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Weekend Hot Links

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Happy Friday! Ring in spring and the weekend today with recent art, design, and culture stories shared by the SVACE faculty and community.

Image via New York Magazine

Image via New York Magazine

Think Pink (New York): Did you know this was your favorite color? (via SVA News)

Wonder Women (New York): Female art professors on their favorite female artists. (via SVA News)

Art Speak (Lit Hub): How comics legend Art Spiegelman grapples with history’s darkest hours. (via Steven Heller)

Reality Bites (Fast Co. Design): Here’s a taste of what augmented reality means for art. (via SVA Products of Design)

Work Woes (Adweek): Are ad agencies overdoing it? (via Mark Burk)

Haring’s Hues (Dangerous Minds): Keith Haring’s coloring book is for all ages. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

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Student Artwork Update: Andrew Coppa

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

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.

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Artwork by Andrew Coppa

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.”

Artwork by Andrew Coppa

Artwork by Andrew Coppa

See Andrews’s work at his website and in our exhibition space at 209 East 23rd Street, until March 31!

Student Artwork Update: Nicky Lindeman

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

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 ParksDrawing with Anton van Dalen, and Portrait Drawing with Alphonse Woerkum.

Artwork by Nicky Lindeman

Artwork by Nicky Lindeman

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.”

Artwork by Nicky Lindeman

Artwork by Nicky Lindeman

See Nicky’s work in our exhibition space at 380 Second Avenue, 8th floor, until March 31!

Weekend Hot Links

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Happy Friday! Beat the snow today with recent art, design, and culture stories shared by the SVACE faculty and community.

Image via Fast Co. Design

Image via Fast Co. Design

Government Graphics (Fast Co. Design): How Nixon “got” design. (via SVA News)

Opie’s Others (New Yorker): What Catherine Opie’s photos say about Los Angeles and queerness. (via SVA BFA Photography)

Truth Tellers (Adweek): Animation and journalism take on the fake news world.  (via Mark Burk)

Kings of Limbs (Atlas Obscura): Arms and legs and eyes and ears and genitals, oh my! (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

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Weekend Hot Links

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Happy Friday! We hope to enliven your weekend with recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community.

Image via Print

Image via Print

Abstract Pictures (Print): Netflix brings design stars to your television. (via Steven Heller)

Culture Club (New York Times): How the NEA invests in the curiosity and intelligence of American citizens. (via SVA Computer Art)

Talk Radium (Deadline Hollywood): Marie Curie comes to life through two comics legends. (via SVA News)

Brain Boost (ScienceDaily): Get connected with your creative brain. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

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