Two New York City boroughs are currently showing work by SVA faculty members. In Manhattan, Andrea Belag, who teaches in the BFA Fine Arts Department, has “New Paintings” on view at Mike Weiss Gallery, 520 West 24th Street, through Saturday, April 21. For her first show at the gallery, Belag is presenting abstract oil paintings that create space with saturated color, vigorous brushstrokes and line. These new works reference the light and shadow that are hallmarks of film noir, with titles such as Shadow of Doubt, Detour and Purple Noon.
Up in the Bronx, BFA Photography Department instructor Joseph Maida is part of “Here and Elsewhere” at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, through Sunday, August 19. The exhibition is the 27th annual presentation by Artist in the Marketplace (AIM), the museum’s program for emerging artists. “Here and Elsewhere” includes work by Maida and 35 other artists from throughout the metropolitan area, all of whom have participated in the most recent AIM program.
Image: Andrea Belag, Shadow of Doubt, 2007; courtesy of Mike Weiss Gallery New York.