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June 20, 2011

When She Strikes, an Exhibition by Jeremy Waltman and Matt Miley, Begins June 21 at the La Salle University Art Museum

When She Strikes, an exhibition featuring the works of Jeremy Waltman and Matt Miley, will be on view at the La Salle University Art Museum from June 21 to August 11, 2011. The opening reception will be Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The exhibition and opening reception is free and open to the public.

This collaborative installation by Waltman and Miley comprises two large-scale 6 by 16 foot long drawings, video, and sound.  “My drawings are about events and relationships that mirror Hurricane Katrina. I considered a lot of the events in my life around that same time. Since I’m from that area (the Gulf Coast), I am closely tied to what happened,” said Miley.

Waltman, who teaches in La Salle’s Digital Arts Program, calls his drawing “a giant multi-self-portrait dealing with impact.” “What happens when you take on damage? How do you deal with it? Are you destroyed? And then if you do overcome it, what way do you do that?” said Waltman. According to Waltman, for When She Strikes, both artists are looking at “events that can either transform you or destroy you.”

“In this exhibition, these emerging artists combine the more traditional technique of drawing with the use of video,” said Carmen Vendelin, Curator of Art for the Art Museum. “Each artist’s drawing will hang on opposite walls of the gallery, and the video will be projected across the space so viewers will become part of the work as they cross through the projection.”

The La Salle University Art Museum is located on the lower level of Olney Hall on La Salle’s campus. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and weekends by appointment. Admission is free, though donations are accepted.

About The La Salle University Art Museum:

The La Salle University Art Museum began in 1965 as a study collection for the University’s art history majors. It opened in its current location, on the lower level of Olney Hall, in 1976.  The collection has grown as a result of acquisitions and donations from friends and collectors. The museum houses more than 4,000 objects and is currently the only university in the Philadelphia area to own a permanent display of paintings, drawings, and sculptures from the Renaissance to the present.