(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University’s South Orange campus presents “Seeing Red” from September 4 through October 20, 2018. The exhibit examines the many artistic, cultural, political and religious connotations of the color red using books, works on paper, religious items, textiles and artworks of various mediums.
Materials from the Msgr. William Noé Field Archives and Special Collections Center, the Seton Hall University Permanent Collection and the Newark Public Library complement the artworks of Angelica Bergamini, Pasquale Cuppari, Eric Jiaju Lee, Ben Jones, Heejung Kim, Carole Loeffler, Yuli Sung and Peter Treiber on display in the exhibition.
Curators Meghan Brady and Alexandra Henderson invite visitors to examine the multiplicity of meanings associated with the color to see it in new and familiar ways. The exhibition is accompanied by a public art installation of Carole Loeffler’s “Granny Graffiti” which will be on display at the Walsh Gallery as well as nearby in Newark.
“The color red is truly significant,” Henderson remarked. “While it has many distinct meanings across the world, commonalities can also be found.”
“The structure and interdisciplinary nature of the exhibition encourage a dialogue between these varied associations across themes and cultures,” Brady added.
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Visitors on campus during Seton Hall Weekend on October 20, 2018, will have the opportunity to take a gallery tour with the curators at 1 p.m. The curators will lead visitors around the gallery, giving more in-depth information about the objects and themes included in the show and answering visitor questions. The event is free and open to the public.
- Color Red Examined in Interdisciplinary Exhibition: September 4 – October 20, 2018
- Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Guided Tour with the Curators: Saturday, October 20 at 1 p.m.
For more information, see www.shu.edu/walshgallery. The Walsh Gallery is open 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday—Friday. Seton Hall University is located at 400 S. Orange Avenue, South Orange, New Jersey, 07079.
IMAGE by Heejung Kim; Variation of Celestial Mandalas #3; ink and marker on watercolor paper; 8” x 8”; 2017
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