Stefan Sagmeister, acclaimed designer, typographer and MFA Design Department faculty member, and Jessica Walsh (BFA 2009 Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects), present “Six Things: Sagmeister & Walsh,” the first exhibition of the team’s new firm, Sagmeister & Walsh. Sagmeister’s interest in the subject of happiness is the topic of this show, and the team examines the six things that he feels have contributed to his own amplified happiness, presented to the viewer in the form of five short videos and one sculpture. On view at The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue, through August 4.
BFA Fine Arts Department faculty member Brooke Larsen’s exhibition “Dots to Dots” consists of drawings of characters, both abstract and recognizable. Larsen’s work connects stories, books and images into an intimate series of pieces, which he refers to as a visual library. Working with the themes of memory, repetition, imagination, value, and inspiration, Larsen provides an experience for the viewer much like that of a story. On view at Sacred Gallery NYC, 424 Broadway, through March 31.
Alumnus Gregg Louis (MFA 2009 Fine Arts) presents “Psychic Ménagerie,” a collection of sculpture, video, prints, and wallpaper. The visitor is greeted with Louis’s video Blots (2013), a depiction of an artificial psychological experiment. The main gallery features the artist’s prints and sculptures. Louis’s Inkling sculpture series originated from the act of cloud gazing. “I think of the Inkling sculptures as me trying to breathe life into those loosely identified shapes by bringing them down to earth and giving them a tangible form. “ Using sunless tanning lotion as his medium, Louis’s Shadow prints could be perceived as ontological interpretations. On view at Nohra Haime Gallery, 730 Fifth Avenue, Suite 701, through April 27.