Archive for March, 2016

Student Artwork Update: Lara Sala

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

We are pleased to present artwork by SVACE student Lara Sala! Lara created her work in conjunction with the course, Intensive Painting Workshop: Paint Your Vision with Seth Michael Forman. See Lara’s work in our exhibition space at 380 Second Ave until March 31!

Painting by Lara Sala

Lara writes:

“These works are made with live models. I use the small canvas to sketch as a preparation for a bigger canvas. But my process is changing. Now I sketch short postures  with crayon, after that I take the sketch to continue working on the canvas. Seth is a great teacher. He shows me new way to work so I really see a development after I started taking classes with him.”

See more of Lara’s work at her website.

Painting by Lara Sala


The Armory Show 2016

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

The Armory Show is back, now in its 22nd year.  This year, the fair will feature 205 galleries from 36 countries worldwide. Here are a few highlights from our visit.

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Visit our Instagram for more updates from Armory Week 2016!

SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2016

Friday, March 4th, 2016

SPRING/BREAK Art Show is back for its fifth year. An annual exhibition and fair, SPRING/BREAK is different. The show is driven by local and international curators, not galleries.  If you’re an artist, curator, or critic, then this show will bring you closer to your peers than any other mass show during Armory Week. Many of the curators and artists are present to speak about the work in this casual atmosphere.

Marc Azoulay, "Word Words, Words," room 4105

Marc Azoulay, “Word Words, Words,” room 4105

Laser-etched prints by Ignacio González-Lang, curated by Seth Sgorbati

Laser-etched prints by Ignacio González-Lang, curated by Seth Sgorbati

And about that atmosphere:

Now in its second appearance at Skylight at Moynihan Station (i.e., “the post office”), SPRING/BREAK features 100+ curators and hundreds of artists who resourcefully repurpose offices, corridors, bathrooms, and closets. Massive and messy, it feels like a “pop-up” on steroids. Recommended: give away your map and let yourself get lost amidst the connecting rooms.

An artist drawing live at SPRING/BREAK

An artist drawing live at SPRING/BREAK

To help you plan your visit, here are a few of the curators and artists introducing their projects.

Ground Floor Gallery Director Krista Saunders Scenna on artist Ian Trask:

Artists Ori Carino and Benjamin Armas on their sculptures made from building remnants:

Artist Talwst Santiago on Minimized Histories, his miniature dioramas depicting political conflicts:

The Cafe at SPRING/BREAK

The Cafe at SPRING/BREAK

Almost all of the projects, curators, and artists are also available for viewing at the SPRING/BREAK sales website. Here are some highlights; see more images on our Instagram.

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Friday Hot Links

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Happy Friday! We want to present some art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community.

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Image via The New York Times

Office Space (The New York Times): How designers foster happiness in office environments. (via SVA Interior Design)

Studio Visits (Wallpaper): The Drawing Center hosts visiting designers in a pop-up design studio. (via SVA News)

Branding Boomers (MediaPost): “People over 50 are the most valuable people in the history of marketing.” (via Mark Burk)

Loving Vincent (Mashable): Animated oil paintings bring Vincent van Gogh to life. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)