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Visit the La Salle University Art Museum!

August 3, 2011

There is only 1 week left to visit the La Salle University Art Museum’s current exhibit by Jeremy Waltman and Matt Miley titled “When She Strikes”!

This collaborative installation combines different media to create, as stated by Waltman, “a multi-self-portrait…dealing with impact”. The impact is truly large as two 6×16 foot drawings along with video and sound are jolting, and inspire all of your senses to take note!

La Salle University Art Museum, located at 1900 W Olney Ave

Miley describes the original concept for the project as “an intellectual response to emotional events that mirror the dance party.” Miley’s drawing references Hurricane Katrina. The artist is from the area damaged by the hurricane and he sees events and relationships in his own life closely tied to that event and its aftermath.  Waltman, who teaches in La Salle University’s Digital Arts Program, asks “what happens when you take on damage? How do you deal with it? Do you wilt? Are you destroyed? Do you overcome it? And then if you do overcome it, what will you do then?” Waltman summarizes that in this work both artists are looking at “events that can either transform you or destroy you.”

“When She Strikes” is one of the more eclectic displays in the Art Museum. The museum prides itself on its comprehensive collection of European and American art from the Renaissance to the present, and it strives to document this history with examples of most of the major art movements with a wide selection of subjects. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum owns a number of special collections that are not regularly viewed. The largest of these is the works on paper collection. Smaller holdings include groups of rare illustrated Bibles, Japanese prints (19th-20th centuries), Indian miniatures, African carvings and implements, Pre-Colombian pottery and Ancient Greek ceramics. However, although different, Miley & Waltman’s piece fits into the exciting yet intimate feel of this art gallery.

The musuem is open Monday-Thursday 9AM-5PM. For more information visit our website.

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