Archive for May, 2016

Friday Hot Links

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Happy Friday! Might we suggest recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community?

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Seymour Chwast

Never Retire (Quartz): Octogenarians unite in a new book about lifelong designers. (via SVA News)

MoMA Jeans (New York Times): Will MoMA’s upcoming fashion exhibition be fashionable? (via SVA Design Research)

Knoll Edge (Examiner): Get organized by upping your knoll game. (via Jess Mackta)

Hanger Management (Creativity Online): Snickers bases elastic prices in “hungerithm” data. (via Mark Burk)

Shifting Sands (Culture Type): Carrie Mae Weems proposes standards for success to SVA’s graduates. (via SVA News)

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Faculty Updates

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Jade Doskow, John A. Parks, Naomi Elena Ramirez, and Steve Brodner.

Montreal 1967 World's Fair, "Man and His World," Buckminster Fuller's Geodesic Dome With Solar Experimental House 2012. Image © Jade Doskow

Montreal 1967 World’s Fair, “Man and His World,” Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome With Solar Experimental House 2012. Image © Jade Doskow

Jade Doskow is featured at Slate and Smithsonian Magazine for her Lost Utopias project. Meanwhile, her successful Kickstarter campaign raised almost $15,000 to print a Lost Utopias monograph. Of Jade’s work, Smithsonian writes, “She has photographed the remnants of visions past, the architectural wonders and landscapes that celebrated human glory and potential.”

 

John A. Parks, "Union Square," 2014. Oil on Linen, 30 x 40

John A. Parks, “Union Square,” 2014. Oil on Linen, 30 x 40

John A. Parks was interviewed at Artists Network on the topic of painting New York City. Drawing from years of teaching wisdom, John observes that painting is “perceptual training, not the acquiring of a manual skill.” See our review of John’s recent solo show in Chelsea.

Naomi Elena Ramirez, "Detail of Choreography for Smartphone Gestures (score for solo performer)," 2016,

Naomi Elena Ramirez, “Detail of Choreography for Smartphone Gestures (score for solo performer),” 2016,

Naomi Elena Ramirez, a faculty member and alum of our Residency Programs, is a 2016-2017 A.I.R. Fellow.  The Fellowship is for underrepresented and emerging self-identified women artists and includes mentoring, professional development, and exhibition opportunities at A.I.R. Gallery. Naomi’s exhibition will open in July 2017. And more recently, her video, I Love You, was featured at Mountain Gallery in Bushwick.

 

Steve Brodner for the Boston Globe

Steve Brodner for the Boston Globe

Steve Brodner continues to chronicle the 2016 Presidential Election with his insightful illustrations. For the Boston Globe, he proposes a running mate and cabinets for Donald Trump. Are Brodner’s fictions any stranger than the truths?

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A little talk about slots machines addiction

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Due to this year major outbreak of Novomatic slots addiction in US universities, I want to talk a bit about the signs of this problem. Let’s start from the beginning.

The signals of a gambling issue are frequently the exact same as the indications of different addictions. Typical indications of addiction comprise, but are not limited to, the following:

– Feeling the need to become secretive about gaming
– Having difficulty controlling gaming customs
– Betting when you can’t manage to
– Your own family and friends express concern on your gaming

Naturally, just like with any other addiction, the trademark sign of a gaming problem is you believe you can’t stop. Should you truly feel as if you want to test only one additional time, or when you’re feeling anxious once you consider quitting, it’s highly likely you’re experiencing a gambling habit.

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Emotional Symptoms of Extortionate Betting

Extortionate gambling regularly triggers a multitude of psychological indicators, including anxiety or depression. These notions could lead a gambler to really making an attempt to suicide. Losing everything to betting is catastrophic and leaves lots of people feeling utterly impossible.

Getting Assist to Stop Gambling

Quitting gaming is not an simple effort, however nevertheless, it might be accomplished together with the aid of the good service class and also treatment application. Additionally, it could be hard to receive going on the trail to healing minus the aid of pros that experienced people throughout the course of action ahead of. Supportive friends and relatives are all essential to the complete restoration, however they may not understand the best way to assist you to. There are a lot of studies in the past 10 years about the important role of playing on internet without having to spend money. For example the site gaminator-slots.net provides free online Novomatic slots platform for people with gamble addiction. The results are good, but it’s not enough. 85% of the pacients with slots addiction problems are still gambling real money in different casinos. Statistics show that the most people are playing a lot Book of Ra and Book of Ra deluxe slots, but specialist doesn’t know yet why the game have this success.

There are no other options right now, and the best advice to not become a gambling addict is to not touch slots machines, ever.

Faculty Updates

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Anton van Dalen and Valerie Smaldone.

Anton van Dalen simultaneously has two solo shows at separate galleries in New York City. Romeo will “focus on my street inspired drawings, raw works, mostly on paper,” according to Anton. And Sargent’s Daughters will “show more intimate poetic representations, with a mix of mediums,” he tells us.

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Artwork by Anton van Dalen

Anton’s shows are featured on ARTnews, TimeOut, and Artnet.

We reviewed Anton van Dalen’s 2015 solo show at PPOW Gallery, New Works and the Avenue A Cut-Out Theatre.

Valerie Smaldone, “one of radio’s most recognized female voices,” launched Hit Makers: Music Icons in Performance and Conversation,” a new conversation and music series. Read about Valerie’s “Music Makers” at Radio Ink and the Sheen Center.

Valerie Smaldone

Valerie Smaldone

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Friday Hot Links

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Happy Friday! Might we suggest recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community?

Photograph By ZOONAR GMBH / ALAMY

Photograph By ZOONAR GMBH / ALAMY

Way In (New Yorker): Julia Cameron’s legacy finds new, older audiences. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Take Naps (Fast Company): The Sleep of Brain Produces Capacity. (via Naomi Elena Ramirez)

War Pics (WIRED): Seymour Chwast’s mighty pen takes on the sword. (via Jess Mackta)

Trading Faces (Red Bull Music Academy): All the 80s Freestyle cards you need, but no bubble gum! (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

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