Organized by the Walsh Gallery in collaboration with the Merton D. Simpson Gallery
September 8, 2015 - October 12, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 17, 5pm - 9pm
Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Ave., South Orange, NJ 0707
Organized by the Walsh Gallery in collaboration with Merton D. Simpson Gallery, and curated by Jeanne Brasile, the exhibition brings together contemporary art with African sculpture from the Merton D. Simpson Gallery.
The goal is to articulate aspects of the sculpture using contemporary art as a vehicle to understand the importance of the sculpture in its original context.
Three paintings from Margaret Rose Vendryes’ The African Diva Project series, Sowei RuPaul, Dan Joan and Dyula Nina, are featured in the exhibition.
Artists: Chakaia Booker, Lucien Clergue, Willie Cole, Robert Lach, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou, So Yoon Lym,Ben F Jones, Merton Simpson, Charlee Swanson, Adejoke Tugbiyele, Margaret Rose Vendryes and Adrienne Wheeler
Exhibition Image: Margaret Rose Vendryes, Dan Joan, African Diva, 2008, 36" x 36", Oil and cold wax on canvas and paper. Collection of the artist.