Sarah Hunter: Collected Curiosities
On view September 22 – December 8, 2011 at the La Salle University Art Museum. Opening reception, September 22, 2011, 5-7 p.m. Artist’s talk, November 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
The La Salle University Art Museum is happy to present the work of emerging Philadelphia artist Sarah Hunter this fall. Hunter offers whimsical depictions of toy animals in settings defined by flat planes reminiscent of the spatial arrangement of dioramas. (Hunter has worked at the Academy of Natural Sciences and her interest in the display of scientific “curiosities” is evident in her paintings.) Mammals, birds, and dinosaurs play, fight and roam through natural and urban landscapes. Her work explores the tension between two and three dimensions. Structures, mountains, and animals are flattened and set against shadows that make the surfaces appear as flat as paper placed in a convincingly stage-like space.
This will mark the first solo art museum exhibition for Hunter who has been showing her work regionally in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey in both group and solo gallery exhibitions.
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 weekends 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/.