Longtime SVA faculty member Adrienne Leban, who teaches in the BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department, is presenting the inaugural show at the Corey Gallery, 7 West 25th Street. “The Lifeworks—Part One: Bio-Geo” features recent works, including drawings, paintings and digital media. “The Lifeworks” will open on Friday, May 4, 8 – 11pm, and continue May 5 – 6, 10am – 7pm. The new gallery was founded by SVA alumnus Corey Rosenberg (BFA 2004 Advertising), who is a former student of Leban’s. A portion of proceeds from the show will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research.
Another member of the College’s faculty, Nick Bertozzi (BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department) also has a public event coming up. Bertozzi will be reading from his new graphic novel, The Salon (St. Martin’s Press), on Monday, April 23, 7pm, at the McNally Robinson Bookstore, 52 Prince Street. The book is a murder mystery that doubles as a full-color tour of early 20th-century Paris, complete with depictions of artists Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, composer Erik Satie and more. He also has a second graphic novel hitting bookstores at the same time: Houdini: The Handcuff King (CCS Hyperion), which details a day in the life of magician Harry Houdini.
Image: © Adrienne Leban 2006, spontaneous free-hand drawing.