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May 26 - June 11, 2016
School of Visual Arts presents “Facsimiles,” an exhibition of work by SVA students selected by a jury of their peers. Organized by SVA Galleries, “Facsimiles” is on view Thursday, May 26, through Saturday, June 11, at SVA Gramercy Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, New York City.
Angelique Ambrosio uses still lifes to bring attention to what is concealed in the food and agricultural industries.
Shiri Paamary Eshel’s photographs of Angolan children capture their role in the economy from a very young age, which is reflected in the toys the children create from the scraps they find around them.
Haoran Fan combines landscape photography with embroidered and translucent materials to convey the relationship between the covered and uncovered.
Ze Gao’s abstract photographs reflect the “living poetry” of everyday moments.
Kenneth Greenwood’s series of photographs “The Choreography of Wrestling” depicts athletes in suspended motion.
Bomi Kim’s specially designed font uses abstracted letterforms.
Maya Luo’s photographs of food and paint mimic landscape paintings and street photography.
Karolina Majewska creates digital collages of architectural details and 3D shapes that reflect a sense of disorientation.
Jessica Pettway uses digital and traditional sculpture techniques to create surreal landscapes and situations.
Dana Stirling appropriates misplaced and discarded family snapshots to create imagined memories.
Yimei Wang builds collages out of torn and folded magazine pages that mimic colorful food advertisements.
Alliyah Wheaton’s series of photographic inlays on wood explore the relationship between synthetic and organic matter, questioning the distance between man and nature.
Madelene Wikskaer uses collage, photography and painting to depict the chaos and beauty of humanity.
Iris Xing’s photographs integrate the artificial and natural to draw attention to overly processed and industrially manufactured food.
Mijia Xu’s work evokes the carefree days of childhood and the pleasure of losing oneself through play.
Zijie Zhu’s photographs reflect the changeable nature of memory.
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 through a rigorous examination of presented materials, including documentation of work and artist statements.