Left to Devices
School of Visual Arts presents “Left to Devices,” an exhibition of videos, prints, drawings, sculptures and interactive installations by MFA Computer Arts students, faculty and alumni. Curated by current MFA Computer Arts student Tiger Mackie and Lotte Marie Allen, department project coordinator, the exhibition will be on view from Saturday, October 20, through Wednesday, November 21, at the SVA Flatiron Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, New York City.
“Left to Devices” examines the relationship between the human touch and machines. The artists in this exhibition create work that explores our response to a world saturated with imagery and noise. By sifting through different layers of time and space in her films, Sakshi Jain challenges the linear qualities of traditional animation. John Benton redefines the graphic novel by transposing his stories into a virtual experience. Min Liu refashions previous concepts of the original zoetrope, using record players to display her work. These artists, along with many others, set the stage for the conceptual framework and feeling of the exhibition.
Artists in this exhibition include:
Students: Yixin Cheng; Sakshi Jain; Kangmin Lim; and Alice Tsai
Faculty: John Benton; Anney Bonney; and Terry Dame
Alumni: Ninaad Kulkarni (2017) in collaboration with Anagh Banerjee (MFA 2018 Illustration as Visual Essay); Min Liu (2013); and Joy Tien (2014)
The MFA Computer Arts Department at SVA emphasizes creative experimentation and a multidisciplinary approach to making art with computers and emerging technologies. Dedicated to producing digital artists of the highest caliber, the department guides each student in the development of a personal artistic style in a course of study that is individually tailored to meet his or her needs. Students come from around the world to study in this two-year, 60-credit MFA degree program, which has distinguished itself with nine Student Academy Awards. For more information, visit mfaca.sva.edu.