- LAST CHANCE: “Newly Released,” an exhibition featuring thesis projects by students in the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department, including video installations and documentary and conceptual photographic work. Curated by faculty member Marvin Heiferman. Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, through Saturday, June 30.
- “Abstract Nature,” a photography and sculpture exhibition featuring works that explore natural forms and the boundaries between abstraction and representation. Artists include BFA Photography Department student JuneYoung Lim and recent MFA Fine Arts Department graduate Hee Soo Kim. SVA Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, June 30 – July 24; Reception: Monday, July 2, 5 – 7pm.
- “Portrait of an Artist/Teacher,” an exhibition, curated by faculty member Michael Filan, featuring a variety of media by graduating students in the MAT Art Education Department. Their work addresses the challenges of being a teacher and preserving their own devotion to being artists themselves. Westside Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, June 30 – July 28; Reception: Monday, July 9, 5 – 7pm. (The gallery will be closed for the Independence Day holiday, starting on Tuesday, July 3 at 1pm.)
- “The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama,” an SVA exhibition that compliments and expands upon the selection of art currently on view at the Rubin Museum of Art. Over 80 contemporary artists from 30 countries have contributed works of art in a broad array of media, expressing their personal interpretations of and reflections on the Dalai Lama’s philosophies and ideals. SVA will display approximately 25 works by such well-known artists as Richard Avedon, Anish Kapoor and Sebastiao Salgado, as well as contemporary artists Sanford Biggers, SVA alumnus Long-Bin Chen and Katarina Wong; and “Everything I Do Always Comes Back To Me,” an exhibition of work by SVA faculty and alumni commenting on conflict, compassion and the Buddhist ethic, featuring photography, painting, sculpture, digital art, cartooning and 3D and graphic design. Curated by longtime SVA board and faculty member Milton Glaser, this exhibit complements “The Missing Peace.” Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, July 12 – August 22.
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Image: Tiana Peterson, Wright Books in Cherokee Red, 2007; from “Newly Released.”