OPENING: September 4, 5-7 p.m. through the 24th, 2014
Upon first glance at Hanlyn Davies’s paintings, prints, and drawings, one can not help but notice repeated forms that seem to morph from one piece into the next through an exquisite use of light and shadow. Scale shifts and warping perspectives lead the viewer into dramatic, domestic spaces that seem to defy 90-degree logic and frame slivers in time. Familiar forms are juxtaposed with lines and patterns, delicately woven together in a master narrative.
“When clearing my childhood home, objects became triggers for memory,” says Davies. “Objects that might have appeared frozen in a particular time became lively and active ingredients in the present.”
Hanlyn Davies lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut. Born in Gorseinon, Wales, he attended Swansea College of Art and later earned his MFA from the Yale University School of Art. His work has been widely exhibited in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and it is represented in numerous public and private collections. The quality of Davies’ work has been acknowledged with the award of two Artist’s Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, along with other awards from the Massachusetts Arts Foundation, the Brandywine Offset Institute in Philadelphia, and Yaddo Colony. He is the recipient of an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Wales Swansea, and a Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he chaired the Department of Art for ten years.
F 12-4 p.m.
SAT 12-2 p.m.
SETON GALLERY is a triple L-shaped space nested within Dodds Hall. The gallery features the work of emerging artists and curators, faculty, and students in solo exhibitions, group shows, and public projects. Seton strives to present seven exhibitions a year that reflect the University’s strategic plan of encouraging diversity and promoting interdisciplinary practices.