The Art of Summer

May 22, 2008


Even though the academic year is over, the SVA galleries have a full summer schedule of exhibitions on tap. Kicking things off is the opening of the MFA Computer Art Department Thesis Exhibition in the Visual Arts Gallery. The exhibition, curated by SVA faculty member Russet Lederman, will show approximately 50 thesis projects by students in the MFA Computer Art Department, featuring experimental linear video, networked media, video and visual music installation, experimental non-narrative and narrative 3D animation, and interactive installation and performance. The show is on view at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, May 27 – June 7, with a reception on Tuesday, May 27, 6 – 8pm.


At the end of May, the College is presenting “Publicly Personal,” an exhibition of installation and performance art by MFA Fine Arts Department students critiquing historical and cultural legacies. Curated by Richard Brooks, assistant director of student galleries at SVA, the show is at the Westside Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, May 31 – June 21; there will be a reception held on Wednesday, June 4, 5 – 7pm. For more information on exhibitions and events running through the summer season, check the SVA events page frequently at www.sva.edu/events.


Image: David Sarma, Invariance, 2008; from the MFA Computer Art Department Thesis Exhibition.

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