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"Constructed Ecology" at Seton Gallery

Release Date:
8/22/2013 12:00 AM

Exhibit runs Sept. 19 - Oct. 26. Scroll down for photos from the opening 9/19.

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WEST HAVEN, CONN. – New Haven artists Michael Galvin and Kyle Skar will be featured at the University of New Haven’s Seton Art Gallery Sept. 19 – October 26. 

The Seton Art Gallery is located in Dodds Hall on UNH’s Main Campus, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven. The exhibit is free and open to the public. 

The exhibit, called “Constructed Ecology,” blurs the lines of the natural and engineered. “The installation encourages one to challenge their perception of curated and regulated spaces from that of nature and the wilderness,” said Laura Marsh, director of the Seton Gallery. The interdisciplinary project combines architecture, sculpture, digital media, and natural forms.

Galvin and Skar will be artists-in-residence at the Seton Gallery, working for one month to customize the space for the large-scale project. The artists have invited two local collaborators, Lisa Amadeo and Nicki Chavoya, to develop and project video content. Artist Gary Velush will customize an auditory piece in the exhibit as well.

“This interdisciplinary exhibition will produce a variety of sensory experiences,” Marsh said. “The exhibit aims to challenge the traditional views of exhibition space.”

Galvin is the gallery manager and visual arts coordinator at Artspace New Haven. He attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he earned a B.F.A. in painting with studies in furniture/industrial design, and the University of Hartford, where he received an M.F.A. in painting and sculpture. His work has been exhibited New York, Connecticut, Colorado and Georgia.

Skar’s work explores the atmosphere, environments and ecologies that modern society has created. His work often relates to the threshold between the natural and urban worlds. Skar earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. After receiving his Master of Architecture degree from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, he moved to New Haven to complete a year as an AmeriCorp VISTA volunteer. He works at Gregg Wies & Gardner Architects.

The Seton Art Gallery in open Monday through Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information, contact Laura Marsh, director of the Seton Gallery, at

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