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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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Faculty Updates

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Steve Brodner and E. Adam Attia.

Steve Brodner illustrated the cover of TIME Magazine, inventing a face for the ubiquitous gremlin who has trolled all of us at some point in our internet adventures.

Illustration by Steve Brodner for TIME

Illustration by Steve Brodner for TIME

E. Adam Attia will participate in Autonomous Vehicles, a group exhibition opening this week at Sara Nightingale Gallery in East Hampton. The gallery is the first to exhibit Attia’s works from his Drone Zone series, which led to his arrest in late 2012.

E. Adam Attia (ESSAM), Drone Zone 2, Jessica, Pigment Fiber Print, 16” x 20” Edition of 10

E. Adam Attia (ESSAM), Drone Zone 2, Jessica, Pigment Fiber Print, 16” x 20” Edition of 10

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Faculty Updates

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Keren Moscovitch, Emily WeinerElizabeth SaylesMatt Rota, and Valerie Smaldone.

Keren Moscovitch opens up to Sarah Cho of NY Artists Equity about art, intimacy, ideas. Keren is an artist, faculty member, and assistant director of special programs at SVA, and for years, she has intertwined her artistic output, teaching, and leadership.  One highlight from the interview: “If I didn’t teach, I would have a very different relationship to my art practice. Working with students reminds me of what it takes [to be an artist] and the advice and feedback I give them will resonate in my head…”

Keren Moscovitch, "Fingers and Waist"

Keren Moscovitch, “Fingers and Waist”

Emily Weiner is featured in a New York Times story about alternative and artist-run galleries. The feature is a feather in the cap for a faculty member whose diverse experiences as an artist and gallerist led her to the course, “Contemporary Painting Lab: Artists and Techniques of the 21st Century.” Her view on the art world? “Artists are the tastemakers now. We don’t wait for galleries to pick us up.”

Emily Weiner of SVACE in The New York Times

Emily Weiner of SVACE in The New York Times

Elizabeth Sayles illustrated Malala: A Hero for Allnow a Top 20 nonfiction children’s book of 2016 at Amazon.

Illustration by Elizabeth Sayles of SVACE

Illustration by Elizabeth Sayles of SVACE

Matt Rota produced a new illustration for The Washington Post, depicting a hypothetical exorcism for an article about demonic possession. And in case you missed it, Matt recently illustrated a New York Times memorial about Muhammad Ali, written by Joyce Carol Oates.

Illustration by Matt Rota

Illustration by Matt Rota

Valerie Smaldone shared her voice-over talents in a new advertising video spot for Purina. the spot is the latest commercial update to her experience as an actress, radio host, and reporter.

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