Don’t Miss: 1/30/09 – 2/5/09

January 30, 2009

In the SVA Galleries:

  • LAST CHANCE: “Heterotopia,” a thesis exhibition by students in the MFA Fine Arts Department, curated by Summer Guthery, Lumi Tan and Nicholas Weist. Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, through Saturday, January 31.
  • “know sense,” an exhibition of work by students and recent graduates contrasting the conceptual and contemplative with the ironic and absurd, curated by Richard Brooks. Westside Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, through Saturday, February 7.
  • “Process and Presence,” an exhibition of prints, video and painting by current students that examines the boundaries between representation and abstraction, curated by Richard Brooks. SVA Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street. January 31 – February 14; Reception: Monday, February 2, 5 – 7pm.

Click here for more information about SVA exhibitions.

Upcoming Events:

  • Artists Talk on Art Presents: Clay Made: New York ceramics artists Ann Agee, Arlene Shechet and Beverly Semmes will discuss their work; organizer Michael Klein, co-founder of Talking Point Films, will moderate. Friday, January 30, 7pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Admission is free for SVA students, faculty, staff and ATOA members; $7 regular admission; $3 for SVA alumni, non-SVA students and seniors.
  • Mark Dery: In his lecture The Pathological Sublime: Beauty and Horror in the Age of Terror, cultural critic Mark Dery explains how artists like Gregory Crewdson, Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman link beauty and horror in their work. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and BFA Visual and Critical Studies Departments. Tuesday, February 3, 6:30pm, 133/141 West 21 Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
  • Charlotta Westergren: Painter Charlotta Westergren will discuss her work, which is inspired by her native Sweden and often draws on fairy tales and other fantasies. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department. Thursday, February 5, 7pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Free and open to the public.

For a complete list of SVA events, visit

Image: Jennifer Brantley, Untitled Wood and Spring, 2008; from “Heterotopia.”

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