Friday, February 3 - Saturday, February 18
SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York, NY
School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents "Material Magic," an exhibition of work by students in the BFA Fine Arts Department. The exhibition is curated by Department Chair Suzanne Anker.
Anker says, "'Material Magic' is an exhibition that highlights the department's use of various mediums. From ceramics to painting and drawing, from bronze and digital sculpture to embroidery, from photography to video, from living aquariums to living terrariums, this exhibition explores the handmade object in relation to technological output. How does the artist in the 21st century work with an expanded palette of material options?"
Participating artists include Anker; faculty members Erik Guzman, Ben Keating, and Luis Navarro; and current students Theodore Boyer, Amanda Brown, Alisa Bukhvalova, Steven Cartoccio, Song Chung, Jillian K. Cleary, Adelfino Corino, Michael Francis, David Frenkel, Lily Gist, Kayleigh Groves, Shakhed Hadaya, Su Yeon Ihm, Juhee Kim, Na Li Kwon, Michelle Lamb, Noa Leshem, So Jin Lim, Jennifer List, Michael Madden, Kelsey Marcus, Lucia Mooney-Martin, Anamaria Morris, Laura Murray, Benjamin Phelps, Alessia Resta, Jamie Rubin, Brian Schiering, Daniela Silva, Diana Sirianni, Melissa Skiadas, Keijaun Thomas, TK Tram, Cody Umans, Pari Valad and Fortune Wahba.
The BFA Fine Arts Department at SVA prepares students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing field head on. With a faculty of approximately 100 active artists, critics and curators, a distinguished roster of guest lecturers and various exhibition opportunities, the department offers direct and multifaceted engagement with the largest art community in the world. From coursework in anatomy, figure drawing and color theory, to interdisciplinary workshops in digital and photo-based media, the curriculum provides the broadest possible means of expression. A digital lab with state-of-the art recording, editing and projection technology, fully-equipped printmaking facilities and sculpture studios with computerized (CNC) milling machines are among the department's many resources.