The latest edition of SVA’s bi-annual Visual Arts Journal is now available online. The Spring 2012 issue considers the meaning of mutual critique, collaboration and support and contains 76 pages of interviews, features, news and reviews.
Among the highlights:
>> Q + A with David Caspe (MFA 2005 Fine Arts), who talks about his second career as a writer—for feature films and for his own TV creation, Happy Endings.
>> A look at the risky business of performance art and at those going out on a limb, such as BFA Visual and Critical Studies Department faculty member Liz Magic Laser, alumnus Andrea Fraser and current MFA Fine Arts student Elan Jurado.
>> A portfolio of the work of illustrator and SVA faculty member Sam Weber (MFA 2005 Illustration as Visual Essay), whose artistic landscape is full of monsters, gothic adventurers, vampires, ominous myths and dark fairy tales.
>> The rise of digital media platforms and its effect on illustrators, cartoonists, and other visual artists, with insights from current BFA Illustration and Cartooning seniors Amedeo Turturro and Trent Thompson; MFA Design Department faculty members Scott Dadich and Wyatt Mitchell; and Julius Wiedemann from art book publisher Taschen.
To read the entire Spring issue and view the Journal archives, visit sva.edu/journal.
Image: Sam Weber, detail from The Fisherman’s Wife, 2010, acrylic, watercolor and digital.