Don’t Miss: 2/27/09 – 3/5/09

February 26, 2009

In the SVA Galleries:

  • “Self-Portrait,” an exhibition of work by students in the MPS Art Therapy Department and the clients with whom they work at their internship sites. Curated by Liz DelliCarpini, internship coordinator, MPS Art Therapy Department. Westside Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, through Saturday, March 21; Reception: Wednesday, March 4, 5 – 7pm.
  • “Surface Life,” an exhibition of photography and painting by students and recent graduates featuring works that celebrate beauty in everyday life, curated by Richard Brooks. SVA Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, through Tuesday, March 10.
  • “Cardsharper,” a thesis exhibition by students in the MFA Fine Arts Department, curated by Lauren Ross. Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, February 27 – March 14; Reception: Thursday, March 5, 6 – 8pm.

Click here for more information about SVA exhibitions.

Upcoming Events:

  • Artists Talk on Art Presents: Jump Start Your Career: A panel of experts from various New York boroughs will discuss how to find the focus, strategy and resources to launch a successful artistic career. The speakers are Bill Agardo, Bronx Council in the Arts; Lillian Chou, Asian American Arts Council; Chris Henderson, Queens Council on the Arts; Ginger Shulick, Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island; Kay Takeda, Lower Manhattan Arts Council; and Ethany Uttech, Brooklyn Arts Council. Friday, February 27, 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.
  • Chris Martin: Abstract painter Chris Martin creates bold, colorful canvases with elements of collage, combining visual and musical influences to explore color, form and texture. “He knows how to make a surface come to life,” said Roberta Smith in The New York Times. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and Visual and Critical Studies Departments. Tuesday, March 3, 6:30pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
  • Robert Rauschenberg: Transformations: A talk by Charles Yoder (SVA printmaking faculty) who worked with Rauschenberg starting in the 1970s. Wednesday, March 4, 6:30pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Admission is free and open to the public.
  • Michael Taussig: I Swear I Saw That: Drawings in Anthropological Fieldwork Notebooks: Taussig is a professor at Columbia University and author of the forthcoming What Color is the Sacred? (University of Chicago Press, 2009), which examines the spiritual presence of color in contemporary life. Presented by the MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department. Thursday, March 5, 7pm, Visual Arts Theater, 333 West 23rd Street. Free and open to the public.

For a complete list of SVA events, visit

Image: Ina Jang, Three by Ina, 2008; from “Surface Life.”

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