Hi Rez/Lo Rez
School of Visual Arts presents “Hi Rez / Lo Rez,” an exhibition of work by BFA Fine Arts students. Curated by department chair Suzanne Anker, “Hi Rez / Lo Rez” is on view Saturday, September 26, through Saturday, October 17, at the SVA Flatiron Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, New York City.
By bringing together handmade art objects with their technological “others,” “Hi Rez / Lo Rez” asks how traditional forms of art making are being expanded through technological intervention, and what skill sets are necessary for creating art in the 21st century. Students collaborated, via digital exchange, with the Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic to create the works on display, which include digital photography, microscopic photography, digital embroidery, collage and paintings, some of which were made from bacteria.
Participating artists include Martica Apicella, Dominica Battaglia, Alex Bustamante, Andrew Cziraki, Tori Deetz, Nicasio Fernandez, Tiffany Freeman, Adebunmi Gbadebo, Joy Horden, Yoon Jung Lee, Victor I. Taboada Urtuzuastegui, J.C. Villalon, Amanda Wu and Lauren Ziroli.
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 course work 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 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.