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OPEN SOURCE: Undue Burden: Privacy, Protection & Politics Opening Reception

October 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us in celebrating DaSilva Gallery’s current exhibition, Undue Burden: Privacy, Protection and Politics. Meet the artists behind the posters on sale!

Exhibition is on view Oct 2-30, 2022
Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am-5pm
Sundays 11am-3pm

Curated by Linda Lindroth and Sally Hill

Posters have played a role in America’s political landscape since 1824 when John Quincy Adams used one to announce his presidency. Each of the 20 artists in Undue Burden: Privacy, Protection and Politics have used their considerable talents to weigh in on the Dobbs Decision which essentially has overturned the 50 year precedent of Roe v Wade.

This exhibition features original poster sized works on paper, each of which are for sale at $250 – with all of the proceeds going to Planned Parenthood of Southern New England.


A Kimberlin Blackburn is a multimedia artist living on the island of Kaua’i with an MFA from MGSA, Rutgers University. She has worked with several non-profit arts organizations and her artwork in included in numerous public art collections including The Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Patrick Carroll is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles. His work was recently featured at the JAnderson s/s 2023 menswear show in Milan and has exhibited at the RISD Museum and elsewhere.

Colleen Coleman is an interdisciplinary artist and educator currently based in Brooklyn, New York. She completed a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with a focus in performance and printmaking. Coleman’s practice includes, drawing, collage, installation and performance. Her work challenges social structures, class, and race, while in dialog with art history. Coleman’s work is an exploration of liminal spaces of becoming, and healing, she mines history, culture and science to create conceptual works and parafictions.

George Corsillo is the co-owner and art director of Design Monsters, a design studio in Westville Village, New Haven, CT. George studied Graphic Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY where he earned his BFA. As a free-lance artist in Los Angeles, New York, and Connecticut, he has worked almost exclusively for the publishing and music industries. Currently, he is the graphic designer for Garry Trudeau’s, Doonesbury – he colors the Sunday comic each week – and designs Trudeau’s books and posters. Locally, George has created the branding for New Haven’s East Rock Brewing Company.

Jeanne Criscola collaborates on social justice & cultural projects as Criscola Design and publishes books as imprint OctoberWorks. Her works take the form of drawings, time-based, installation, generative-art, and performance.

Sheila Levrant de Bretteville’s work as a designer and educator is transformative of public spaces. Her work reflects a belief in the importance of Feminist principles and has challenged as well as reshaped design practice, leading generations of designers to ask questions of agency and social change. Her works on paper are collected by museums and shown in galleries here and abroad, while her site-specific installations are in public streets; among her installations is the design of the “Path of Stars” located on Orange and Crown Streets in New Haven.

Alex Girard is a designer and educator who has coordinated the graphic design program at Southern Connecticut State University since 2016, where he also serves on the Women’s & Gender Studies Steering Committee. His design practice focuses on elevating the voice of underrepresented, and historically excluded populations. He received his MFA in Graphic Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Ruby Gonzalez Hernandez is an indigenous Zapotec artist, curator, educator, and organizer based on Quinnipiac land. As a lens based artist, her work dissects and reconstructs themes such as oppression, grief, light, and patriarchy through destroying and remaking the image. An educator, painter, and graphic designer,

Elena Grossman uses irony and distortion to reveal the dissonance between shared reality and firsthand experience. Since earning degrees at Columbia and Yale she has worked in print, web, and exhibition design, and taught studio art and art history in Pennsylvania, New York, and Connecticut. She now lives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and teaches graphic and information design at Central Connecticut State University.

Luke Hanscom is an artist and photographer. His works have appeared on billboards & in publications across the country. He’s a Brooks Institute of Photography Alumni and studied post-college under Richard Pierce and Annie Leibovitz. He is the co-owner of Lotta Studio an image making studio Specializing in product, editorial and fashion photography. In 2015, Lotta Studio branched out to serve the larger creative community by offering Co-Working and Private studio opportunities creating an organic collaborative environment.

Sally Hill received an MFA in Graphic Design from the Yale School of Art in 1991, and for the next 30 years, designed exhibitions, invitations, STEM projects, and more, at the Eli Whitney Museum – along with exhibitions at numerous other museums in and outside of the New Haven area. She taught graphic design at SCSU for 27 years.

Mosaic artist Beth Klingher creates both abstract and realistic pieces which have been shown in galleries and museums across New England. She has created a number of large-scale mosaics for schools and communityspaces, including a recent mural at Memorial Sloan Kettering Westchester. Beth also maintains a teaching studio in New Haven where she offers mosaic classes and works with schools all over Connecticut on projects which integrate both math and art.

Shirley Parker Levine MD is a retired Professor of Internal Medicine and Hematology. Throughout her life including a 40 year medical career she has been passionate about “making things”. She began by designing and making clothes, and then became a quilter while working at the Univ. of Texas Health Science Center. When she moved to Albert Einstein College of Medicine she began painting silk and cotton with procion dyes and using the fabric for quilts, quilted clothing and wedding chuppahs.

Martha Willette Lewis is a visual artist, curator, and radio presenter. Her work intersects science, technology, history, and human knowledge to produce handmade works which respond to site and place. Her recent work tackles such topics as Quantum Physics, The Climate Crisis, Politics, Misogyny and Memory. She holds a B.FA. from The Cooper Union and an M.F.A. from Yale University.

Tim Nighswander is a local visual artist and award winning photographer. Tim balances his personal contemporary photography with works currently in NYC’s Affordable Art Fair with Elisa Contemporary Art, as well as select works on view in CT and NY galleries, along with IMAGING4ART, the business he co-founded in 2007 with his wife, Diane Nighswander. IMAGING4ART provides prominent national and international museums, galleries and art collectors unparalleled reproduction images of fine art forworldwide publications, research and archives.

Scott Schuldt is a self-taught multimedia artist. His work has been collected by the Museum of Art and Design and several public collections. His focus for the last 3 years has been sewing large bead embroidery pieces. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Kevin Van Aelst is an artist and educator based in Hamden, CT. He has exhibited his artwork internationally and created photo-illustrations for dozens of publications including The New York Times Sunday Magazine.

Brenda Zlamany is a painter who lives and works in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in numerous solo and group shows in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Museums that have exhibited her work include the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution and the Museum of Modern Art, Houston. Zlamany has collaborated with authors and editors of the New York Times Magazine including a portrait cover of Osama bin Laden on the September 11, 2005 issue. She has received a Fulbright Fellowship (2011),


October 16
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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