 33 x 55 cm
Maurice Brianchon, Bal Masqué, 1948. Oil on canvas, 33 x 55 cm

Read the review:

http://www.artcritical.com/2018/03/25/charlotta-kotik-on-marguerite-louppe-and-maurice-brianchon/

Maurice Brianchon, Conversation à la Plage, c.1951. Gouache, 32 x 23 cm
Maurice Brianchon, Conversation à la Plage, c.1951. Gouache, 32 x 23 cm

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MARKING TERRITORY

20”x 17” paper, wood, paint, 2013 Image: © 2005 Mimi Weinberg
20”x 17” paper, wood, paint, 2013
Image: © 2005 Mimi Weinberg

Walsh Gallery Exhibition:

MARKING TERRITORY
Monday, November 11 – Friday, December 13
Opening Reception Thursday, November 14 – 5pm to 9pm

Gallery Talk:                                                             Andrew Kapochunas discusses “The Influence of Maps on Society and Contemporary Art” Wednesday, Nov. 13 – 2 to 3:15pm 

The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University presents “Marking Territory,” a group exhibition co-curated by Alycia Piazza and Erin Healy, graduate students in the university’s Museum Professions program. The exhibition features artworks created with repurposed maps, enabling artists to explore a variety of socio-political implications.  The exhibition includes metropolitan-area artists Aileen Bassis, Wenye Fang, Joshua Knoblick, Zannah Marsh, Disnarda Pinilla, Nyugen Smith and Mimi Weinberg.  Their diverse backgrounds and perspectives stimulate a dialogue on the implications of superimposing lines on land.

Maps drawn by cartographers and artists have influenced the human understanding of the world from their inception.  Maps are not static objects, they are ever-changing to reflect the knowledge, beliefs and circumstances of the people who use and create them. “Like many official documents, maps are something we often take at face value — an essential truth. But as this group of artists demonstrates, maps are far more than simple diagrams or way-finding tools” say co-curators Piazza and Healy. The artists involved in “Marking Territory” have used a variety of media to manipulate maps and highlight themes potentially lost between the lines. Topics addressed in the show include colonialism, identity politics, economic growth and decline, biology, memory and social interaction.

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. Seton Hall University is located at 400 S. Orange Avenue, South Orange, New Jersey, 07079.  The Walsh Gallery is open 10:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. For more information, see www.shu.edu or call the Walsh Gallery at 973-275-2033.  All events are free and open to the public.

The Walsh Gallery is open 10:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday.                               For more information, see www.shu.edu or call the Walsh Gallery at 973-275-2033. Contact: Jeanne Brasile, Gallery Director 973-275-2033 or jeanne.brasile@shu.edu
Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University • 400 S. Orange Avenue • South Orange, NJ 07079

Cell Mates

FREDETTE  A Pattern of Connections detail -Lorrie Fredette A Pattern of Connections (detail) beeswax, tree resin, muslin, brass, steel, wood, nylon line, 3’8” x 36’ x 4’, 2013. Image courtesy of the artist

Contact: Jeanne Brasile,  jeanne.brasile@shu.edu
Monday, June 3 – Thursday, July 18, 2013 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 6 – 5pm to 9pm South Orange/Maplewood Open Studios, Sunday June 2, 11am – 4pm
The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University presents “Cell Mates” two group exhibitions curated by Jeanne Brasile, Gallery Director and Lisbeth Murray, Independent Guest Curator. The exhibitions feature artists working on the cusp of art and science by integrating methodologies or concepts borrowed from science. A wide range of topics related to cellular forms will be presented, creating a discursive exploration into microorganisms and concerns derived from their study. Aside from addressing modes of creation inspired by science, the strategy of creating two shows on the same topic, side-by-side, will similarly articulate the creative nature of curatorial practice and how two curators, using the same narrative framework can come to very different aesthetic and thematic conclusions. Lisbeth Murray, currently with Robert Miller Gallery, notes “I am particularly interested in how artists obscure or pronounce the delineation between artistic and scientific practices. There is a notable emphasis on curiosity that is common to both professions.” Cell Mates curated by Jeanne Brasile features artists; Gabe Benzur, Matt Drissell, Jordan Eagles, Sarah Fattori, Lorrie Fredette, Laura Gravenstine, Marianne Hamel & Nikki Johnson, Phil Hastings, Jeanne Heifetz, Caitlin McCormack, Vikki Michalios and Shuli Sadé. Lisbeth Murray’s exhibition includes artists Suzanne Anker, Jordan Eagles, Lorrie Fredette, Phil Hastings, Jeanne Heifetz, Taehee Kim, Hyungsub Shin, Amanda Thackray, Linda Tien and Joyce Yamada. The included artists work in a variety of media including sculpture, painting, digital photography, installation and other mixed-media formats. A full color exhibition catalogue is available at the Walsh Gallery. 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. Seton Hall University is located at 400 S. Orange Avenue, South Orange, New Jersey, 07079. The Walsh Gallery is open 10:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Thursday.

 

 

 

 

PLAY BALL!

 

PLAY BALL!

Seton Hall Art Gallery Exhibit Highlights Biggio, Berra, Jeter
and the Teams and Players Who Inspired A Century of Seton Hall Baseball

Walsh Gallery – October 23 – December 7, 2012
Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 23, 6 to 9 p.m.

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ (October 4, 2012) — Sports artist James Fiorentino’s portrait of Seton Hall star player and Houston Astros catcher, Craig Biggio, will be featured in Play Ball! — a new exhibit opening at the University’s Walsh Gallery on Tuesday, October 23, with a reception open to the public from 6 to 9 p.m. Running through December 7, Play Ball! highlights a century of baseball history at Seton Hall and the professional players including Biggio, Derek Jeter, Thurman Munson and Yogi Berra, who inspire and contribute to the New York-New Jersey baseball culture.
In addition to original art works by Mr. Fiorentino and sports artist Anthony Capparelli, the exhibit features cultural objects from the sports collection of Ed Lucas, and student history objects from the Seton Hall University’s Athletics Department and the Department of Archives and Special Collections.
Original works by both artists and giclée prints of select artworks will be available for purchase by visitors. Proceeds will benefit the Ed and Allison Lucas Scholarship Foundation, which supports Seton Hall students with disabilities.
Alumnus Ed Lucas ’62 Turned his Passion for Baseball into a Reporting Career — and into a Wide Network of Friends and Fans.  In spite of being blind for the last 55 years, Ed Lucas has covered the New York area sports scene as a reporter/broadcaster since 1964. Ed lost vision in both eyes during a sandlot baseball game near his home when he was struck between the eyes by a wicked line drive.  In 1958, just seven years after losing his sight, Ed enrolled at Seton Hall University, graduating four years later with a degree in communications (one of the first blind students in the country to do so).  Today, Ed Lucas continues to inspire others and show people, both disabled and non-disabled, that there are no true handicaps in life.
The different artistic styles of Mr. Fiorentino and Mr. Capparelli capture the professional players and stadiums that have appealed to local fans. Seton Hall baseball is depicted alongside these artworks and suggests the influence of professional leagues on students.
“We wish to convey to visitors that the achievements of professional baseball players encourage and inspire others to strive for success using their own unique talents,” stated curators Greg Ferrara and Cori Linville.
Paintings by Mr. Fiorentino feature a self-crafted watercolor technique and his artwork has been displayed in multiple sports institutions, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Mr. Capparelli practices many painting styles and currently teaches art classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Seton Hall University.
While the reception is free to the public, since light refreshments will be served, an RSVP is appreciated by contacting Reesey Mitchell at 973.378.9851 or Sheresia.mitchell@shu.edu.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is recommended that off-campus visitors call to confirm gallery hours prior to visiting. For more information, please call 973.275.2033 or http://academic.shu.edu/libraries/gallery.
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.
(Editors Note: For Interviews or Press Credentials, please contact Laurie Pine at 973.378.2638 or laurie.pine@shu.edu)

Linear Thinking

Monday June 6th – Thursday, July 19th, 2012
Opening Reception:
Thursday, June 7th – 5pm to 9pm

The Walsh Gallery is pleased to present “Linear Thinking,” a group exhibition curated by Jeanne Brasile. Thematically, the show is an exploration of the power and potential of the line. This investigation of a single, privileged formal element demonstrates the various attributions that can be imparted to the line including architectonics, vectors, inter-connectivity, data transmission, scientific and historical studies, and line as pure form. Each of the participating artists has a unique perspective that provides a rich dialogue on a seemingly limited subject.
Participating artists include Gianluca Bianchino, William Cromar, Jillian Clark, Lorrie Fredette, Jones and Roa, Nick Lamia, Bernard Sloco and Injoo Whang. This international line-up of artists work in numerous media including
installation, drawing, sculpture and painting. The inclusion of both two and three dimensional work provides another framework through which to interpret the line, inviting viewers to further reconsider the possibilities of visual language and phenomenology.

Jones and Roa, Tephra Drawings, charcoal on paper, 24” x 36”, 2011

 

 

 

Jones and RoaTephra Drawings,charcoal on paper, 24” x 36”, 2011

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. Seton Hall University is located at 400 S. Orange Avenue, South Orange, New Jersey, 07079. The Walsh Gallery is open 10:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

Crossroads: A Shifting Landscape – Opening Reception: Thursday, January 26 – 5pm to 9pm

Monday January 17 through February 17, 2012

Contact: Jeanne Brasile
Tel. 973-275-2033 Email: jeanne.brasile@shu.edu

 

Travis Childers “Brickscapes” bricks, model train landscaping material, foam, gel medium(installation with 30 bricks arranged in grid like pattern on floor); dimensions variable, 2011 image courtesy of Barry Jones

 

The Walsh Gallery is pleased to present “Crossroads: A Shifting Landscape” a multi-media group exhibition of contemporary landscape art curated by Jesse Gordon and Emily Ozga. The included artists address contemporary innovations in the landscape genre visually, thematically and through the use of alternative media. Artwork included in the exhibition also emphasizes the changing role of landscape art in the present day as a platform for socio- political discourse as opposed to a verisimilitude of the natural world. The curators developed this exhibition as a response to the traditional objectives of the genre, demonstrating contemporary concerns about the world we inhabit.

Featured artists include Louise Barry, Carol Chave, Travis Childers, Raquel A. Foote, Richard Gilles, Mikhail Gubin, William Hudders, Nina Jordan, Suzy Kopf, Jeremy Rosenstein Kortes, Franck Lesbros, Susan Maakestad, Jason Meyer, Bruce Pollock, Daniel Rosenbaum, Patrick Seufert, Susan Shaw, Rachel Sitkin, Ryan Thompson, Kati Vilim, Joe Waks and Sook Yoo. The selected artists include an international group, as well as artists from the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. An exhibition catalogue with an essay by the curators will be available at the Walsh Gallery.
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. Seton Hall University is located at 400 S.
Orange Avenue, South Orange, New Jersey, 07079.

The Walsh Gallery is open 10:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

Sacred Artifacts on Display in Walsh Gallery

Seton Hall University Museum Profession Graduate Candidates Danielle Shimkus and Pam Schwartz are co-curating an exhibition of sacred artifacts from Seton Hall’s special collections and from around the Archdiocese of Newark through Oct. 14 in the Walsh Gallery.
http://www.shu.edu/news/article/364333

For more information about the exhibit, THE WAY, THE TRUTH, THE LIFE: SACRED ARTIFACTS FROM THE SETON HALL COLLECTIONS