In The Press: Banks Violette in The New York Times

February 15, 2010

  • New York Times art critic Roberta Smith profiled various current gallery exhibitions from what she describes as “bad-boy week on the New York art scene.” Two of the seven artists profiled are SVA alumni: Banks Violette (BFA 1998 Fine Arts) and Keith Haring (1979 Fine Arts). Violette’s show, which includes a sculpture that Smith calls “one of his best works so far,” is at Gladstone Gallery, 530 West 21st Street, through Saturday, April 17. One of Haring’s pro bono murals will be on view at Deitch Projects, 18 Wooster Street, at various times in February. Click here to view a slide show of images from the Times article.
  • An interview with photographer and alumnus Kareem Black (BFA 1999 Photography) was recently featured in 25 Magazine. Black talks about some of his recent photo shoots, like one for The Real Housewives of Atlanta, as well as advice his instructors gave him when he was at SVA.
  • The California Chronicle wrote about alumnus Eric Wight (BFA 1998 Animation), who is publishing another book in his Frankie Pickle series for children, which combines the comic and chapter book formats. Frankie Pickle and the Pine Run 3000 is the second book in the series from the artist who has worked on various film and TV projects, including animation for the movie Beavis and Butt-Head Do America and comic book art for the TV show The O.C.

Image: Banks Violette, throne ( and over and over again), 2009 – 2010, fluorescent tubes, steel, chain, wire and road case; Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York, and Team Gallery, New York.

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