Just like that, another month has gone by and we're still looking to our screens for creative outlets and inspiration. In addition to our SVA Shows thesis events, SVA has a full slate of amazing virtual talks and exhibitions to look forward to this month. Here are a few highlights:
Tuesday, May 12, 7:00 pm: Julian Voloj and Clayton Patterson
Clayton Patterson is a photographer, videographer and the unofficial folk historian of the Lower East Side; Julian Voloj is an award-winning photographer and author who has published four collaborative graphic novels to date: Ghetto Brother, Joe Shuster, Basquiat and, most recently, Clayton. Presented by MPS Digital Photography as part of its i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series, Voloj and Patterson will discuss the making of Clayton and its thematic concerns in their talk.
Tuesday, May 26, 7:00 pm: Kezi Ban
Kezi Ban is a commercial photographer and director best known for a cinematic style that hinges on the "just before" or "just after" mise-en-scène of consequential action. Presented by MPS Digital Photography as part of its i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series.
Through Friday, May 15: Please Don't Come to This Show, Part 1 - I'm not afraid of dying, but I'm afraid of being alone
The first iteration of the new bi-weekly series, "Please Don't Come to This Show," this exhibition presents the work of MFA Fine Arts students and alumni representing the borders and methods of coping with or protecting ourselves from an upended world. It explores boundaries between home and the outside, interior and exterior, the limitations of understanding inherent to language, and the line demarcated where two colors meet. But it also looks at the burden of these lonesome and uncertain times in all its absurdity, dreaming and longing, and the ways we perform alternate personas for self-protection and digital communication to ward off isolation.
Through Monday, May 18: Man Made Monsters
This expansive exhibition of work by over 100 BFA Cartooning and BFA Illustration students explores fictional and biographical texts and images involving the monsters that we create. Experience some of your favorite stories in a whole new way with the students' original visual interpretations.
Through Saturday, May 16: Color Management
This juried exhibition demonstrates the adaptability of color when used as subject or form. Each artist uses paint, pigment or dye to depict worlds, both visible and hidden.
Opening Thursday, May 14: Reclaimed
This juried exhibition will address ownership of the human figure in an age of exploitation. Critiquing social institutions by protest through art, each artist explores different approaches to harnessing control and freedom of the figure through lens-based media.
Plus, SVA's Division of Continuing Education remains hopeful to offer a variety of courses both in-person and online this summer. Join faculty members this month for virtual information sessions about course offerings in a variety of disciplines: Upcoming are advertising, animation, fine arts, interior design, photography, Visible Futures Lab and visual narrative. Find details and RSVP at sva.edu/events.