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Presented by SVA Galleries

Beginning Here: 101 Ways

September 7 - October 16, 2004
Photograph taken outside of Visual Arts Gallery, showing promotional sign with exhibition details to the left, and on the right is a view of the reception desk inside gallery.


Thu, Sep 9; 7:00 - 9:00pm

School of Visual Arts celebrates the opening of the new Visual Arts Gallery in Chelsea with “Beginning Here: 101 Ways,” an exhibition of works by 101 artists whose careers began at School of Visual Arts.

The exhibition features the work of emerging and established artists active in the New York and international art communities, including: Renée CoxInka EssenhighToland GrinnellKeith HaringJoseph KosuthJustine KurlandRobert LazzariniSol LeWittVera LutterElizabeth PeytonAlexis RockmanTim RollinsKenny ScharfLorna SimpsonAnnie Sprinkle and Sarah Sze. (Please see the complete list of artists below).

Among the highlights of the exhibition are: Inka Essenhigh’s new oil on paper piece entitled Wrestler from her series “People that do weird things to their bodies.” Joseph Kosuth has contributed a piece from his recent Essays series combining black and white photographs with experiments in text and words. Sol LeWitt has created a new wall drawing that continues his project of establishing systems of logic in the form of written instructions, to be executed by current SVA students. Lorna Simpson is exhibiting two digital color photographs taken from her video installation Corridor depicting African-American women dressed in period clothing appropriate to the historic buildings in which they are filmed.

“Beginning Here” is curated by art critic Jerry Saltz, in collaboration with Rachel Gugelberger, Associate Director of SVA Galleries. Jerry Saltz is a senior art critic at the Village Voice and a faculty member in SVA’s MFA Fine Arts Department. He has contributed to numerous publications including Art in AmericaFlash Art and Parkett, and has served as an advisor for the 1995 Whitney Biennial.

Saltz notes that “SVA lets artists grow, stew, and stay rough all at the same time. It is an inexplicable, I think miraculous, combination of institution of higher learning, secret society, survival school, boot camp, think tank, hang out, hell, dearly loved, sometimes begrudged hot house. Whatever it is, SVA is one of the best of its kind anywhere in the world.”

All of the 101 artists whose work is in the show are alumni of School of Visual Arts.

Artist list:

Jose Alvarez

Paul Amenta

Soledad Arias

Guy Aroch

Valerie Atkisson

Katherine Bernhardt

Tom Burr

Luca Buvoli

Scott Carpenter

José Carlos Casado

Willie Cole

Andy Collins

Renée Cox

Meredith Danluck

Nancy Davenport

Steve DeFrank

Rob de Mar

Madeline Djerejian

Moira Dryer

John Dugdale

Jason Duval

Inka Essenhigh

Joe Fig

Barnaby Furnas

Kate Gilmore

Rodney Alan Greenblat

Johan Grimonprez

Toland Grinnell

Tomer Hanuka

Keith Haring

Stuart Hawkins

Ulrike Heydenreich

Frank Holliday

Amy Jenkins

Kiely Jenkins

Simen Johan

Nils Karsten

Seth Kelly

Dorota Kolodziejczyk

Joseph Kosuth

Justine Kurland

Geraldine Lau

Michael Lazarus

Robert Lazzarini

Susan Leopold

Sol LeWitt

Michelle Lopez

Vera Lutter

Robert Melee

Michelle Mercurio

Alison Moritsugu

Doug Morris

Steve Mumford

Dominique Nahas

Tracy Nakayama

Mick O’Shea

Anibal Pella

Elizabeth Peyton

Jorge Queiroz

Orit Raff

Erwin Redl

Daragh Reeves

Alexis Rockman

Lordy Rodriquez

Tim Rollins and K.O.S.

Jon Rosenbaum

Mika Rottenberg

Aïda Ruilova

Lisa Ruyter

Kenny Scharf

Collier Schorr

Calvin Seibert

Kate Shepherd

Chiun-Kai Shih

Yuko Shimizu

Diana Shpungin & Nicole Engelmann

Amy Sillman

Gary Simmons

John F. Simon, Jr.

Lorna Simpson

Bradd Skubinna

Annie Sprinkle

Wolfgang Staehle

Dylan Stone

Billy Sullivan

Joseph Sywenkyj

Sarah Sze

Yuken Teruya

Zoran Terzic

Jessie Tong

Lane Twitchell

Type A

Penelope Umbrico

Anton Vidokle

Banks Violette

Doug Wada

Phoebe Washburn

Charlie White

T.J. Wilcox

Clara Williams

Free and open to the public