The final slate of Visual Arts Gallery shows for summer 2009 is currently running at the Chelsea exhibition space. The gallery’s front room is housing “A New Currency,” an exhibition organized by a group of recent graduates of the MFA Fine Arts Department as a response to the changing economic circumstances faced by the art community. This collection of work was curated by faculty member Dan Cameron and is the third part of a multi-stage project under the banner of “A New Currency.”
The project rooms are occupied by three juried student shows: “About Time,” curated by Richard Brooks, is an exhibition of video, drawing and photography by students and alumni featuring various approaches to the production and presentation of time-based works; “Body Work,” also curated by Brooks, brings together photography, sculpture and drawing works by students and alumni, examining the boundaries between representation and abstraction; and “Electric Kool-Aid,” curated by Matt White, presents painting, drawing and sculpture by current students who represent dream-like abstractions using vibrant colors and complex forms.
All four exhibitions are on view at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, through Saturday, August 15.
Images: (top) Habby Osk, still from Territory, 2009; (bottom) Bibi Flores, Still on my mind, 2009.