michelle mackey

ANAMNESIS - a group show at Seton Hall University

Please join me at the opening on June 5th, 5-9 pm


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.

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

There’s a New Jersey Transit train from 33rd Street to South Orange.  Make sure that the train is not the express which bypasses the South Orange station.  From there it’s a short walk of about 10 – 15 minutes to campus.  Here are the numbers for two taxi services in case:  973-378-3939 or 973-762-5700.