Don’t Miss: 2/6/09 – 2/12/09

February 5, 2009

In the SVA Galleries:

  • LAST CHANCE: “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, through Saturday, February 14.
  • “New Art/New York,” an exhibition of painting and collage by students in the BFA Fine Arts Department, curated by Department Chair Emeritus Jeanne Siegel; “Melting into Air,” an exhibition of sculpture and installation by students in the BFA Fine Arts Department, curated by Gary Sherman; and “Printmaking,” an exhibition of prints, painting and collage by SVA students, curated by Gunars Prande. Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, February 6 – 21; Reception: Tuesday, February 10, 6 – 8pm.

Click here for more information about SVA exhibitions.

Upcoming Events:

  • Artists Talk on Art Presents: Art Log: A panel discussion with Manish Vora and Dylan Fareed, co-founders of, a Web site that invites gallery owners and dealers from different neighborhoods in New York City to discuss the challenges facing emerging artists breaking into the art market. Friday, February 6, 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.
  • Paul Graham: The BFA Photography Department and Dear Dave, magazine present photographer Paul Graham in conversation with New York Times writer Philip Gefter. Graham is the subject of the exhibition “a shimmer of possibility,” which will be on view at The Museum of Modern Art February 4 – May 18. Monday, February 9, 7pm, Visual Arts Theater, 333 West 23rd Street. Free and open to the public.
  • Sanctuary in the Studio: Montague: A 21-year Review: Eileen McGann, ATR-BC, LCAT, is a senior art therapist with the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, where she has worked for over 20 years with children, adolescents and their families. She is a member of the editorial board of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association and is a faculty member at NYU, Molloy College and in the MPS Art Therapy Department at SVA. Presented by the MPS Art Therapy Department. Wednesday, February 11, 6:30 – 8pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, Room 101C. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to 212.592.2610 or
  • John Yau: Anonymous and Particular: Poet, critic and educator John Yau will discuss the common motifs found in the work of Jasper Johns, Catherine Murphy and Thomas Nozkowski. Presented by the MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department. Thursday, February 12, 7pm, Visual Arts Theater, 333 West 23rd Street. Free and open to the public.

For a complete list of SVA events, visit

Image: Baishian Bai, Bird, 2008; from “know sense.”

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