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Student Artwork Update: Dominic Montwori

Friday, February 12th, 2016

We are pleased to present artwork by SVACE student Dominic Montwori! Dominic created his work in conjunction with the courses, “Silkscreen” with Gunars Prande, “Silkscreen Projects” with Donald M. Sheridan and Dominick Rapone, and “Textile Printing: An Introduction” with Larry B. Wright. See Dominic’s work in our exhibition space at 380 Second Ave until February 29th!

Artwork by Dominic Montwori

Artwork by Dominic Montwori

Dominic writes:

“My art reveals my particular way of viewing the world. Abstraction is the language of my work and it gives me the opportunity to invent new forms. The sources of inspiration for my art are images in surroundings that are often unnoticed, landscapes that are not appreciated, and objects that are ignored; representing people and their sets of interests which may be perceived as insignificant. Abstraction, then, can serve to be a political force. My work expresses the importance and beauty in some of the overlooked and nearly invisible things of life, giving the viewer a glimpse of the intangible.”

Artwork by Dominic Montwori

Artwork by Dominic Montwori

See more of Dominic’s work at his website.

Artwork by Dominic Montwori

Artwork by Dominic Montwori

Artwork by Dominic Montwori

Artwork by Dominic Montwori


Student Artwork Update: Exploring Multimedia

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Visit our office to see artwork by SVACE students in the course, “Exploring Multimedia,” taught by Shirley Irons! The exhibition features artwork by Anna Janot, Kelly Niceley, June Kang, and Kristin Rocha, on view at 209 East 23rd Street until February 29th!

Artwork by Anna Janot in "Exploring Multimedia"

Artwork by Anna Janot in “Exploring Multimedia”

Artwork by Anna Janot in "Exploring Multimedia"

Artwork by Anna Janot in “Exploring Multimedia”

Artwork by Kelly Niceley in "Exploring Multimedia"

Artwork by Kelly Niceley in “Exploring Multimedia”

Artwork by June Kang in "Exploring Multimedia"

Artwork by June Kang in “Exploring Multimedia”

Artwork by Kristin Rocha in "Exploring Multimedia"

Artwork by Kristin Rocha in “Exploring Multimedia”

Friday Hot Links

Friday, February 12th, 2016

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

Image: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Image: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Nude Deal (Boston Globe): What we see when looking at nude art. (via Keren Moscovitch)

Kickstarter Milestone (Fast Company): 100,000 creators can’t be wrong. (via Kevin Brainard)

Whisper Campaign (Artsy): At the Whitney Museum, Laura Poitras examines security. (via Robert Stribley)

Women’s Work (Variety): Women in Animation brings gender parity to animation. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Faculty Updates

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Dina KantorSteve BrodnerMatt Rota, and Grant Shaffer!

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Natasha Chuk, “Vanishing Points” (l); Dina Kantor, “Water Tower, Treece, KS,” 2012 (r)

Dina Kantor converses with arts writer Natasha Chuk on Feb 15, to discuss the themes of Chuk’s recently published book Vanishing Points, and Kantor’s images from the series Treece, which are featured in the book. This event is free and open to the public, hosted by MFA Photo, Video and Related Media and Visual and Critical Studies.

"Presidents" by Steve Brodner

“Presidents” by Steve Brodner

Steve Brodner will speak at the Norman Rockwell Museum on Feb 19. He will discuss Presidents, his new book in progress, which will explore the significant events of the administrations of president William McKinley to the present.

Matt Rota at Society of Illustrators

Matt Rota at Society of Illustrators

Matt Rota won a Silver Medal for the Editorial Category from the Society of Illustrators for his illustrations for ProPublica. At the reception, he gave a brief speech about his work. Read our interview with Matt about his book here.

Image: Grant Shaffer

Image: Grant Shaffer

Grant Shaffer illustrated Three Magic Balloonsa children’s book presented by Juliana Marguiles, whose father wrote it for her and her sisters when they were children. The book is slated for release in May.

See more updates on our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages!

 

Friday Hot Links

Friday, February 5th, 2016

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

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Lois’ SOMA (Print): George and Luke Lois design for encryption. (via Steven Heller)

Uber Logo (WIRED): Uber rebrands itself, but did it logo too far? (via Kevin Brainard)

GIF Impressions (Mashable): Twitter flirts with GIFs (via Robert Stribley)

Art Bites (SVA): Ten tips for art students by art critic Jerry Saltz. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)