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Weekend Hot Links

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

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

Image via NPR

Image via NPR

Big Press (NPR): Indie comics take the stage at the Small Press Expo. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Pastel Power (Fast Co. Design): Making sense of pastels saturating the market and culture. (via Lisa Lordi)

Snap Trap (Advertising Age): Snapchat dangles new carrots. (via Mark Burk)

Queer Things (TIME): A photographer queers food p*rn on Instagram. (via SVA News)

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Faculty Updates

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from course instructors Emily Weiner, Jason Stopa, Jade Doskow, and Denis Ponsot!

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Emily Weiner co-curated If You Build It,” which was on view at the rooftop floor of Lord & Taylor in NYC.  In between making art and curating shows, Emily teaches our course, “Contemporary Painting Lab: Artists and Techniques of the 21st Century.” Read more about Emily and The Willows at The New York TimesDomus, and Artnet.

Image via Venus

Image via VENUS

 

Jason Stopa’s paintings are included in “Fort Greene,” a group show at the new VENUS gallery in Los Angeles. The show “maps a web of connections between artists whose paths have crossed in different places at different points in time.” Jason teaches the SVACE course, “Conversations in Contemporary Painting.”

Jade Doskow image via Atlas Obscura

Jade Doskow image via Atlas Obscura

Jade Doskow, photography faculty member, was featured on Atlas Obscura for her recent book, Lost Utopias, which collects her series of photos of World Fair sites. Jade writes, “It’s because of the utopian and dystopian characters of these sites; because old buildings falling apart are not just old buildings falling apart. There is so much vision that was put into these daring structures.” Jade teaches the course, “Portfolio Workshop: Landscapes and the Built Environment.”

Image via Denis Ponsot

Image via Denis Ponsot

Denis Ponsot is featured in “Balancing Light and Form,” a group show at Huntington Arts Council, NY. Denis teaches “Watercolor Painting” at SVACE. And Shelley Haven, who teaches “Pastels,” exhibited landscape paintings at the Media Loft for New Rochelle ArtsFest!

Painting by Shelley Haven

Painting by Shelley Haven

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Weekend Hot Links

Friday, September 16th, 2016

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

Image via Cosmopolitan

Image via Cosmopolitan

Cartooning Champion (Cosmopolitan): SVA alum Raina Telgemeier makes comics that kids can relate to. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Her Type (Fast Co. Design): How a countercultural typeface was refreshed for HRC’s campaign. (via Kevin Brainard)

Dahl’s Faces (The New Yorker): Roald Dahl, the children’s-book author of Willy Wonka, would be 100 this week. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Cat Cavern (Adweek): Cats claw back ad space in a London subway station. (via Mark Burk)

Reading Rainbows (Mother Jones): Can the industry diversify children’s books? (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

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Student Artwork Update: Miguel Reyes

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

We are pleased to present animation artwork by SVACE student Miguel Reyes, created in conjunction with the courses, “Animation: An Introduction” with Martin Abrahams and “Casting for Animators” with Dee LaDuke.

Artwork by Miguel Reyes

Artwork by Miguel Reyes

Miguel Reyes is a Mexican artist currently living in Brooklyn, NY. He earned his Visual Arts degree at Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. His work has been shown in Mexico, US, France, and Spain in more than ten different exhibits. He is now turning his career towards visual development, character design and illustration in the field of animation.

See Miguel’s work in our exhibition space at 380 Second Ave, 8th floor, until September 30.  Find more of his work at his website.

Student Artwork Update: Carole Katz

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

We are pleased to present portrait paintings by SVACE student Carole Katz, created in conjunction with the courses, “Realistic Portrait and Figure Painting” with Marvin Mattelson through several semesters.

Painting by Carole Katz

Painting by Carole Katz

Carole writes, “Drawing and painting have always been my greatest passions. I have a BA in English from Binghamton University and a BFA in Interior Design from Centenary College, as well as many years of fine art training. I have studied with master portrait artist Marvin Mattelson at the School of Visual Arts in NYC for several years. I’ve also taken classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC: duCret School of Art in Plainfield, NJ; The Art Students League of NY; The New York Academy of Art and The National Academy of Art.”

“For me, the most interesting and challenging subject in art is the human face. Each person is totally unique and presents a unique and interesting challenge with every new painting. Working to create a 3 dimensional likeness of a person on a 2 dimensional surface such as paper or canvas is the challenge that intrigues me and continues to inspire me.”

“In addition, I’m always inspired by color and patterns that I see around me and I use those inspirations in painting subjects such as still lifes and landscapes. My collage work is a fun way to express my interest in color and pattern.”

See Carole’s work in our exhibition space at 209 East 23rd Street until September 30.  Find more of her work at her website and Marvin Mattelson’s blog.