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Student Artwork Update: Kyle Rose

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

We are pleased to present comics artwork by SVACE student Kyle Rose, as part of our exhibition of student work from Tom Motley’s courses. Kyle created his work in and in conjunction with Illustration and Cartooning courses through several recent semesters.

Kyle Rose, “The Working Stiff"

Kyle Rose, “The Working Stiff”

In his own words:

Kyle has been an artist almost as long as he has been a nerd. He received a BFA in Graphic Design from Western Michigan University and has been taking CE classes at SVA for the last 3 years. He has worked as a designer/art director in advertising for almost a decade. His real passion is telling stories— some with images, some with words, but usually with both. His comic strip “The Working Stiff” can be found at workingstiffcomic.com and his autobio comics can be found at composedcomics.com. He lives in New York City with his wife, Liza, and their cat Izzy.

Kyle Rose, “The Working Stiff"

Kyle Rose, “The Working Stiff”

He also writes:

“The Working Stiff” is about a sentient zombie who holds down an office job in New York City— because even the dead have to make a living. It started as a limited run webcomic gag strip and has now turned in to a weekly ongoing series. I plan on collecting the first year of the strip in print this fall. While this project isn’t something I directly created for a specific CE class, it wouldn’t have been possible without them. Everything I have learned from that last 3 years has culminated with this strip and it continues to evolve with every additional class I take. You can find it at workingstiffcomic.com or on Tapastic at tapastic.com/series/The-Working-Stiff.

And:

“The Cover Up” is a short story that is part of my larger autobio body of work, collectively called “Composed Comics.” And if you are wondering, yes not only I did get the job, but I still work there today. This short was created initially as a mini-comic for Tom Motley’s “Cartooning Basics” course. Since then it has been slightly fine-tuned and will appear in, Emanata, an anthology I have put together with several other SVA CE students. Emanata will be available in local comic shops and online very soon. You can find “The Cover Up” at composedcomics.com or as part of the forth coming anthology: “Emanata”, follow emanatacomic.com for updates and places to buy.

Kyle Rose, “The Cover Up"

Kyle Rose, “The Cover Up”

See Kyle’s work in our exhibition space at 209 East 23 Street until June 30!  Find more of Kyle’s work at his website and Twitter and Instagram: @mrkylerose.


Urban Renewal

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Anton van Dalen is back with simultaneous solo shows at downtown galleries. Roughly one year after “New Works and the Avenue A Cut-Out Theatre” at PPOW Gallery, van Dalen presents work in a range of media at Romeo and Sargent’s Daughters. His vision encompasses drawing, painting, sculpture, animation, and environments, recapitulating 50 years of exhibition history for today’s emerging galleries and their audiences.

Anton van Dalen: The Devil’s Veil at Romeo

Both shows are exquisite, but most impressive are van Dalen’s graphite drawings in The Devil’s Veil at Romeo. Created in 2005-6 and uniform in scale, they reveal a collage sensibility organized by crisp Euclidean geometry. Into schematic plans that read like maps or flow charts, he plugs logos, facial features, and the human figure. In one thread of the series, a circular head seems to ride atop carriage wheels. Like Pac-Man, it gobbles everything in its path, which mostly includes token brand identities. These logos track along assembly-line paths as they cycle into and out from the rolling head’s sensory nodes. Van Dalen’s behaviorist man-machine is ensnared in a cycle of consumption and perception, perception and consumption: “I chomp, therefore I am.” Powered by Pop and enviable draftsmanship, van Dalen summons up Francis Picabia, Max Ernst, J.G. Ballard, James Rosenquist, and De Stijl design.

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At Sargent’s Daughters, van Dalen presents Inside Out, Home and Place, an eclectic and colorful counterpart to the Romeo show that renews some of the artist’s vintage work. Bird Car (1987) is the centerpiece, a faux-mobile pigeon coop repopulated with live birds. It’s no match for his vigorous drawings, but pigeons are inseparable from the artist’s repertoire and biography. The real gem of the show is Flowers in My Eye (1965), a surreal animated video combing humanity and nature. Given the serial production of van Dalen’s drawings at Romeo, one can only wonder when animation might call him back.

Anton van Dalen, “Flowers in My Eye” at Sargent’s Daughters

 

Student Artwork Update: Jess Atkinson

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

We are pleased to present artwork by SVACE student Jess Atkinson. Jess created her work in conjunction with Steve Brodner’s Illustration course, Boosted Visual Communication.

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Illustration by Jess Atkinson

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Illustration by Jess Atkinson

See Jess Atkinson’s work in our exhibition space at 380 Second Ave until June 30! Find more of her work at her Instagram and website.

Illustration by Jess Atkinson

Illustration by Jess Atkinson

Friday Hot Links

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

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

Image via Carl Schlesinger Archive

Image via Carl Schlesinger Archive

Fit to Print (New York Times): How a Linotype master kept apace. (via Ilene Strizver)

Road Trip (FastCo.Design): Google’s fast-tracks its Spotlight Engine in a new VR film. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

User Friendly (PSFK): Designers take on discrimination of all stripes. (via Robert Stribley)

Massimo’s Memorial (Quartz): Designer Massimo Vignelli took his vision to the grave. (via Jess Mackta)

Fish Forms (Design Milk): What 3D printing means for goldfish. (via Jess Mackta)

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Friday Hot Links

Friday, April 29th, 2016

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

Image via Hyperallergic

Image via Hyperallergic

Protest Projection (Hyperallergic): Artist activists illuminate the Guggenheim’s impasse over migrant workers’  rights. (via Robert Stribley)

Hello Dolly (CNET): Drone photography recreates Alfred Hitchcock’s “dolly zoom” technique. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Mini Museum (Print Mag): Tribeca treated to a museum in an elevator. (via Steven Heller)

Branding Brew (FastCo. Design): Design titan Milton Glaser has branded Brooklyn Brewery since it began. (via SVA News)

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