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Abstract Art at Seton Gallery

Release Date:
3/22/2012 12:00 AM

University of New Haven: Geoffrey Detrani, Events
Geoffrey Detrani, Sinecure
Pencil, ink, acrylic on paper mounted to panel, 15x48"

WEST HAVEN, CONN.  – The Seton Gallery at the University of New Haven will exhibit abstract artworks by Alyse Rosner and Geoffrey Detrani from March 27 through April 20.

The Rosner-Detrani exhibit explores gestural lines, fragmentation, paint drips, rubbings and multi-layered approaches to art.

Detrani’s work relies on shifting perspectives and abstract forms. Each piece of art is its own layered habitat, receding in space and revealing that each shape is applied with a thin layer of acrylic.

“The artist is interested in how developments in technology and human expression inform our understanding of the natural world,” says Laura Marsh, director of the Seton Gallery.

Rosner’s work explores delicate mark-making, rubbings and biomorphic forms that spiral, overlap and almost spill out into the viewer’s space.

“Materials in the artist’s own habitat inspire her,” Marsh says. “Rosner acquires rubbings from her home such as the wood grain from her pressure-treated deck.  She uses a Japanese paper called yupo, which is green and recalls our associations with toxicity and the unnatural.”

Alyse Rosner, 500 px
Alyse Rosner, Frantic calm, 2011
Graphite, fluid acrylic and ink on yupo, 60”x55”

The opening reception on Thursday, March 29, will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The gallery is located in the Dodds Building on the UNH Main Campus, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven.

For more information, please call 203-931-6065.

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