Weekend Hot Links

June 16th, 2017

Happy Friday! Get creative this weekend with recent art, design, and culture stories shared by the SVACE faculty and community.

Photo by Nina Robinson via The New York Times

Photo by Nina Robinson via The New York Times

Woman’s World (New York Times): A new book presents the world according to 
black women photographers. (via SVA Digital Photography)

Circle Squares (Vox): Does language control the way we draw? (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Good Ideas (Make Brilliant Ideas): Here’s the biggest brainstorming fallacy of all time and how to avoid it. (via Mark Burk)

Corrupt Cartoons (Design Observer): Steven Heller revisits a shameful moment in cartooning history. (via Steven Heller)

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Student Artwork Update: Exploring Multimedia

June 14th, 2017

We are pleased to present Traveler, a group exhibition of artwork by SVACE students, including Erica Dingman, Sarah Johnsrude, Ivan Siikic, Marisol Santana and Hans Neumann. These students created their artwork in conjunction with the course, Exploring Multimedia with Shirley Irons.

Artwork by Hans Newmann

Artwork by Hans Newmann

The artists write:

“A traveler is not a tourist; she explores with an open mind and looks for unexplored paths, byways and detours. This requires above all a trust in the process. And a strong, questioning intellect helps too.

Whether the end is politically motivated (Dingman and Neumann), a formal and playful investigation of material (Johnsrude and Santana) or a poetic meditation on order, disorder and healing (Sikic), the work presented here shifts its boundaries, giving the viewer a new way to look at the world. In the painter and critic Manny Farber’s 1962 essay “White Elephant Art vs Termite Art,” he describes “termite-tapeworm-fungus-moss art” as “eating its own boundaries and likely leaving nothing in its path other than the signs of an eager, industrious, unkempt activity.”  The 5 artists presented here are good examples of this kind of investigative curiosity in their art.”

See more artwork at Marisol Santana’s website and Iván Sikic’ website and Instagram. Visit us to see this artwork in our exhibition space at 209 East 23rd Street, until June 30!

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Student Artwork Update: Katie Earle

June 14th, 2017

We are pleased to present textile art by SVACE student Katie Earle in collaboration with photographer Oge Erike. Katie created this artwork in conjunction with the course, “Introduction to Fiber Art and Costumes” with Aimee Morgana.

Artwork by Katie

Artwork by Katie Earle and Oge Erike

The artists write:

Katherine Earle (b. 1984) is a textile artist whose work often engages with traditional fibers processes, photography and text. The photographs in this series were digitally printed onto polyester satin and then embellished with embroidery using Brother embroidery machines. The concept of repetition is explored both in using thread to re-create existing shapes from the image, as well as through embroidering multiple versions of the same photo. This series illustrates the many ways in which concepts as simple as lines and form, as they travel through various mediums and through time, are transformed, distorted and re-interpreted. Katherine is a graduate of the Fibres program at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec and continues her studies at the School of Visual Arts Continuing Education program.

Oge Erike (b. 1981) is a photographer whose work represents the life and times of himself, a sweet glorious child of god, born and raised in this heaven called New York, aka God’s armpit.

See more of Katie’s artwork at her website and Instagram. Visit us to see this artwork in our exhibition space at 380 Second Avenue, 8th floor, until June 29!

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