Janet Orselli: Dwelling Between

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Friday, October 6, 2006
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Gallery A
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Top left: Janet Orselli, Dwelling Between (detail), 2005. Site-specific installation. Photo credit: Paul Grant. Top right: Janet Orselli, Dwelling Between (detail), 2005. Site-specific installation. Photo credit: Paul Grant. Bottom left: Janet Orselli, Dwelling Between (detail), 2005. Site-specific installation. Photo credit: Paul Grant. Bottom right: Janet Orselli, Dwelling Between (detail), 2005. Site-specific installation. Photo credit: Paul Grant.

Janet Orselli is a Columbia, South Carolina artist whose work draws on the power of the found object to evoke associations and memories. The artist says of her work, "Through my installations I want to stir the imagination, stimulate the senses and provoke contemplation. I want the viewer to slow down, respond emotionally, be surprised and experience a feeling of 'not-knowing'. My work involves an attempt to actively question objective reality by making connections and establishing relationships between objects, materials and space that on the surface seem unrelated."

Orselli received her MFA in 2001, and her BA in Psychology in 1976; both from Clemson University. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards including...

  • Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award - 2005;
  • Spring Island Visiting Artist Program, Okatie, SC - 2005;
  • Artist Exchange Program, Kaiserslautern, Germany - 2004;
  • Pritchard's Island Artist Retreat Program, Beaufort Arts Council - 2002; and
  • the Anderson Ranch (Colorado) Scholarship, South Carolina Arts Commission - 2001.

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