Oil Change

January 25, 2008

Imagine a world without oil as a source of power. This idea was the jumping-off point for a group of SVA students who have created work for the show “Horsepower,” on view at the Long Island Museum (LIM), 1200 Route 25A in Stony Brook, February 2 – March 2. In response to today’s energy-challenged world, 3D Design Chair Kevin O’Callaghan’s students have taken horse-drawn vehicles and reinvented them. Carriages, sleds and sleighs that were considered beyond restoration have been dramatically remodeled in ways both whimsical and satirical, ranging from a cow-driven ice-cream cart and a horse-drawn yellow cab, to a no-engine sleigh that pokes political fun at the CEOs of the major oil companies.

Admission to “Horsepower” is free with a regular museum ticket ($7 per person; $6 for seniors; $3 for students ages 6 – 17; free for children under six and museum members). All SVA students will receive free admission to the LIM for the duration of the exhibition.

Image: Courtesy of the Long Island Museum.

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