Archive for November, 2015

Student Artwork Update: Debra Magid

Monday, November 9th, 2015

We are pleased to present artwork by SVACE student Debra Magid! Debra created her artwork in conjunction with the following courses: “Figure Drawing II” with Susan Hambleton and “Watercolor Painting” with Andrew Chang.

Susan Hambleton

Pastel drawing by Debra Magid

Debra writes: “After a career of over 35 years as a designer working in the fields of Exhibit, Retail, Restaurant and Signage design, I have once again rediscovered my Fine Arts roots and have rekindled my love of drawing.  With a BFA in Industrial Design, for my entire professional life I have been a problem solver, responding to the restrictions of clients needs and schedules.”

Pastel drawing by Debra Magid

Pastel drawing by Debra Magid

“Now, back as an artist, I refuse to be bound by those issues.  The work shown here is the joyful exploration of the intersection of the human form and color. Experimenting with scale, composition and medium, I am exploring how the basic human form can be interpreted and rendered to be both “real” and imaginary.  The two large pieces are pastel; the smaller ones are watercolor. They were all drawn from live models in classes with Susan Hambleton and Andrew Chang.”

See Debra’s work in our exhibition space at 380 2nd Avenue, 8th floor, until November 30th!

Pastel drawing by Debra Magid

Pastel drawing by Debra Magid

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Student Artwork Update: Matt Cauley

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

We are pleased to present artwork by SVACE student Matt Cauley! Matt created his Raw Sienna series of paintings in conjunction with the courses, “Paint Your Own Vision” with Seth Michael Forman and “Portrait Painting” with John Parks.  See Matt’s work in our exhibition space at 209 East 23rd Street until November 30th!

Seth Forman

Painting by Matt Cauley

Matt writes:

“The Raw Sienna series has no determined boundary. The story occurring outside the canvas is equally as important as what is depicted within.

Each viewer will supply their own narrative to the works, their own thoughts on the location and events, whether viewing an individual painting or the interaction that forms between collected works on display.

As each new showcase of work can vary in layout and orientation, every viewing will yield a new and unexpected narrative.”

John Parks

Painting by Matt Cauley

According to his website, Matt has an extensive background in the visual arts. Born in Dallas, he moved to New York in 1992 to attend Parsons School of Design, obtaining his BFA in Illustration. He has continued his painting studies here at SVACE in the aforementioned courses. Matt’s art has been published and featured in both group and solo art exhibitions. In addition to painting, Matt is also an accomplished illustrator and toy designer. Matt currently resides in Queens with his wife, his pets, his ever-increasing collection of vintage toys, and is “generally avoiding housework in the pursuit of visual creativity.”

See more of Matt’s work at his website, on Facebook, and on Instagram!

Seth Forman

Painting by Matt Cauley

Seth Forman

Painting by Matt Cauley

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Friday Hot Links

Friday, November 6th, 2015

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

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Art Heist (Creativity Online): Deutsch NY envisions helping the poor by stealing their art. (via Mark Burk)

NYT VR (The Verge): The New York Times introduces a Virtual Reality app! (via MFA Visual Narrative)

Lives of Others (The New Yorker): What’s gained by consuming others through photography and storytelling? (via Robert Stribley)

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Faculty Updates

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Keith Mayerson, Elise Engler, Elizabeth Sayles, and Steve Brodner!

Studying Keith Mayerson's painting at Marlborough Chelsea

Studying a Keith Mayerson painting at Marlborough Chelsea

Keith Mayerson opened My American Dream, a solo show and retrospective at Marlborough Chelsea! Like a bride’s attire, the show combines “Something old, something new, something borrowed!” Keith’s new paintings mix with “vintage” work dating back to 1997 – including paintings borrowed back from private collections and museums! It’s a museum-level show for a museum-level artist.

 

Keith Mayerson, "My American Dream" at Marlborough Chelsea

Keith Mayerson, “My American Dream” at Marlborough Chelsea

Keith Mayerson and friends

Keith Mayerson and friends

Elise Engler opened A Year on Broadway at Robert Henry Contemporary in Bushwick! The show collects prints of drawings she made of every block of Broadway in Manhattan – as reported in The New Yorker!

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From "A Year on Broadway" by Elise Engler

From “A Year on Broadway” by Elise Engler

Elizabeth Sayles shares images and insights in a feature and interview at Kathleen Temean’s Writing and Illustrating blog! The interview is rich with images and candid discussion about Elizabeth’s work.

Illustrations by Elizabeth Sayles

Illustrations by Elizabeth Sayles

Finally, Steve Brodner will participate in POW! Mighty Art that Takes No Prisoners, a panel discussion about art and politics.  Details here.

Caricatures by Steve Brodner

Caricatures by Steve Brodner

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