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Jeremy Waltman and Matt Miley: When She Strikes, on view June 21 – August 11, 2011 at the La Salle University Art Museum. Opening reception, June 23, 2011, 5 to 7 p.m.
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, calls his drawing as a “multi-self-portrait…dealing with impact” He 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.”
Project trailer available at: http://www.vimeo.com/23514379
The La Salle University Art Museum is located on the lower level of Olney Hall on the campus of La Salle University at 19th St. and Olney Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and Sundays, 2-4 p.m. by appointment. Admission is free, though donations are accepted. Please call to schedule group visits. Special tours can be arranged. For further information call 215.951.1221 or visit our website at http://www.lasalle.edu/museum/.