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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

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Weekend Hot Links

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Happy Friday! Get creative this weekend with recent art, design, and culture stories shared by the SVACE faculty and community.

Photo by Nina Robinson via The New York Times

Photo by Nina Robinson via The New York Times

Woman’s World (New York Times): A new book presents the world according to 
black women photographers. (via SVA Digital Photography)

Circle Squares (Vox): Does language control the way we draw? (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Good Ideas (Make Brilliant Ideas): Here’s the biggest brainstorming fallacy of all time and how to avoid it. (via Mark Burk)

Corrupt Cartoons (Design Observer): Steven Heller revisits a shameful moment in cartooning history. (via Steven Heller)

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Student Artwork Update: Exploring Multimedia

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

We are pleased to present Traveler, a group exhibition of artwork by SVACE students, including Erica Dingman, Sarah Johnsrude, Ivan Siikic, Marisol Santana and Hans Neumann. These students created their artwork in conjunction with the course, Exploring Multimedia with Shirley Irons.

Artwork by Hans Newmann

Artwork by Hans Newmann

The artists write:

“A traveler is not a tourist; she explores with an open mind and looks for unexplored paths, byways and detours. This requires above all a trust in the process. And a strong, questioning intellect helps too.

Whether the end is politically motivated (Dingman and Neumann), a formal and playful investigation of material (Johnsrude and Santana) or a poetic meditation on order, disorder and healing (Sikic), the work presented here shifts its boundaries, giving the viewer a new way to look at the world. In the painter and critic Manny Farber’s 1962 essay “White Elephant Art vs Termite Art,” he describes “termite-tapeworm-fungus-moss art” as “eating its own boundaries and likely leaving nothing in its path other than the signs of an eager, industrious, unkempt activity.”  The 5 artists presented here are good examples of this kind of investigative curiosity in their art.”

See more artwork at Marisol Santana’s website and Iván Sikic’ website and Instagram. Visit us to see this artwork in our exhibition space at 209 East 23rd Street, until June 30!

Student Artwork Update: Katie Earle

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

We are pleased to present textile art by SVACE student Katie Earle in collaboration with photographer Oge Erike. Katie created this artwork in conjunction with the course, “Introduction to Fiber Art and Costumes” with Aimee Morgana.

Artwork by Katie

Artwork by Katie Earle and Oge Erike

The artists write:

Katherine Earle (b. 1984) is a textile artist whose work often engages with traditional fibers processes, photography and text. The photographs in this series were digitally printed onto polyester satin and then embellished with embroidery using Brother embroidery machines. The concept of repetition is explored both in using thread to re-create existing shapes from the image, as well as through embroidering multiple versions of the same photo. This series illustrates the many ways in which concepts as simple as lines and form, as they travel through various mediums and through time, are transformed, distorted and re-interpreted. Katherine is a graduate of the Fibres program at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec and continues her studies at the School of Visual Arts Continuing Education program.

Oge Erike (b. 1981) is a photographer whose work represents the life and times of himself, a sweet glorious child of god, born and raised in this heaven called New York, aka God’s armpit.

See more of Katie’s artwork at her website and Instagram. Visit us to see this artwork in our exhibition space at 380 Second Avenue, 8th floor, until June 29!

Faculty Updates

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from course instructors Jade Doskow, Elise Engler, Emily Weiner, and Pan Terzis!

Jade Doskow will speak at SVA about Lost Utopias, her ongoing photography and book project. Doskow is known for her rigorously composed and eerily poetic images that examine the intersection of people, nature and time. Her talk is part of the i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series, which features photographers and industry experts, presented by SVA MPS Digital Photography.

Image via Jade Doskow

Image via Jade Doskow

Elise Engler is featured in The Times, a group exhibition at the FLAG Art Foundation that takes The New York Times as its point of departure. The Times includes over 80 artists, artist duos, and collectives who “use the ‘paper of record’ to address and reframe issues that impact our everyday lives,” according to the press release. Given Engler’s project, “First Radio Headlines Heard of the Day,” her daily documentations of news updates are perfect fit for the show – and above the fold.

Image via Elise Engler @drawitall

Image via Elise Engler @drawitall

Emily Weiner is featured in The In, With and Between Us at the Gerðarsafn – Kópavogur Art Museum, Iceland! Focused on four artists, including three MFA alumni from the School of Visual Arts, the show comprises “a research-based conversation around non-linear readings of place and time, language and translation.”

Pan Terzis opens up to The Comics Journal about printing, publishing, and politics in his collaborative practice. He writes, “Publishing other artists’ work has been extremely gratifying. I benefited early on from other people going out of their way to publish, promote, show, and sell my work so I feel I owe a debt of gratitude to the universe and it feels good to give other artists the same opportunity.”

Image via The Comics Journal

Image via The Comics Journal

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