School of Visual Arts presents a multi-part exhibition showcasing work by BFA Fine Arts students, on view February 7 through February 21 at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, New York City. Admission is free and open to the public.
“Color Wheel,” curated by BFA Fine Arts Chair Suzanne Anker, brings into view a return to many craft sensibilities operating in parallel with more traditional fine art practices. This exhibition addresses the rich array of chroma inherent in contemporary materials. From felt and sequins to neon and styrofoam, from oil paint to plastics, our world is a vivid expression of synthetic combinations and natural elements. Glass, cotton, felt and paper mark their presence as well. “Color Wheel” includes work by Angela Alba, Vincent Chen, Nicasio Fernandez, Hanul Kim, Inha Kim, Alena Kumta, Luke Lunsford, Lian Lian, Vilis Lipins, Margaret Nelson, Hahnal Park, Sarah Peterson, Gerald Sheffield, Peter Shugart, Dylan Spelman-Hall and Veronica Winford.
BFA Fine Arts at SVA prepares students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing field head on. With a faculty of approximately 90 active artists, critics and curators, a distinguished roster of guest lecturers and various exhibition opportunities, the department offers direct and multifaceted engagement with New York’s art community. From coursework in anatomy, figure drawing and color theory to interdisciplinary workshops in digital and photo-based media, the curriculum provides a broad platform for expression. The department boasts a digital lab with state-of-the art recording, editing and projection technology; fully equipped printmaking facilities; sculpture studios with computerized milling machines; and the Nature and Technology Lab, where living materials can be employed in art production.