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“Intuitive/Systemic Symmetries”

Release Date:
2/7/2012 11:57 AM

UNH Seton Art Gallery Presents an Exploration into a Universal Language

University of New Haven: John Arabolos, Heidi Lewis Coleman

MelitaeaphoebeVMPR-1X1 (left, right) by John Arabolos; Catheña (center) by Heidi Lewis Coleman


The Seton Gallery at the University of New Haven will present John Arabolos and Heidi Lewis Coleman’s “Intuitive/Systemic Symmetries,” a collection of photographs and works on paper from Feb. 21 through Mar. 19.


A resident of West Haven, Arablolos is a professional designer and artist in residence at the University of New Haven, Department of Visual Arts. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford and obtained his Masters of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute of Design in Brooklyn, N.Y. Coleman, a resident of Stamford, received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington in Seattle, an associate’s degree from the New York School of Design, and studied art at the Parsons School of Art and Design in New York.


Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, Saturday from 11 p.m. to 2 p.m.

An opening reception will take place on Thursday, Mar. 1 from 5-8 p.m. The event is open and free to the public.


Seton Art Gallery, University of New Haven


Artists John Arabolos and Heidi Lewis Coleman both explore existence of a universal aesthetic language among their works that point to a similarity between the ways they perceive art in nature. Using different concepts and methods, they create their works from similar visual perspectives. Coleman’s approach relies on her subconscious to generate images using a variety of tools on Thai paper, which incorporate natural fibers, bits of bark and leaves. Arabolos uses symmetry to digitally reorganize his photographs from nature. His images attempt to find patterns in the way we perceive and understand our environment, and gain insight into how we process this knowledge. Both artists deconstruct and reconstruct the images they create, resulting in common themes, parallels, and symmetries between their works.

For more information, contact Kerry O’Grady, director of the Seton Gallery, at or 203-932-6065/6068.