School of Visual Arts presents “Beyond Optics,” an exhibition of works by SVA students selected by a jury of their peers. Organized by SVA Galleries, “Beyond Optics” is on view Saturday, April 29, through Saturday, May 20, at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York City.
The artists in “Beyond Optics” explore the idea of depicting the unseen. With representation as a starting point, they use their chosen media in a variety of inventive ways to depict the psyche. The result is a wide range of work that is ominous, joyful and enigmatic, a combination of conflicting emotions that reflect the overwhelming condition of daily life and our different ways of making sense of it.
Participating artists include Chloe Giroux, Audun Grimstad, Shreya Gupta, Jiwon Kim, Raquel Loeza, Katie Mulligan, Shohei Kondo, Madelene Wikskaer, Jeongin Yoon and Zijie Zhu.
Juried exhibitions are a way for SVA’s student body to recognize the achievements of their classmates. Artists are selected from a large pool of applicants to the annual SVA Galleries call for entries, whose submissions undergo a rigorous examination of presented materials, including documentation of work and artist statements.