Disnarda Pinilla
Marking Territory Show
I am pleased to announce my participation in an upcoming group exhibition, Marking Territory at Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ from November 11 through December 13, 2013. Opening reception: Thursday, Nov. 14 5-9 pm.

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About my project:
Unfinished Conquest will be a series of multi-media drawings rendering representations of personal memories and experiences of life in Chile and the United States, in conjunction with historical facts, maps, and pop-culture elements from 1970’s Chilean society.

The purpose of this project is to provide an intimate visual setting for viewer exploration and dialogue through presentation of drawings and animation to show the significance of personal storytelling beyond the classification and boundaries that define any individual nation.

This series of drawings will familiarize viewers with a visual and sound aesthetic that will be represented in a particular narrative compiled in a small and short digital animation that will articulate each drawing with music and visual effects similar to TV shows played in Chile during the 1970’s.

Press Release:
Marking Territory
Monday, November 11 – Friday, December 13
Opening Reception Thursday, November 14

Gallery Talk: Andrew Kapochunas discusses
"The Influence of Maps on Society and Contemporary Art" Wednesday, Nov. 13 - 2 to 3:15pm

The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University presents “Marking Territory,” a group exhibition co-curated by Alycia Piazza and Erin Healy, graduate students in the university’s Museum Professions program. The exhibition features artworks created using maps re-purposed by artists to explore their socio-political impact. The exhibition includes metropolitan-area artists Aileen Bassis, Wenye Fang, Joshua Knoblick, Zannah Marsh, Disnarda Pinilla, Nyugen Smith and Mimi Weinberg. Their diverse backgrounds and perspectives stimulate a dialogue on the implications of superimposing lines on land.

Maps drawn by cartographers and artists have influenced the human understanding of the world from their inception. Maps are not static objects, they are ever-changing to reflect the knowledge, beliefs and circumstances of the people who use and create them. “Like many official documents, maps are something we often take at face value -- an essential truth. But as this group of artists demonstrates, maps are far more than simple diagrams or way-finding tools” say co-curators Piazza and Healy. The artists involved in “Marking Territory” have used a variety of media to manipulate maps and highlight themes potentially lost between the lines. Topics addressed in the show include colonialism, identity politics, economic growth and decline, biology, memory and social interaction.

For 150 years, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership, developing the whole student, mind, heart and spirit. Seton Hall combines the resources of a large university with the personal attention of a small liberal arts college. Its attractive suburban campus is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, with the wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities the city offers.

Seton Hall University is located at 400 S. Orange Avenue, South Orange, New Jersey, 07079. The Walsh Gallery is open 10:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. For more information, see www.shu.edu or call the Walsh Gallery at 973-275-2033. All events are free and open to the public.

Contact: Jeanne Brasile, Gallery Director 973-275-2033 or jeanne.brasile@shu.edu
Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University • 400 S. Orange Avenue • South Orange, NJ 07079