“Urban Fabric” by artist Heidi Nam

Inspired by natural rock formations, grid patterns, and the constant evolution of urbanity, Heidi Nam’s collage and multi-media works explore the crossroad between the organic and the metropolitan. Nam’s enamorment of urban development is influenced by both personal and artistic experience, and it is reflected in both her work and her artistic process.

On a 2011 trip to her childhood home in Korea, Nam found the small village of her memory replaced by new development and modernity. Although in many cases the new had completely replaced the old, in some instances, new development was simply layered over the small village’s history. This melding of what was and what could be, paired with her fascination with scape, pattern, and repetition, serves as the fuel on the fire for Nam’s artistic experiment.

To create these pieces, Nam deconstructs her own silkscreen and woodblock prints, drawings, photos, and paintings, and reconstructs the fragments to form new, unique urban landscapes. This construction of the new from the old symbolizes the evolution of urban space. Nam’s multi-faceted work is layered with experience, depth, and variation.

– Devon D’Andrea
Gallery Exhibition Research Assistant

2014-2015 Gallery

“Minimal Landscapes”
Alex Losett
Philadelphia, PA


“B-sides”
Adam Ledford
Philadelphia, PA


“Gabion”
Lindsay Carone
Rhode Island


“The Landscape Before Me: Cape Cod”
James Abbott
Ardmore, PA


“Quantum One”
Paintings by Sky Kim
Jersey City, NJ


2015 Senior Art Majors


“Bridging Cleveland”
Vaughn Wascovich
Commerce, Texas

2013-2014 Gallery

Melissa Wilkinson
Bono, Arkansas

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“Boat”  india ink on paper 43 x 59″  2009


Tom Bendtsen
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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“Conversation #5” detail   8,000 books   2013


Deborah Zlotsky
Delmar, New York

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“Vumb” powdered graphite on mylar  60″ x 48″ 2011


Matthew Christopher
Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania


Jay Walker
Philadelphia, PA


“Contemporary Art and Social Justice”
curated by SJU Art History Professor, Emily Hage, PhD
featuring the work of Glen Saks, Sarah McEneaney, Susan Hagen, Daniel Heyman


2014 Senior Art Majors

 

2012-2013 Gallery

Laura Watt
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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“Mandala Crossed #4”    oil/linen   2009


Meghan Cox
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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“Posey”    Oil on canvas mounted on panel   2012   11 x 14″


Peter Miraglia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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“Celine” Archival Pigment Print  20 x 16″


Rachel Rotenberg
Baltimore, Maryland

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Sukjin Choi
Harrisonburg, VA

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“Recollection Installation”   porcelain, stones, sand, paint   2012


2013 Senior Art Majors

Madelon Crosson     Germantown, TN (digital photo)

Nehru Ganeish     Singapore (digital photo)

Nora McGuire     Summit, NJ (digital photo)

Lisa Sucharski     Springfield, PA (painting)

2011-2012 Gallery

Exhibition
Inaugural Exhibition of the University Gallery at Merion Hall

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Ellie Brown
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Charlee Brodsky
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Veronica Byun
Patterson, NJ

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“Shimmering Sea at Sunset”   white stoneware, silver trim   36h x 56w x 10″d


Kip Deeds
Newtown, PA

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2012 Senior Art Majors

Darby Cotter (ceramics), Cara Howell (digital photography), Evan DiPaola (digital photography), Tina Eccleston (ceramics), Maegan Marin (ceramics), Megan Brady (painting), Holly Colaguori (painting), Laura Colussi (digital photography), Kaitlin Ammirati (painting) 

2010-2011 Gallery

C. Pazia Mannella
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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“I’ll Be Your Mirror” Mirror paillettes with viewer participation 2009


Jay McClellan
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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“Stephanie, Tip, Honey and Drew”  Acrylic on canvas 96″ x 84″ 2010


Michael Angelotti
Erie, Pennsylvania

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Daniel Kariko
Greenville, NC

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“Iteration, Sulfur Mine Island, Louisiana”  20″ x 24″  2006  Archival Inkjet Print


Morgan Craig
Philadelphia, PA

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Vestige of Consequence  72″ x 84″  Oil on Linen  2010

 


2011 Senior Art Majors

Aimee Chegwidden (ceramics), Jon Dorfman (film), Ashley Fennimore (ceramics),
Mary Cate Fox (photography), Adam Hutchison (film), Alyssa Maywalall (photography),
Julian Phillips (photography), Daphne Rogers (mosaics), Claire Ryan (painting),
Colleen Smith (painting), Priya Sorathia (film)

2009-2010 Gallery

Alison Stigora
West Chester, Pennsylvania

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“MorningStar” 8′ X 8′ X 8′ Burnt wood 2009


Sarah Steinwachs
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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“Between Spaces” 6″ x 6″ x 1″ hand-cut paper, mixed media 2008


Chad Curtis
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

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“Cows” 2008


Lynn Rosenthal
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Elephant Ear Series


NCECA Exhibit
featuring work of Birdie Boone, Hiroe Hanazono, Ingrid Bathe, Gwendolyn Yoppolo

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“Tumblers”  Ingrid Bathe


2010 Senior Art Majors

Laura Borawski (pottery), Colin Broderick (clay), Kaitlyn Coppola (clay),
Mackenzie Fell (mixed media), Nyasha Hayes (art history), Regan Hillman (art history / gouache on paper),
Julianne Kelley (drawing), Vivienne Lawrence (ceramic sculpture), Nicole McMullen (digital photography),
Matthew Prusack (painting), Jeffrey Wallin (film / painting / sculpture)

2008-2009 Gallery

Kreydatus
Williamsburg, Virginia

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“Winter, Matoaka” 36″ X 36″ oil on board 2008


Julie Gawne
Rockport, Indiana

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“Prevent Damage I” 10″ x 15″ diptych mixed media on paper 2008


Ephraim Russell
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Patent Pending laser cut corregated cardboard discs


David Freese
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Big Sur, California 2002 Archival Ink Jet Print


Walter Plotnick
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

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Optical Bridge  18″ x 30″ Pigment Print


2009 Senior Art Majors

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Gina Cerbone (traditional photography), Mary Alexandra Curzi (painting), Philip J. DiWilliams (painting),
Lisa Hanson (drawing/painting), Malcolm J. Harkins (digital photography), Maris Hilferty (art history),
Yachiyo Kaneko (painting), Stephen Lorek (video), Bobby Morris (video),
Gabriele Petrillo (digital photography), Brittany Price (digital photography), Tony Toscani (painting),
Charles Tribe (digital photography), Jaci Seufert (painting), Anna Vascellaro (drawing/painting)

2007-2008 Gallery

Krista Steinke
Philadelphia, PA

  
“the apples grew ripe and fell to the ground” 22″ x 28″ digital C-Print

 
‘the better to see you with,’ she said” 28″ x 36″ digital C-Print”


    Donna Christine Kutz
Bensalem, PA

  
“Vulnerable” 26″ x 15″ x 20″ (left) “Restraint” 38″ x 24″ x 12″ (right)


Johanna Inman
Philadelphia, PA

 

 
“Untitled” 18″ x 24″ Archival Digital Print (top) “Lhasa Thibet” 24″ x 27″ Archival Ink Jet Print (bottom)


Babette Martino
Blue Bell, PA


“From Bridgeport to Norristown” 24″ x 42″ oil on panel


“Schuylkill River” 15″ x 18″ oil on panel


Ann Chwatsky
New York, NY


“When I Was A Girl I Thought I’d Be Protected ” 45″ x 25 “

 
“When I Was A Girl I Worried About Being Buried” 39″ x 40″


2008 Senior Art Majors

Alana Allan – painting (Shavertown, PA)
Nicole Allan – film (Shavertown, PA)
Adam Della Penna – mosaics / 3-D (Riverton, NJ)
Megan Eckley – musical theater (New Hanover Twp., PA)
Robert Ferguson – drawing / painting (Ft. Myers, FL)
Christie Green – mosaics (Blue Bell, PA)
Michael Kerrigan – photography (Franklin Lakes, NJ)
Elizabeth Lanteri – film (Hackensack, NJ)
Kaitlyn McCormick – mosaics (Brick, NJ)
Cassie Nentwig – vocal performance (Havertown, PA)
MaryColleen Norcia – mixed media (Seaside Park, NJ)
Kevin Ryan – music (Philadelphia, PA)
Jereme Scott – painting (Columbia, MD)
Ginene Szczepanski – painting (Gloucester Twp., NJ)