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Artist Gil Scullion Exhibits Work at UNH’s Seton Art Gallery

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1/13/2014 9:00 AM
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Jan. 13, 2014
UPDATED Feb. 7, 2014

WEST HAVEN, CONN. – Visual artist Gil Scullion will be featured at the University of New Haven’s Seton Art Gallery Jan. 31 to Feb. 24.

Artist Talk is Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 from 1-2pm in the Gallery.

 Seton Gallery, Gil Scullion, Have-Have No, arts, 500px  Graphic courtesy of the artist

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.

An opening reception will take place on Friday, Jan. 31, from 4 - 7 p.m.

The exhibit, called “To Have-Have Not,” uses text and stenciled images to create a visual experience that addresses the unequal wealth distribution in America. “Scullion tackles the white space of the gallery and presents viewers with a tug of war, illustrating an ever-present struggle in an unbalanced economy,” says Laura Marsh, director of the Seton Gallery.

Scullion uses the tools of the working class such as cardboard, paint, staples and X-acto knives to create pieces of art. “In an effort to maintain this cash flow,” he states, “the economic elite have systematically reduced the number of jobs for those Americans who work with their hands.”

A Connecticut resident, Scullion has been exhibited throughout Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. He is an adjunct professor at Manchester (Conn.) Community College, where he teaches courses in modern art literature.

The Seton Art Gallery is open Monday through Wednesday, noon- 6 p.m.; Thursday, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, noon – 4 p.m.

For more information, contact Laura Marsh, director of the Seton Gallery, at lmarsh@newhaven.edu

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