Happy Friday! Ring in spring and the weekend today with recent art, design, and culture stories shared by the SVACE faculty and community.
We are pleased to present sculptures by SVACE student Andrew Coppa! Andrew created this artwork in conjunction with numerous courses, including Figurative Sculpture with Dave Cortes and Digital Sculpture with Luis Rodrigo Navarro.
Andrew is a native New Yorker who studied photography at SVA from 1990-1994 as a transfer student. He writes:
“This was a blessing in disguise because it enabled [me] to venture out into multiple facets of art whilst [at SVA]. Since the usual college credits were taken care of at previous schools [I] was able to be like a kid in a candy store and take classes in painting, film, design, writing, computers, video, and advertising.”
Andrew is a professional photographer who works in advertising, editorial, and celebrity photography, and he co-owns Vis Vitae Studios in NYC. He “has never ceased to take continuing education classes over the last 23 years (mostly at SVA) in all mediums. All of these classes greatly influence all of [my] professional and personal works on a daily basis.”
Viewers may agree with Andrew that this show is about his “specific venture into clay and digital sculpture” and that “this experience was more about him pushing himself out of his comfort zone, learning something new, and by having it be more literal it was a clearer gauge to him as far as how he was progressing on his journey.”
See Andrews’s work at his website and in our exhibition space at 209 East 23rd Street, until March 31!
We are pleased to present portrait paintings by SVACE student Nicky Lindeman! Nicky created this artwork in conjunction with numerous courses, including Portrait Painting with John Parks, Drawing with Anton van Dalen, and Portrait Drawing with Alphonse Woerkum.
Nicky writes: “I have been working over the last couple of years on a group of portraits in oil paint and mixed media drawing material. It is an engaging process for me, the interpretation of a live model; mixing careful observation with an expressive response in color and line. Often the portraits feel like character descriptions in a short story. The results are always a surprise, never planned, like meeting a new friend.”
See Nicky’s work in our exhibition space at 380 Second Avenue, 8th floor, until March 31!
Happy Friday! Beat the snow today with recent art, design, and culture stories shared by the SVACE faculty and community.
Happy Friday! We hope to enliven your weekend with recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community.