The new year at SVA kicked off with a quartet of exhibitions in the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor. Running through Saturday, January 12, are four juried student shows, all curated by Richard Brooks, assistant director of student galleries: “All in Time,” an exhibition of video art by SVA students and alumni exploring the production and presentation of time-based works; “Left and Leaving,” presenting sculpture and installation works composed of recycled and discarded materials; “Trace,” which features contemporary approaches to photography, ranging from realist to conceptual; and “Urban Rituals,” an exhibition of painting and photography by four students who explore our relationship to today’s urban environments.
Following close on the heels of these shows, the gallery will be presenting, “Animal,” the first of the year’s two thesis exhibitions organized by the MFA Fine Arts Department. Curated by Elizabeth Burke, co-director of Clementine Gallery, and featuring a wide range of media and conceptual approaches, “Animal” will be on view January 18 – February 2; there will be an opening reception on Tuesday, January 22, 6 – 8pm.
Image: Bok Soon Lee, Odd Man in New York, 2007; from “Trace.”