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Faculty Updates

Monday, February 6th, 2017

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from course instructors Steve Brodner, Ruth Marten, Keren Moscovitch, and Tom Motley.

Steve Brodner follows the white rabbit into the shaky world of “Alternative Facts,” illustrating his own batch for The Washington Post.

Steve Brodner illustration via The Washington Post

Steve Brodner illustration via The Washington Post

Ruth Marten is featured in the New York Times for artwork exhibited in “Tattooed New York” at the New-York Historical Society.

(l) Ruth Marten, Marquesan Heads, 1977. Courtesy of the Artist. (r) Mike Bakaty, Big Panther, 1983. Photograph courtesy of Maury Englander.

(l) Ruth Marten, Marquesan Heads, 1977. Courtesy of the Artist. (r) Mike Bakaty, Big Panther, 1983. Photograph courtesy of Maury Englander.

Keren Moscovitch opens up about her new multidisciplinary project, “One More Way Files,” debuting this week at LABA, NYC! Keren writes:

“The way we tell stories and pass them between oral and written formats – is a collective erotic expression that works in concert with humankind’s intellectual and spiritual traditions.”

Keren Moscovitch image via LABA

Keren Moscovitch image via LABA

Tom Motley gets real in this drawing for The Brooklyn Rail, part of an ongoing series of drawings for that banner.

Tom Motley drawing via The Brooklyn Rail

Tom Motley drawing via The Brooklyn Rail

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Faculty Updates

Monday, November 21st, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from course instructors Viktor Koen and Shelley Haven

Viktor Koen has a solo exhibition, “Bestiary: Bizarre Myths and Chimerical Fancies” on view now at United Photo Industries. Drawing from the pictorial collection of the US Library of Congress, Koen concocts “a deformed pantheon” of mythical characters while exploring the languages of early photography and archival preservation. Hear more from Viktor at Cosmos Radio.

Viktor Koen at United Photo Industries

Viktor Koen at United Photo Industries

Shelley Haven recently exhibited landscape paintings in “A.R.T. – Artists Rising Together” at SUNY Purchase College’s PC4 Gallery.

 

Shelley Haven, "Narragansett II"

Shelley Haven, “Narragansett II”

 

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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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Work by Inna Babaeva, via The Willows

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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East Village Eye

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

“It wasn’t until I went to these alternative spaces where I met other artists who also felt like outcasts — and most of them were women and people of color — that I found a community.” -Anton van Dalen talks with Hyperallergic in a great interview about art, mentorship, the East Village, and pigeons.

www.mgprojekt.ru – nice projects.
Image via Hyperallergic

Image via Hyperallergic

Faculty Updates

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Ruth Marten, Barbara Segal, Ilene Strizver, and Steve Brodner.

From "Fountains & Alligators" by Ruth Marten

From “Fountains & Alligators” by Ruth Marten

Ruth Marten was featured in The New Yorker for her illustrated collection, Fountains & Alligators. For the series, Marten uses ink and watercolor to seamlessly transform Victorian prints into “crocodile cohabitation” and other surreal, waterlogged tableaux.

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Barbara Segal, “Black Candy” (Image via the New York Post)

Barbara Segal carves Hermés Birkins from stone, as described in the New York Post. The Post writes, “Her ‘bags’ are true to size and bear immaculate detailing, including the status tote’s signature leather folds, tight stitching and even the lock.” See her work in person in a group show, Emerging to Established, on view at Krause Gallery in NYC from Sept. 7 through Oct. 5.

From Ilene Strizver's "TypeTalk"

From Ilene Strizver’s “TypeTalk”

Ilene Strizver updated TypeTalk, her excellent typography blog at CreativePro. In “How to Work with a Lettering Artist,” Strizver consults leading lettering artists. Each artist describes a creative process that includes research, sketches, and digital output. The artists also share ideas about what they need from art directors: “Tips for a good job with me.”

Steve Brodner for the L.A. Times

Steve Brodner for the L.A. Times

Steve Brodner illustrated The Home Stretch, an Op-Ed parody for the L.A. Times of the last days of campaign 2016. Despite this election’s ceaseless absurdity, Brodner’s chronicles always find room for more.

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