In the SVA Galleries:
- LAST CHANCE: “Surface Life,” an exhibition of photography and painting by students and recent graduates featuring works that celebrate beauty in everyday life, curated by Richard Brooks. SVA Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, through Tuesday, March 10.
- “Cardsharper,” a thesis exhibition by students in the MFA Fine Arts Department, curated by Lauren Ross. Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, through Saturday, March 14.
- “Self-Portrait,” an exhibition of work by students in the MPS Art Therapy Department and the clients with whom they work at their internship sites. Curated by Liz DelliCarpini, internship coordinator, MPS Art Therapy Department. Westside Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, through Saturday, March 21.
- 3D Design Exhibition, an exhibition featuring 3D design work by students in the BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department, curated by Kevin O’Callaghan. SVA Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, March 18 – April 11; Reception: Tuesday, March 24, 6 – 8pm.
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- Technocultures: The History of Digital Art: A conversation featuring influential historical practitioners and researchers on digital art. Department Chair Bruce Wands will moderate. The panel will trace the history of digital art through vignettes and personal anecdotes of four pioneers: Kenneth Knowlton, Margot Lovejoy, Kenneth Snelson and Lillian Schwartz. They will be joined by Jeremy Gardiner and Nick Lambert, who are working with Birkbeck College, University of London, and the Victoria and Albert Museum on a project called Technocultures. Friday, March 6, 6pm, 133/141 West 21 Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
- Artists Talk on Art Presents: Environmental Works: Mary Arnold, environmental art consultant and former director of the Teaneck Creek Conservancy, will moderate a discussion among three artists whose environmental projects both serve and engage the public. The artists are Patricia Johanson, Eve Mosher and Aviva Rahmani. Friday, March 6, 7pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Admission is free for SVA students, faculty, staff and ATOA members; $7 regular admission; $3 for SVA alumni, non-SVA students and seniors.
- Chandler Burr: Writer Chandler Burr will present a lecture titled Invisible Design: The Structure of Scents. Burr is a perfume critic for The New York Times, and author of The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris & New York (Hewey Holt 2008) and The Emperor of Scent (2003). Presented by the MFA Design Criticism Department. Tuesday, March 17, 6 – 8pm, 136 West 21st Street, 2nd floor. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to 212.592.2228 or [email protected].
- Distinguished Alumnus Lecture: Stephen Savage: The Alumni Society of School of Visual Arts presents a lecture by Stephen Savage (MFA 1996 Illustration as Visual Essay). Savage is known for his minimalist illustrations that convey complex ideas and emotion with simple lines and color. His books include the bestselling Polar Bear Nigh, which is one of The New York Times Best Illustrated Books of 2004. Savage is also a faculty member in the BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department. Tuesday, March 17, 7pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Free and open to the public.
- Destruction as a Creative Force: Considering its Function in Art Therapy: Laura Loumeau-May, MPS, ATR-BC, LPC will examine destruction from psychological, spiritual and clinical perspectives, and will consider it as a tool for art therapy intervention. With the understanding that creation and destruction together constitute a dynamic renewal process, Loumeau-May will discuss how the accidental or intentional destruction of artwork can present both a therapeutic challenge and an opportunity for healing. Presented by the MPS Art Therapy Department. Wednesday, March 18, 6:30 – 8pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public. RSVP to 212.592.2610 or [email protected].
For a complete list of SVA events, visit sva.edu/events.
Image: Jeonghyun Lee, Yellow, 2008; from “Surface Life.”