Amidst a new election landscape and a weekend heatwave, Friday is here. For weekend relief, here are recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community.
Another bittersweet Friday is here, but art gives us hope. For weekend relief, here are recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community.
We are pleased to present artwork by SVACE student Sachika Iwata, created in conjunction with the course, Illustration Portfolio, taught by Elizabeth Sayles.
As described in her statement:
Sachika Iwata studied and worked as a graphic designer in Osaka, Japan. She traveled three years around the world that turned to be a life changing experience for her. While traveling, she was amazed by the beauty of the earth – the desert of the Middle East, frozen river of Tibet, palm tree forest in South India, and blue water of the Red sea. The experience of seeing places, meeting people, feeling the planet made her aware of the richness as well as the fragility of our environment.
Climate change, global warming, endangered animal, vanish species – these are the issues Sachika Iwata is very concerned about. Her recent artworks reflect her pain, sadness and hope for the future of our planet. Who will take care of this blue planet, if it is not us?
Concluding a tumultuous week, Friday is here to bring weekend relief, or so we hope. In the meantime, here are recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community.
Keren Moscovitch opens up to Sarah Cho of NY Artists Equity about art, intimacy, ideas. Keren is an artist, faculty member, and assistant director of special programs at SVA, and for years, she has intertwined her artistic output, teaching, and leadership. One highlight from the interview: “If I didn’t teach, I would have a very different relationship to my art practice. Working with students reminds me of what it takes [to be an artist] and the advice and feedback I give them will resonate in my head…”
Emily Weiner is featured in a New York Times story about alternative and artist-run galleries. The feature is a feather in the cap for a faculty member whose diverse experiences as an artist and gallerist led her to the course, “Contemporary Painting Lab: Artists and Techniques of the 21st Century.” Her view on the art world? “Artists are the tastemakers now. We don’t wait for galleries to pick us up.”
Elizabeth Sayles illustrated Malala: A Hero for All, now a Top 20 nonfiction children’s book of 2016 at Amazon.
Matt Rota produced a new illustration for The Washington Post, depicting a hypothetical exorcism for an article about demonic possession. And in case you missed it, Matt recently illustrated a New York Times memorial about Muhammad Ali, written by Joyce Carol Oates.
Valerie Smaldone shared her voice-over talents in a new advertising video spot for Purina. the spot is the latest commercial update to her experience as an actress, radio host, and reporter.