The spring 2011 semester is opening with a trio of new exhibitions in the SVA galleries. The season begins with “Ground Control,” a multimedia exhibition featuring sculpture, video, painting, collage and installation by selected fourth-year students in the BFA Visual and Critical Studies Department, at the Westside Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street. Curated by alumnus and faculty member Amy Wilson (BFA 1995 Fine Arts), the show includes work by Shannon Broder, Kelly Cabezas, Justin Elm, Joana Fittipaldi, Sara Friedman, Andrew Kazinec, Sofia Klapischak, Shannon Kelly, Amy Kolenut, Courtney Linderman, Tess Lundgardh, Shellyne Rodriguez, Jennifer Santiago, Olena Shmahalo, Brooke Tomiello and Michelle Yun. “Ground Control” is on view January 8 – February 5, with an opening reception on Tuesday, January 11, 6 – 8pm.
The following week, two more exhibitions will open at the College. “Night Shift” is a photography exhibition of work by current students in the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department, featuring contemporary approaches to night photography. Curated by Richard Brooks, the show is at the SVA Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, January 14 – February 5, with a reception on Tuesday, January 18, 5 – 7pm.
And “Implied Virtue,” at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, is the first of two thesis exhibitions in the MFA Fine Arts Department. Curated by Alex Gartenfeld, curator of West Street Gallery, the show runs January 14 – 29, and there is an opening reception on Thursday, January 20, 6 – 8pm.
Image: Shellyne Rodriguez, Beezlebub: Demon of Gluttony, 2010; from “Ground Control.”