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Everything I Do Always Comes Back To Me

July 12 - August 22, 2007
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"Everything I Do Always Comes Back To Me"
Credit: Visual Arts Gallery, July 12 - August 22, 2007

School of Visual Arts presents “Everything I Do Always Comes Back to Me,” an exhibition of work by SVA faculty and alumni commenting on conflict, compassion and the Buddhist ethic. Curated by legendary designer Milton Glaser, this exhibition complements the theme of “The Missing Peace,” which brings together artists’ personal interpretations of and reflections on the Dalai Lama’s philosophies and ideals.

“Everything I Do Always Comes Back to Me” includes photography, painting, sculpture, digital art, cartooning and 3D and graphic design. Over 25 artists--including fine artists Julian LaVerdiere, who created Towers of Light, Suzanne Anker and Jake Berthot, and designers James Victore, Kevin O’Callaghan and Stefan Sagmeister--address a wide range of subjects, including war, terrorism, nature and environmental concerns, and hope for a better future. Together they comment both on topical and existential issues and speak to the need to take responsibility for our own actions.

The complete list of artists whose work will be on view is: Suzanne Anker, Marshal Arisman, Jake Berthot, Robert Bowen, Julie Combal, Gregory Crane, Kate Cunningham, Teresa Fasolino, Stephen Frailey, Tom Hart, Stuart Hawkins, Viktor Koen, Julian LaVerdiere, Wei Lieh Lee, Warren Lehrer, Carrie Levy, Marcia Lippman, Kevin O’Callaghan, Michael Pisano, Deborah Ross, David Row, Stefan Sagmeister, George Tscherny, James Victore, Bruce Wands and Robert Weaver.

Milton Glaser is one of the most celebrated graphic designers in the world. He co-founded the revolutionary Pushpin Studios in 1954, founded New York magazine with Clay Felker in 1968, and is the creator of the ubiquitous “I Love NY” campaign. Glaser has been an instructor and board member at the School of Visual Arts since 1961, and is now serving as acting chairman of the board. He opened Milton Glaser, Inc. in 1974, and continues to produce an astounding amount of work in many fields of design to this day, including the graphic identity for the Rubin Museum of Art. His artwork has been featured in exhibits worldwide, including one-man shows at both the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

This exhibition was organized by Francis Di Tommaso, director, Office of Student Galleries and Visual Arts Museum.

Free and open to the public