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  • Saturday, February 9 - Monday, February 25

  • Reception: Tuesday, February 19
    6:00 – 8:00pm

  • SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York, NY

School of Visual Arts presents “China: 2019,” “Liminality,” and “Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones But Words Will Never Hurt Me”: three exhibitions of painting, sculpture, new media and printmaking by BFA Fine Arts students. Curated by Suzanne Anker, Gary Sherman, and Tyler Rowland, respectively, the exhibitions will be on view from Saturday, February 9, through Monday, February 25, at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York City.


China: 2019
, curated by Suzanne Anker

Since the late 1980s Chinese contemporary art has embraced many of the values of a global consciousness in the visual arts. From the use of nontraditional materials to subject matter reflecting a modern world, Chinese contemporary art is reflected in the generations coming to maturity in a post-Maoist era. As more and more students from China are choosing to come to America to study, this cross-pollination of Western and Eastern attitudes is evident. Popular culture motifs, the use of satire, as well as traditional painting styles encompass this exhibition, as another generation of emerging artists begin to find their way onto a global stage. 

Featured artists: Zidong Chen, Jiajia Li, Lala LeeLe Liu, Ziwei Shao, Huashang Wang, Murphy Zong.


Liminality, curated by Gary Sherman

A transition between two fixed states.
An ephemeral phase;
Fostering disorientation, change, possibility, ambiguity, anticipation.
Involving concealment, evaporation, fragmentation, entropy, transience.

Featured artists: Tim Bair, Ruofan Chen, Jade Gordon, Taehyun Hwang, Xinran Li.


Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones But Words Will Never Hurt Me
, organized by Tyler Rowland

This exhibition presents four artists who explore various elements of the body through different modes of representation. All their figures and forms have a veil of vulnerability which may or may not hide an armature of empowerment. Past actions, payback and potential leverage are hovering in these installations, waiting to make contact.

Featured artists:  Flint Kirschenbaum, Hayley McCormack, Bethany Robinson, Jade Shi.


BFA Fine Arts 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 advanced recording, editing and projection technology, fully equipped printmaking facilities and sculpture studios with computerized (CNC) milling machines are among the department’s many resources.

Presented in the same space is The Printed Image, an exhibition of printed works and books by BFA Fine Arts students.

SVA Chelsea Gallery

601 West 26th Street »

15th floor

Tel: 212.592.2145

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Open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm. Closed Sunday and federal holidays. It is fully accessible by wheelchair.

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