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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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Friday Hot Links

Friday, May 20th, 2016

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

Image: Rob Weychert/ProPublica

Image: Rob Weychert/ProPublica

 

Small Print (ProPublica): How Typography Can Save Your Life (via Ilene Strizver)

Moebius Rings (Smithsonian): Making Contact with the science fiction visionary. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Full Circle (SocialTimes): Test driving Facebook Surround in Grand Central Terminal. (via Robert Stribley)

Gold Medalist (FastCo.Design): A glimpse of the life and work of designer Deborah Sussman. (via Jess Mackta)

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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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