The Lower East Side’s newest gallery, launched by faculty member Amy Smith-Stewart (MFA Fine Arts Department), recently opened its inaugural exhibition, which features work in a variety of media by several members of the SVA community. Kate Gilmore (MFA 2002 Fine Arts), Marilyn Minter (MFA Fine Arts Department faculty), Mika Rottenberg (BFA 2001 Fine Arts) and Elif Uras (BFA 2001 Fine Arts) are among the nine artists taking part in “Foam of the Daze,” which is on view through Sunday, May 20, at Smith-Stewart, 53 Stanton Street.
Moving several blocks west, alumnus Lori Earley (BFA 1995 Illustration) is set to open “Anima Sola” at Opera Gallery, 115 Spring Street, April 28 – May 19. Early will be showing her oil paintings, which take classical portraiture as a starting point and then gently distort the image into a fantasia of eerie beauty. The gallery will hold an opening reception on Saturday, April 28, 6 – 9pm.
Image: Kate Gilmore, Baby, Belong to Me, 2006/2007.