email@example.com Monday June 6th – Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 9 – 5pm to 9pm
The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University is pleased to present firstname.lastname@example.org, an annual exhibition of installation art in the Walsh Library’s arcade windows. Each year, Gallery Director Jeanne Brasile invites six artists from the New York metropolitan area to create site-specific work to be on view 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The exhibition engages viewers outside the traditional gallery setting, thus creating unexpected encounters with art. This year’s featured artists include; Gianluca Bianchino, Larry Dell Vandana Jain, Lester Johnson, Lorena La Grassa and Lori Merhige. The installations will occupy the arcade windows on the Walsh Library’s first and second floors .
Jeanne Brasile, curator, conceived this annual exhibition as a way to bring art to non-traditional audiences while at the same time providing opportunities for artists to test-run or refine existing ideas for installations. Notes Brasile, “Working in the window spaces presents a unique set of challenges and creative problem-solving techniques that are unnecessary in the more flexible gallery environment” said Brasile. “I am always excited to see how differently each artist addresses the issue of working in a well-defined space.”
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.