Posts Tagged ‘Steve Brodner’

Faculty Updates

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Elizabeth Sayles, Matt RotaSara VaronCarl Potts, and Steve Brodner.

Illustration by Elizabeth Sayles

Illustration by Elizabeth Sayles

Elizabeth Sayles of SVACE illustrated Malala: A Hero for All, a new book about Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize!

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Matt Rota is included in Ballpoint: A Group Show at Sugarlift in Brooklyn. Ballpoint also features Mu Pan, an SVA alum. The show will also celebrate the launch of Matt’s new book, The Art of Ballpoint (Murdoch Books). Read our interview with Matt about his book.

Sweaterweather by Sara Varon

Sweaterweather by Sara Varon was reviewed by the blogRead Now Sleep Later. One highlight: “Her stories have the cumulative warming effect of a fuzzy-soft sweater, warm socks, and the best cup of hot cocoa.”

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Another review of faculty work is from Starburst Magazine for Last of the Dragons by Carl Potts. Endowing the work with 8/10 stars, the review reads, “This is a well-written comic book series that will leave you waiting for a sequel.”

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Steve Brodner’s recent Village Voice cover

Steve Brodner will participate in Freedom of Expression in a Changing World: What Cannot Be Saidan upcoming conference at UC Irvine and USC. Steve recently spoke at POW! Mighty Art That Takes No Prisoners and Strips, Politics, Cartooning with Liniers.

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Faculty Updates

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Steve BrodnerViktor Koen, and Grant Shaffer.

Steve Brodner for the Village Voice

For the current Village Voice cover, Steve Brodner brings together concept and composition in an illustration that demonstrates the disturbing and absurd qualities of Donald Trump’s dominance of the 2016 election primaries. See Brodner’s Trump illustration for The Nation for an extra serving of Trump scrutiny.

Viktor Koen in Graphis Typography 3

Viktor Koen in Graphis Typography 3

Graphis Typography 3 features Viktor Koen’s “Artphabet” from “The ABCs of SVA” subway posters. “The tome presents work by some of the top international design and type design masters in the industry,” according to Graphis. Viktor is a prolific illustrator who deserves a print record of his work, which already thrives in digital formats.

Painting by Grant Shaffer

Painting by Grant Shaffer

Grant Shaffer was included in La Mama Family Show at La Mama Galleria.  For the annual La MaMa Family Show, artists and staff from throughout the institution’s 54 year history are invited to contribute pieces of art for display. Also, Grant recently contributed five illustrations to Robot Takeover by Ana Matronic.

Grant Shaffer art in Robot Takeover

Grant Shaffer art in Robot Takeover

 

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Faculty Updates

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Ilene Strizver, Steve Brodner, Ofri Cnaani, and Keith Mayerson!

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Ilene Strizver shared more insights and best practices with her readers at CreativePro.com. On the topic of Helvetica, she writes, “Helvetica was designed primarily for display, and for this reason, has appropriately tight letterspacing. Yet the design does hold up at smaller sizes – but the spacing does not.” Read more about using Helvetica at any size.

Steve Brodner for The Nation

Steve Brodner for The Nation

For The Nation, Steve Brodner illustrated some controversial quotes from GOP presidential candidates about Syrian refugees.  Perspicacious, informed, and witty, Steve exemplifies how the pen is mightier than the sword.

Ofri Cnaani performs at Inhotim Institute, Brazil

Ofri Cnaani performs at Inhotim Institute, Brazil

In Brazil? Ofri Cnaani of SVACE will perform this week at Inhotim Institute! On December 4, she will perform Frequently Asked/ Que Lugar É Esse?  Ofri writes:

“For Frequently Asked, I worked with 40 of the museum gardeners and maintenance staff in order to create 40 private walk-throughs, which bring to the front not only the art but also the role of Inhotim staff as a translators and mediators. During Frequently Asked, each gardener will lead one visitor in a one-on-one tour, offering personal narratives or interpretations of classic or modern canonical artworks and their spatial and environmental manifestations.”

Ofri Cnaani of SVACE

Ofri Cnaani of SVACE

On December 5, Ofri will perform Recalculating Route, which she describes as such:

Recalculating Route is a participatory performance taking the shape of geographically-based group messaging app that encourages self-guided wandering through call and response prompts and allows participants to re-experience familiar or unfamiliar sites, whether they are cities or museums.”

And last but not least: Keith Mayerson will exhibit new paintings with Marlborough Chelsea at NADA Miami Beach 2015.

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Faculty Updates

Monday, November 16th, 2015

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Keith MayersonTristan ElwellSteve Brodner, and Sara Varon!

Interview Magazine featured Keith Mayerson for My American Dream, his vast solo show at Marlborough Chelsea! Keith says, “‘My American Dream’ speaks to the new, more inclusive America that has taken form in the past decade.”

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Keith Mayerson, “River & Keanu as Mike & Scott in My Own Private Idaho,” 2006

A painting by Tristan Elwell is featured in Wild About Harryhausen at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles! His oil painting depicts Talos from Jason and the Argonauts.

Tristan Elwell's painting of Talos

Tristan Elwell’s painting of Talos

Steve Brodner speaks in “Barack Obama: Portraits of a President” at the Society of Publication Designers, with fellow illustration luminaries Barry Blitt, Anita Kunz, and Edel Rodriguez!

Obama portrait by Steve Brodner (top right corner)

Obama portrait by Steve Brodner (top right corner)

Publishers Weekly reviewed Sweatherweather by Sara Varon! A highlight: “Varon’s characters, their sheepish expressions, and their animated conversations are unfailingly delightful, while flashes of graphic inventiveness—a fake flyer bound into the book, a set of carefully engineered paper dolls—are icing on the cake.”

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Faculty Updates

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Steve Brodner, Peter Hristoff, and Nicolas Touron!

Steve Brodner wrote and illustrated Blowing Off the Grid, a story in Nautilus about Samsø, a carbon-neutral island in Denmark. See his story here.

Steve Brodner for Nautilus

Steve Brodner for Nautilus

Peter Hristoff, Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will discuss an object from the museum’s collection: a Prayer Rug with Niche Design.  Part of MetFridays, the event is free with museum admission.

Peter Hristoff of SVACE

Peter Hristoff of SVACE

In Paris? Galerie Detais opens a solo show by Nicolas Touron, who teaches “Sculpture” and “Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture” here at SVACE!

Nicolas Touron at Galerie Detais

Nicolas Touron at Galerie Detais

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