The end of the academic year at SVA always means a steady flow of thesis projects into the College’s gallery spaces. This week, two masters program thesis exhibitions are opening in the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor. “Spark,” a selection of thesis projects from MFA Design Department students, is curated by faculty member Dorothy Twining Globus. The show features graphic, motion, Web and 3D design employed by second-year students to develop socially and environmentally aware products that are intended to be both commercially viable and culturally significant.
Also in the gallery is “Selected Works from MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Thesis Projects,” curated by faculty member David Sandlin. The exhibition collects students’ books, figurative paintings, narrative series and graphic novels, all of which use illustration to examine personal experiences. Both exhibitions will be on display May 5 – 20; there will be a reception for the artists on Monday, May 8, 6 – 8pm.
Image: Chadwick Whitehead, Polecrash, 2006; from “Selected Works from MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Thesis Projects.”