Summertime Views

July 6, 2010

The summer exhibition season is in full swing at SVA, and five new shows opened their doors on Tuesday, July 6. The Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, is presenting a quartet of exhibitions: “That’s Just It,” a collection of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video and mixed-media work by 2010 graduates of the MFA Fine Arts Department; “Serial Intentions,” showing sculpture and installation by students and recent graduates that examines the boundaries between representation and abstraction; “Camera Work,” an exhibition of film and photography by current students exploring portraiture, social commentary and organic abstraction; and “The Slow Motion Show,” which brings together drawing, video, collage and interactive performance art by recent graduates interpreting slow motion as a device used to reveal the unnoticed. All four exhibitions are on view through Monday, August 14, at the Visual Arts Gallery, and there is an opening reception on July 6, 6 – 8pm.

On the east side of the SVA campus, the SVA Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, is hosting “In leaves no step had trodden black,” an exhibition of work by selected alumni of the BFA Photography Department. The title borrows a line from the Robert Frost poem “The Road Not Taken,” suggesting the innumerable possibilities of implied narrative within the photography included in the exhibition. “In leaves no step had trodden black” runs through Tuesday, July 20, and a reception for the artists takes place July 6, 6 – 8pm.

Images: (top) Hye Soon Hwang, Everyday, 2010, from “That’s Just It”; (bottom) Lisa Elmaleh, Mangroves, 2010, from “In leaves no step had trodden black.”

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