Conversation II


Dec. 12, 2015 through Feb. 28, 2016

Join us on Dec. 12th from 7-9 p.m. at No Pop as mixed media artists and patrons mingle and investigate art practice and saleability. We aim to sell affordable work between $30-$1000. This month’s topic has two primary aims; to contextualize the scope of each artists’ work and to sell art that relates to artist ethics.  

Buying art is an investment into a studio practice. We encourage first time as well as seasoned collectors to join us in this dialogue. Openings are an immersive experience and we will feature performances and installations by John O’Donnell, Laura Marsh, and Phil Lique. Aaron McElroy’s photograph will Illuminate our Lightbox and we have a stock of books by Aaron as well as Aude Jomini. New Haven has enormous potential to grow culturally; you help make it happen.

No Pop fosters the arching relationship between artist and patron, and we reassert value of the artists work in intellectual and monetary terms. The studio will proudly display a stock of works for sale; our aim is to sell books, sketches, prints, photographs, small models, and sculptures, etc. that can inform viewers and establish relationships.

No Pop is an art studio concentrating on the value of daily practice. We’ve begun accepting submissions for our street level exhibition opportunity, henceforth known as [Lightbox]:www.nopopgallery/submissions

As artists, Laura Marsh and Phil Lique inform the community about creative needs by integrating the boundaries between exhibiting, living, producing, and teaching. Our philosophy embraces interdisciplinary artists who reference popular culture and provide social commentary. Much like our Pop ancestors, the studio provides the climate for production and collaboration. Also influenced by the Fluxus, we believe in the daily
performance of making and experimenting. We’ve merged our Yale-New Haven roots to form an intersection that’s picking up traction to steadily overcome class and social boundaries.

Participating Artists:
Eóin Burke
Tracie Cheng
Daniel Eugene
Camille Hoffman
Noé Jimenez
Aude Jomini
Phil Lique
Laura Marsh
Aaron McElroy
John O’Donnell
Ronnie Rysz
Edgar Serrano
Jon Stone
Felandus Thames
Anahita Vossoughi
Mark Williams

Guest Chef:
Elise Dunphe (The Elusive Goat)

130 Park Street, 2 FL
New Haven, CT, 06511


Transforming Hate


Miguel Gullien, The Cooling Table

Join Us: Dec. 3rd, from 6-8 p.m. at Seton Gallery
Followed by the opening night of Crisis in Bucknall Theater

Curated By Katie Knight
In Conversation with Director, Laura Marsh

Explore creative ways to engage in conversations about race in the U.S. The exhibition represents 39 artists of various nationalities and races, which focuses on the process of community building and social recovery. Issues of police brutality, targeted acts of violence, and 16-years of school shootings are at the forefront of U.S. consciousness. Speaking Volumes extends a hand to artists, asking them to intervene and react to white supremacist books. Some deconstruct by omitting or adding to the texts, others transform the books into delicate forms. Each artist seems to be asking, as a nation, how can we promote diversity and positive change in response to the recent-past? Speaking Volumes is a seven-year traveling exhibition; it continues to become more relevant as it travels to us from Iowa, and we will welcome it before it departs in February for NY.
As a University of New Haven Cultural Center, Seton Gallery, extends her arms to promote positive change. I encourage you to respond to and be in dialogue with the past by accepting others in the present.

The story of Speaking Volumes began in 2003 when the Montana Human Rights Network in Helena, Montana, acquired more than 4,000 copies of white supremacist books from a defecting leader of one of the most virulent hate groups in the nation. The Human Rights Network, through a partnership with the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, implemented its vision of transforming the books into works of art with a positive message. Katie Knight, the Curator of education at the Holter Museum, used her twenty-five years of experience in social justice, art, and education to guide the community partnership as they developed Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate. As ongoing curator and manager of the exhibition, she continues to provide logistical and programming support to all museums and galleries that host the exhibition.

Participating artists:

Neal Ambrose-Smith
Dana Boussard
Ariana Boussard-Reifel
John Buck
Nick Cave
Kristin Casaletto
Enrique Chagoya
Lei Curtis
Jack Davis
Jane Waggoner Deschner
Stephen Glueckert
Jean Grosser
Miguel Guillen
Charles Gute
Valerie Hellerman
Time Holmes
Marilyn Humphries
Lisa Jarret
David Kamm
Maria Karametou
Lucinda Luvaas
Billie Lynn
Robbie McClaran
Marc Morris
Shelly Murney
Ryan Sara Murphy
Richard Notkin
Ellen Ornitz
Faith Ringgold
Jim Riswold
Barbara Romain
Scott Schuldt
Clarissa Sligh
Tim Speyer
Sara Steele
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
Cathy Weber Valetta