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For The Record: The Art of a Song

January 14 - 28, 2017
A guitar outlined in neon lights hangs on a wall. Metal stands hold artwork in the center of the room.


Wed, Jan 18; 6:00 - 8:00pm

School of Visual Arts presents “For the Record: The Art of a Song,” an exhibition of work by third and fourth year 3D Design students, curated and designed by department chair Kevin O’Callaghan and his 3D Design team, Kaori Sakai, Chris Zack and Michele Clark. The exhibition is on view Saturday, January 14, through Saturday, January 28, at the SVA Gramercy Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, New York City.

This exhibition celebrates Rock ‘n’ Roll icons through interpretations of how their classic hits inspired student-artists. By using a guitar as a starting point, students designed the instrument to express how they were feeling when they heard a classic rock song and created dynamic visuals to the sound. Thus, 32 reimagined guitars fill the Gramercy Gallery.

With the resurgence of vinyl, students considered its importance bringing together many art forms including the 12x12 canvas, the type, photos, illustration or painting, the studio equipment and sound engineers and the renowned writers who would use the sleeve to talk about the songs. A wall of 200 plus record vinyl albums are displayed along with pieces of the greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll icons of our time, featuring Long Island Music Hall of Fame musicians such as The Lovin’ Spoonful, Salt N Pepa, Run DMC and Twisted Sister.

Free and open to the public