As the academic calendar counts down the final weeks of the fall 2010 semester, the College is featuring a year-end slate of exhibitions throughout the SVA galleries.
“Between Picture and Viewer: The Image in Contemporary Painting,” in the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, through Wednesday, December 22, is curated by BFA Visual and Critical Studies Department Chair Tom Huhn and faculty member Isabel Taube. The show collects recent work by 19 established and emerging New York artists examining the relationship between contemporary painting and the notion of “the image” in today’s increasingly hyper-visual culture.There is a reception taking place Thursday, December 2, 6 – 8pm, at the gallery; and a panel discussion, moderated by Katy Siegel, with Josephine Halvorson, James Hyde and Dana Schutz, on Thursday, December 9, 7pm, at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street.
In the Westside Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, “Emerge to be Seen” presents multimedia work by current SVA students exploring light, transparency, narrative and layers, to invite multiple interpretations. The exhibition is curated by Kathryn DeRaffele and Maria Dubon, and is on view through Tuesday, December 22, with a reception on Tuesday, December 7, 6 – 8pm.
And the BFA Photography Department is showing “Was It a Dream” in the SVA Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, featuring the work of Ayala Gazit (BFA 2009 Photography), the recipient of the 2009 Tierney Grant in Photography, under the mentorship of faculty member Jerry Vezzuso; also in the gallery is “One Question Asked Is Better Than…,” an installation that grew out of faculty member Fia Backstrom’s independent study seminar and includes contributions from more than 50 past and current students. The exhibitions are running through Saturday, December 18, with a reception on Thursday, December 2, 6 – 8pm.
Images: (top) Karin Davie, Seeing Spots No. 7, 2008; (bottom) Brittany Buongiorno, Untitled, 2009.