The Walsh Gallery presents
SUNDAY JUNE 1 – THURSDAY JULY 10, 2014
SNEAK PREVIEW – SUNDAY JUNE 1ST 11 – 4PM
OPENING RECEPTION – THURSDAY JUNE 5TH 5 – 9PM
The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University presents “Anamnesis,” a group exhibition illuminating the theme of memory. The exhibit taps into this time-honored art historical topic through a contemporary framework. Featuring artists Arianna Carossa, Michelle Mackey, Kara L. Rooney, Shuli Sadé and Gerald Slota, the show approaches the theme with a variety of media and personal interpretations. The exhibition is curated by Jeanne Brasile, Director of the Walsh Gallery.
Carossa’s research-based art practice is not specific to a singular medium or discipline. Her interests lie in revealing the disruptions between reality and fiction. Mackey’s paintings coalesce a variety of sensory inputs and imagery that trigger associations with time and space. Rooney’s installation mines subliminal audience response by digging into personal and collective experience. Working in the realm where art and science intersect, Sadé’s photographic and video works are the result of her collaborations with neuroscientists. Photographer Slota uses appropriated photographs, altered to create a psychological tension referring to cultural preoccupations with family, childhood and nostalgia. Curator Jeanne Brasile notes that she selected artists approaching the subject through what she refers to as “memory practices,” which are elastic in nature and interdisciplinary in practice.
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 – Thursday.