Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Weekend Hot Links

Friday, April 14th, 2017

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

Radical Women (The Cut): The Brooklyn Museum honors the work of black feminist artists. (via SVA News)

(via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

(via Robert Stribley)

(via SVA News)

Color Code (FastCo. Design): Explore Le Corbusier’s color harmonies, in spaces and your mind. (via SVA Products of Design)

(via Mark Burk)

Viva Italia (Curbed): See Italy’s rich graphic design history celebrated in this new website. (via Jess Mackta)

Right Swipe (Newsweek): The plot to paper college campuses with racist posters. (via Steven Heller)

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Student Artwork Update: Gregory Mayes

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

We are pleased to present photographs by SVACE student Gregory Mayes! Gregory created this artwork in conjunction with the course, Digital Photography I.

Photo by Gregory Mayes

Photo by Gregory Mayes

Gregory writes: “I had a realization not long ago while walking the streets of New York – my view of the world had shrunk to a corridor ten feet wide and one story high. I paused a moment to expand my gaze, taking in the vibrant details of urban life that I had allowed to become mundane. It is these details perceived in our periphery – a flicker of reflection, movement of shadow or burst of color – which reaffirm the authenticity of our reality.”

Photo by Gregory Mayes

Photo by Gregory Mayes

“I have attempted to capture these details through this series of photographs. To remove them from context and separate into the basic elements of shape, line and color. To transform into something only seen by our subconscious.”

Photo by Gregory Mayes

Photo by Gregory Mayes

“New York is a city with an enormous gravitational pull – it beckoned me almost five years ago. It draws people from around the world, many wishing to practice alchemy on themselves. It was the same for me, a transmutation that is still taking form. I intend to make gold of that.”

Photo by Gregory Mayes

Photo by Gregory Mayes

See Gregory’s work in our exhibition space at 209 East 23rd Street, until April 30!

Student Artwork Update: Nivia Hernandez

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

We are pleased to present photographs by SVACE student Nivia Hernandez! Nivia created this artwork in conjunction with the course, Digital Photography I.

Photo by Nivia Hernandez

Photo by Nivia Hernandez

Nivia writes: “From a very young age, we are taught to hold on to things and/or people that bring us comfort, but as we grow and experience pleasure, pain, and loss we may learn to let go and appreciate the simple things in life. Through these photographs, the subjects I have observed and engaged with express in a simple form that letting go, being still, and appreciating the given moment is a path to vibrant happiness, comfort and freedom.”

Photo by Nivia Hernandez

Photo by Nivia Hernandez

See Nivia’s work in our exhibition space at 380 Second Avenue, 8th floor, until May 31! Find more at Nivia’s website and Instagram.

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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Student Artwork Update: Susana Rico

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

We are pleased to present photographs by SVACE student Susana Rico! Susana created her artwork in conjunction with numerous courses, including:

Susana Rico grew up in Setúbal, Portugal and the French part of Switzerland. She returned to Portugal and completed her Marketing and Advertising degree, in Lisbon, in 2005. In 2009, she moved to London to learn English and one year later, left to work in Zurich, Switzerland.

Photo by Susana Rico

Photo by Susana Rico

During a trip to Bali, Indonesia in 2011, she felt in love with the beauty of the images taken and started to take her camera everywhere. Being exposed to different languages and cultures ever since childhood made her become extremely aware of her surroundings and she developed a particular taste for street photography and documentary. The choice of unique characters and subcultures are also imminent in her work. Her photographic style features strong contrasts and extremely bright colors.

Photo by Susana Rico

Photo by Susana Rico

Susana believes that beauty is perception and that everything and everybody has its own beauty.  Her motto: “Always put your soul, creativity and love in everything you do.” Susana is currently based in New York.

Photo by Susana Rico

Photo by Susana Rico

See Susana’s work in our exhibition space at 209 East 23rd Street, until February 28th. Find more at her website and Instagram!