Several high-profile artists will be “live and in-person” at SVA in the next week for public talks. First up is Roxy Paine, who came to prominence in the late 1990s with automated machines that produced biomorphic paintings and sculptures. The New York-based conceptual artist earned a new group of admirers with a recent installation of stainless steel tree sculptures at Madison Square Park. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and Art History Departments, Paine will give a talk on Tuesday, November 6, 6:30pm, at 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The following day, the Camera Club of New York presents Christian Witkin, a New York City-based photographer who has shot for such publications as Vogue, W, The New York Times Magazine, The London Sunday Magazine and Fair. Witkin will be in the Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor, on Tuesday, November 6, 7pm. Admission is free for SVA students and Camera Club members; other students (with ID) $5; regular admission $10. And finally, Dominic McGill—an English-born artist who channels his experience in the British special-effects industry to create drawings and sculptures dealing with such hot-button issues as religion, race relations and nuclear armament—will give a talk in the Amphitheater. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department, McGill will be at SVA on Thursday, November 8, 7pm, and the event is free and open to the public.