Don’t Miss: 3/27/09 – 4/2/09

March 26, 2009

In the SVA Galleries:

  • LAST CHANCE: “Beautiful Losers,” an exhibition of work by third-year students in the BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department exploring the figure of the tragic hero or heroine from medieval times to the present. Curated by Department Chair Thomas Woodruff. Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, through Saturday, April 4.
  • “OFF-ROADING: The Reinvention of the American Gas-Guzzler,” an exhibition for which 3D Design students in the BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department transformed an unwanted 1980 Chevy “Monster” pick up truck into a wide array of home furnishings. Curated by 3D Design Chair Kevin O’Callaghan. SVA Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, through Saturday, April 11.
  • “Transformations,” an exhibition of work by students in the BFA Interior Design Department, curated by students in the department’s Design/Build course. Westside Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, March 28 – April 11; Reception: Wednesday, April 1, 5 – 7pm.

Click here for more information about SVA exhibitions.

Upcoming Events:

  • Artists Talk on Art Presents: The Madness of Art: This panel discussion will feature short humorous films, including dealer-filmmaker Jim Kempner’s film about an art dealer in a modern day Chelsea gallery. Friday, March 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.
  • Andrew Rumbach: A lecture entitled Only by the Grace of God: The Political Ecology of Urban Disasters. Rumbach is a PhD candidate in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University who has worked on neighborhood recovery plans for the Ninth and Lower Ninth Wards of New Orleans following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Presented by the MFA Design Criticism Department. Tuesday, March 31, 6 – 8pm, 136 West 21st Street, 2nd floor. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to 212.592.2228 or
  • Concept: Home: This panel discussion, moderated by faculty member Loretta Lorance, will explore the “good, bad and ugly” relationships between technology and our homes. Panelists include Tom Huhn, chair of the Art History and BFA Visual and Critical Studies Departments at SVA; Lisa Moren, artist and faculty member at the University of Maryland Baltimore County; and Mark Ihnat, humanities professor at Humber College. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and BFA Visual and Critical Studies Departments. Tuesday, March 31, 7pm, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. Free and open to the public.
  • BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Portfolio Exhibition, an exhibition featuring portfolio work of students in the BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department, including advertisements, campaigns, digital videos and 3D work, curated by Department Chair Richard Wilde. The Art Directors Club, 106 West 29th Street, March 31 – April 10; Reception Tuesday, March 31, 6 – 8pm.
  • The Brothers Quay: The Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-reading Puppets, a discussion of the film and theater work of stop-motion animators the Brothers Quay, whose work includes The PianoTuner of EarthQuakes and the 1986 classic Street of Crocodiles, which filmmaker Terry Gilliam selected as one of the ten best animated films of all time. Moderated by faculty member Thyrza Goodeve. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts, BFA Visual and Critical Studies, and MFA Art Criticism and Writing Departments. Thursday, April 2, 6:30pm, SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street. Free and open to the public.

For a complete list of SVA events, visit

Image: Kristin Leavitt, The Scarlet Letter, 2009; from “Beautiful Losers.”

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