Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University
400 S. Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ 07079
Contact: Jeanne Brasile, Director
Artist Exhibits new series of Minimalist Geometric Paintings Tom McGlynn: Standards November 5 – December 14, 2018 Opening Reception: Thursday, November 8, 5pm to 8pm The Walsh Gallery is pleased to present “Tom McGlynn: Standards” a new series of paintings comprised of permutations of shape, color and the interplay of these elements. Seemingly abstract, the art indexes numerous sources, including graphic design, commercial signage and mass marketing campaigns. McGlynn’s denial of an overt subject matter requires the viewer to draw upon their own inclinations, predispositions and aptitudes to make meaning of the artist’s open-ended arrays. Though McGlynn’s paintings are permeated with certain intentions, he is careful to avoid specific signification, providing an entry point for viewers that imbues his paintings with various interpretations. Notes Gallery Director, Jeanne Brasile “McGlynn’s work contains the residue of information that is familiar and culturally tangible, yet somehow slippery. His paintings give just enough information to provide access to viewers but leaves the specifics of interpretation unfixed.” Tom McGlynn is an artist, writer, and independent curator based in the NYC area. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, The Museum of Modern Art and The Cooper- Hewitt National Design Museum of the Smithsonian. He has been a contributing writer to The Brooklyn Rail since 2012. Currently a visiting lecturer at Parsons The New School for Design, McGlynn has also taught as an Assistant Professor at Castleton State College, Vermont, and as a visiting lecturer at the Mason Gross School of Fine Arts at Rutgers University, New Jersey. Seton Hall University’s beautiful main campus is located in suburban South Orange, New Jersey, and is only 14 miles from New York City — offering students a wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities. Seton Hall’s nationally recognized School of Law is prominently located in downtown Newark. The University’s new Interprofessional Health Sciences (IHS) campus in Clifton and Nutley, N.J. opened in the summer of 2018. The IHS campus houses Seton Hall's College of Nursing and School of Health and Medical Sciences as well as the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University. The Walsh Gallery is open 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday—Friday.