Archive for November, 2015

Faculty Updates

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Peter Hristoff, Keith Mayerson, Matt Rota, and Viktor Koen!

Peter Hristoff at the Met Museum

Peter Hristoff at the Met Museum

Peter Hristoff is the Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In this interview for the MetKids Blog, he picks his favorite artworks and offers insights on visiting the museum, including an assignment he gives himself.  To learn more about Peter’s work, read his statement about the museum’s influence on the monumental work he’s developing. One highlight: “Being able to spend so much time at the Met has provided me with great lessons in history; I see the fluidity of influences across borders, how one culture’s artifacts are reinterpreted by another. Pagan figures in one gallery evolve into saints in another; Islamic motifs that appear in ceramics are then repeated on a European fabric.”

Keith Mayerson, "My American Dream"

Keith Mayerson, “My American Dream”

Faculty update: Keith Mayerson has debuted the catalog for My American Dream, his vast solo survey at Marlborough ChelseaThe first printing is 200 copies, signed and dated. It has installation views, Keith’s notes about the exhibition, and every painting – and it reads like a comic narrative. It’s available at cost for $75 through Marlborough. 

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Matt Rota has published The Art of Ballpoint with Rockport Books!  Matt has already established a practice of interviewing artists on his Pen and Ink Tumblr, so the new book seems like a natural progression.

Viktor Koen for NYT

Viktor Koen for NYT

Viktor Koen illustrated the cover for this weekend’s New York Times Arts & Leisure section! For his process and thoughts, visit his lively Tumblr.

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Friday Hot Links

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Happy Friday! We want to share some interesting articles and stories shared online by the SVACE faculty and community.

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Peace for Paris (ADWEEK): Artist Jean Jullien and Steven Heller on the power of symbols. (via Robert Stribley)

Rap Tees (New York Times): A new book documents the design and ideas of hip-hop T-shirts. (via Kevin Brainard)

Gotham Genealogy (Nerdist): Watch this video evolution of Batman’s territory. (via MFA Visual Narrative)

 

Faculty Updates

Monday, November 16th, 2015

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Keith MayersonTristan ElwellSteve Brodner, and Sara Varon!

Interview Magazine featured Keith Mayerson for My American Dream, his vast solo show at Marlborough Chelsea! Keith says, “‘My American Dream’ speaks to the new, more inclusive America that has taken form in the past decade.”

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Keith Mayerson, “River & Keanu as Mike & Scott in My Own Private Idaho,” 2006

A painting by Tristan Elwell is featured in Wild About Harryhausen at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles! His oil painting depicts Talos from Jason and the Argonauts.

Tristan Elwell's painting of Talos

Tristan Elwell’s painting of Talos

Steve Brodner speaks in “Barack Obama: Portraits of a President” at the Society of Publication Designers, with fellow illustration luminaries Barry Blitt, Anita Kunz, and Edel Rodriguez!

Obama portrait by Steve Brodner (top right corner)

Obama portrait by Steve Brodner (top right corner)

Publishers Weekly reviewed Sweatherweather by Sara Varon! A highlight: “Varon’s characters, their sheepish expressions, and their animated conversations are unfailingly delightful, while flashes of graphic inventiveness—a fake flyer bound into the book, a set of carefully engineered paper dolls—are icing on the cake.”

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Friday Hot Links

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Happy Friday! We want to share some interesting articles and stories shared online by the SVACE faculty and community.

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Experience Design (Fast Co. Design): Basic tips on VR design, with the user in mind. (via MFA Visual Narrative)

Good Trade (CBS Sacramento): Adidas incentivizes high schools to replace Native American mascots. (via Kevin Brainard)

Meet Stefan (Noisey): Noisey interviews Stefan Sagmeister, who helped make an art form out of CD packaging. (via Jon Newman)

Pin It (Engadget): Pinterest adds an image search function to help you shop, just in time for the holidays. (via Robert Stribley)

Faculty Updates

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Steve Brodner, Peter Hristoff, and Nicolas Touron!

Steve Brodner wrote and illustrated Blowing Off the Grid, a story in Nautilus about Samsø, a carbon-neutral island in Denmark. See his story here.

Steve Brodner for Nautilus

Steve Brodner for Nautilus

Peter Hristoff, Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will discuss an object from the museum’s collection: a Prayer Rug with Niche Design.  Part of MetFridays, the event is free with museum admission.

Peter Hristoff of SVACE

Peter Hristoff of SVACE

In Paris? Galerie Detais opens a solo show by Nicolas Touron, who teaches “Sculpture” and “Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture” here at SVACE!

Nicolas Touron at Galerie Detais

Nicolas Touron at Galerie Detais

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