Following the recent passing of former faculty member, department chair and SVA alumnus Jack Endewelt, the College has put together an exhibition to honor both his memory and body of work. A prolific painter and illustrator, Endewelt joined the SVA faculty in 1968, teaching painting and illustration. He then became the co-chair of the Media Arts Department in 1987 and chair of the BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department in 1991. He died from lung cancer in January 2006.
“Jack Endewelt: In Memoriam, 1935 – 2006” features prominent selections from the artist’s body of work, including paintings and drawings rendered in a meticulously realistic style, ranging from depictions of common items such as chocolates and take-out containers, to more ominous images of guns, vintage World War II airplanes and faceless cowboys, to dreamy depictions of clouds and desertscapes. The exhibition will be on view in the SVA Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, December 16, 2006 – January 20, 2007; Reception: Monday, December 18, 6 – 8pm. (Note: The gallery will be closed from Thursday, December 21, 2006 – Monday, January 1, 2007.)
Image: Jack Endewelt, Take-Out Food Container.