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Aisling Gallery

Aisling Gallery

At The Study at Yale, guests are invited to tour our Aisling Gallery (translated as “vision, dream” in Irish), an intimate, relaxed space offering a unique opportunity for Yale students to exhibit their works on a rotating basis, fostering their artistic talent and giving others a chance to experience the student's art in a way that was not previously available to a broader audience.

Neelam Shaikh

Cognitive Science, Yale University Class of 2021
March 1, 2020 - April 24, 2020

Neelam Shaikh, from Bethesda, MD, is examining the neural and cognitive relationships between abstract math and art. Neelam began painting in 2010 and has already been featured in two solo art exhibitions at the Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo, MD, and was published in several magazines.

The theme of this exhibition is Urban Night Scenes. Initially inspired by the contemporary artist Jeremy Mann’s cityscapes, Neelam began experimenting with abstract forms of light and dramatic use of color, while still aiming to create a realistic vision. The night naturally enhances artificial light forms, exaggerates stark contrasts, and creates patterns of color that otherwise would not exist. Her concentration on urban night paintings has expanded her expression and grow as an artist.

Sol Thompson

Yale College Class of 2021
February 1 - February 29, 2020

During the Summer of 2019, I spent nearly three months in rural Australia photographing the drought. I visited areas that are now affected by the fires sweeping across the nation, and stayed with families who have remained on their farms despite the constant environmental challenges. Through my project, I attempt to convey the distress that the Australian farmers feel today. They live in a situation in which they have minimal control, and are at the mercy of the weather.

These photographs are part of a larger series that will eventually be made into a book.

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All proceeds from this gallery will be donated to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service

Yale Photography Society

December 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

This semester the Yale Photography Society (YPS) has been exploring the theme of Impermanence and Decay. As shocking as it may seem, everything is finite. YPS wanted to understand what impermanence and decay mean to students. From the role of photography in the preservation of memory to the increasing threats to the preservation of the environment, YPS believes it is not about what we leave behind that matters, but what we leave for tomorrow. Within this theme, the group will be exhibiting photographs from various undergraduate students at Yale.

Matt Herriot

Yale College Class of 2022
October 1, 2019 - November 30, 2019

Matt Herriot is a portrait painter from London, UK, who is on course to graduate from Yale College in 2022 with a BA in Art and History of Art. Previously working from digital images and now exclusively from life, Herriot is focused on creating compelling visual dynamics in the medium of oil paint, through the genre of portraiture. 

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Asher Liftin

Yale University Class of 2021
May 8, 2019 - September 30, 2019

Asher Liftin's main works of the show were two 80” x 60” paintings in primarily black and white that deal with velocity by creating forms out of painted swirls and the repetition and accumulation of these swirls. This is a sculptural way of painting as it is a constant pushing and pulling, using the dark swooping lines to produce depth and light tones to pull things forward. The final forms almost came loose, but are held together across the surface with the other subjects in a tight knot of darks and lights, frozen in conflict. ​

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