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Presented by SVA Galleries


July 7 - 21, 2020
Abstract deep-sea scene of ocean creatures swimming amongst coral, painted on velvet with oil paints.
Credit: Sarah Del Piano

School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “Parallels,” a juried exhibition of multidisciplinary works by SVA students. Organized by SVA Galleries, the exhibition will be on view online from Tuesday, July 7, through Tuesday, July 21, at galleries.sva.edu.


Lines of latitude on Earth connect distant locations in both abstract and parallel lines from east to west. When discussing art in the information age, the instantaneous transfer of signs makes it easy to view sights from multiple latitudes. When looking at artwork, an existing parallel arises simultaneously: the relationship between existence and expression.


In this exhibition, eight artists express their vision of art in practice through both conceptual and figurative means. Utilizing the technology of our contemporary visual experience, these artists expand on traditional media by taking their core principles to fantastical new heights—whether blurring the line between analog and digital mediums, reimagining painting within the context of new technologies, or exploring existential ramifications of photography’s singular nexus of permanence and instantaneity. “Parallels” invites the viewer to recognize their positions, both geographic and personal, while suggesting ways forward through illustrations of the present and imaginings of the future.


Artists featured in this exhibition are Chun-Chieh Chang (MFA Fine Arts), Geronimo Cristóbal (MFA Art Writing), Sarah Del Piano (MFA Fine Arts), Emma Fasciolo (BFA Fine Arts), Virginia Gordon (MFA Products of Design), Jeong Hur (MFA Photography, Video and Related Media), Monica Llorente (MFA Fine Arts) and Jennifer Rappaport (MFA Fine Arts).

Juried exhibitions are a way for SVA students to recognize the achievements of their most distinguished classmates. Artists are selected from a large pool of applicants to the annual SVA Galleries call for entries, whose submissions undergo a rigorous examination of presented materials, including documentation of work and artist statements.

Below is a selection of work from “Parallels.” Visit galleries.sva.edu to view the entire exhibition starting Tuesday, July 7.