Travel up, along and over the Hudson River this month and you’ll find a trio of noteworthy faculty exhibitions. On the Manhattan side of the water, Pace Wildenstein, 545 West 22nd Street, has a self-titled show from MFA Fine Arts Department faculty member James Siena. The exhibition features new figurative drawings alongside Siena’s abstract paintings, and is running through Saturday, April 26. Head upriver to Pelham, NY, and MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department Chair Marshall Arisman is one of 25 artists selected to contribute animal-inspired work to “Animalia Anima: The Soul of the Animal,” at Pelham Arts Center, through Saturday, April 19.
Finally, cross over to the Jersey side to see a solo exhibition from alumnus and Art History Department faculty member Amy Wilson (BFA 1995 Fine Arts) at the Jersey City Museum. “Please Pay Attention Please” is part of the museum’s ongoing “1×1” series, and showcases Wilson’s text-heavy watercolor works through Sunday, June 15.
Image: James Siena, staring old man, 2007, colored pencil and graphite on paper
8″ x 6-1/4″ (20.3 cm x 15.9 cm). © James Siena, courtesy PaceWildenstein New York. Photo by: Kerry Ryan McFate / Courtesy PaceWildenstein, New York.