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March 21 - April 11, 2015
Gold and slightly blue jagged art on a black background.
Credit: Artist: Yuxi Cao


Tue, Mar 24; 6:00 - 8:00pm

School of Visual Arts presents “Drrrt” (pronounced “dirt”), an exhibition of works by SVA students selected by a jury of their peers to exhibit at the College. Organized by SVA Galleries, “Drrrt” is on view Saturday, March 21, through Saturday, April 11, at the SVA Flatiron Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, New York City.

Participating artists include Yuxi Cao, Claire Haik, Yong HurYounghoo LeeJulia Santoli and Benjamin Lee Sperry

MFA Computer Art student Yuxi Cao explores the dynamic between society and natural resources using data visualization, sound and digital mapping. Cao’s use of technology mingles with the appearance of organic forms in his videos and sculptural works.

MFA Fine Arts student Claire Haik presents paintings made from crushed stone alongside a sculptural display of found rocks in a project that examines the relationship between man and landscape on a visceral level.

MFA Computer Art student Yong Hur, inspired by issues of sustainability and human interaction with nature, presents The Pond, an interactive sculpture using projection mapping.

MFA Fine Arts student Younghoo Lee questions the relationship between dirtiness and cleanliness as opposing concepts. Lee cleans his studio, a hallway or a square of pavement on a New York City street and saves the remnants of his performance as sculptural evidence that “cleaning” means merely the transfer of dirt from one object to another.

Drawing on artifacts from her family’s history, BFA Visual & Critical Studies student Julia Santoli explores how traces of the past manifest in the present through performance, printed works and sound.

BFA Visual & Critical Studies student Benjamin Lee Sperry’s large-scale digital photographs on clayboard experiment with representations of landscape and the manipulation of images through direct intervention by the artist’s hand.

Juried exhibitions are a way for SVA’s student body to recognize the achievements of their most distinguished classmates. Artists are selected from a large pool of applicants through a rigorous examination of presented materials, including documentation of work and artist statements. “Drrrt,” the first of seven juried exhibitions planned for 2015, features works that challenge the concepts of time, space and matter as material constraints. The title references earth as well as a percussive sound: material and immaterial elements of sensed reality. The works on view in this exhibition seek to transcend worldly limitations through the experimental use of sound, video, performance, painting, sculpture and photography.

Free and open to the public
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