Color red examined in interdisciplinary exhibition at Walsh Gallery

Photo Courtesy of Seton Hall University
Heejung Kim’s ‘Variation of Celestial Mandalas No. 3’ with ink and marker on watercolor paper

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University’s Walsh Gallery presents “Seeing Red,” an exhibit examining 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. The exhibit runs from Sept. 4 through Oct. 20, with an opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 9 p.m.

Materials from the Msgr. William Noe 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 said. “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 said.

Visitors on campus during Seton Hall Weekend on Saturday, Oct. 20, 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. For more information, visit www.shu.edu/walshgallery. The Walsh Gallery is open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, on the university’s campus, 400 South Orange Ave. in South Orange.

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