Happy Friday! Might we suggest recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community?
Posts Tagged ‘pastels’
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 Times, Domus, and Artnet.
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, 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.”
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!
We are pleased to present artwork by SVACE student Debra Magid! Debra created her artwork in conjunction with the following courses: “Figure Drawing II” with Susan Hambleton and “Watercolor Painting” with Andrew Chang.
Debra writes: “After a career of over 35 years as a designer working in the fields of Exhibit, Retail, Restaurant and Signage design, I have once again rediscovered my Fine Arts roots and have rekindled my love of drawing. With a BFA in Industrial Design, for my entire professional life I have been a problem solver, responding to the restrictions of clients needs and schedules.”
“Now, back as an artist, I refuse to be bound by those issues. The work shown here is the joyful exploration of the intersection of the human form and color. Experimenting with scale, composition and medium, I am exploring how the basic human form can be interpreted and rendered to be both “real” and imaginary. The two large pieces are pastel; the smaller ones are watercolor. They were all drawn from live models in classes with Susan Hambleton and Andrew Chang.”
See Debra’s work in our exhibition space at 380 2nd Avenue, 8th floor, until November 30th!