Current exhibitions by two SVA faculty members and an alumnus in Boston, Minneapolis, and across the pond in London chart and recreate space, explore evocative landscapes and alter perceptions.
MFA Fine Arts Chair Mark Tribe’s images appear in “Permanent War: the Age of Global Conflict,” an exhibition exploring how war has evolved in modern times and become perpetual. From a series entitled Rare Earth, Tribe’s work depicts aerial views of peaceful, seemingly untouched landscapes that resemble those found in conflict-riddled regions. The aerial viewpoint evokes a military feel, or even a drone’s eye view. On view at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 230 The Fenway, Boston, through March 7. Work from the same series is also on view at the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, England. Closer to home, Tribe’s first net art project, Traces of a Constructed City, is on view at the Montclair Art Museum in the exhibition “Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s,” through May 17.
MFA Photography, Video and Related Media faculty member Liz Deschenes presents “Gallery 7,” a yearlong exhibition featuring a series of free-standing rectangular panels, some silver-toned photograms, others experimentation in translucent plastic or digital pigment printing. The photograms offer a foggy, mirrored image, reflecting both the audience and the surrounding space, while images processed with digital pigment printing contain a texture similar to ground glass, capturing and reflecting light. On View at Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennipin Avenue, Minneapolis, through November 22.
Alumnus Sarah Sze’s (MFA 1997 Fine Arts) latest exhibition, featuring installations, small sculptures, and silk-screen printing, examines the way we experience space, time, mass and volume. Employing common objects like rocks, newspapers and furniture, her work transforms the familiar into something newly seen, both foreign and fragile. Sze represented the United States at the 2013 Venice Biennale and is known for her spectacular installations that “take over galleries, stretch outside, climb upward, and drill and drip downwards.” On view at Victoria Miro, 16 Wharf Road, London, through March 28.
Image: Mark Tribe, Sawtooth Mountain, archival pigment print, 24×38″, edition of 5 with 1 AP.