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Seton Gallery

University of New Haven Seton Art Gallery
↓ Current:  Lullaby Lament,  Hanlyn Davies, Yale Alum


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.


M-TH 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
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.

  1. Contact and Visit

    The gallery is open while school is in session. As the gallery is staffed by students with demanding schedules, we strongly advise visitors traveling from a distance to call before visiting.  

    Phone: 203.931.6068


    Parking on the University of New Haven campus can be difficult. Our visitors often have better luck parking on Campbell Ave. There is a concrete staircase leading from Campbell Ave into Dodds Hall, and the gallery is right at the top of the stairs on the second floor.

    If arriving from the UNH main entrance off Boston Post Road, take the first left hand turn. Available parking can be found in front of Maxcy Hall. You may also follow the road around to parking near Bartels Hall Student Center. Click here for directions to the main campus.

  2. Seton Profile

  3. APPLY

    Artists: If you would like to apply to be included in a group or solo exhibition at Seton or to be included in our campus collection, send your artist statement, proposal, bio, and CV with a web link to your website or blog.

    Curators: If you have an exhibition concept for a solo or group exhibit, please include a cover letter, proposal, CV or resume, and list of artists. 

    Send all materials via email to the Director, Laura Marsh:

    Note: Please do not call about your submission.  Seton operates a year ahead, and preferences are given to group shows.Seton is staffed by the Director and a small team of student interns, and we are always looking for artists and curators. We look forward to hearing from you!