School of Visual Arts presents “Perceptual Coding,” an exhibition of work by SVA students selected by a jury of their peers. Organized by SVA Galleries, “Perceptual Coding” is on view Saturday, April 28, through Thursday, May 17, at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York City.
The term perceptual coding refers to a method of encoding data that anticipates the limitations of our neurological capabilities, to increase the clarity of transmitted data while minimizing bandwidth. Frequently used in the formatting of digital media, perceptual coding is also part of the natural process employed by our nervous system to quickly and efficiently interpret our surroundings, filling the gaps in our sensory abilities.
The methods and media utilized by the artists in “Perceptual Coding” can be seen to mirror this method. Here traditional and digital media are used to restructure the creative process, reordering depictions to emphasize the significance of underlying meaning.
Artists include Mengfan Bai (MFA Fine Arts), Kaitlyn Danielson (BFA Photography and Video), Rebecca Krasnik (MFA Photography, Video and Related Media), Juna Lee (MFA Fine Arts), Zeng Li (BFA Fine Arts), Jiachen Liu (BFA Illustration), Pedro Mesa (MFA Fine Arts), Sabrina Puppin (MFA Fine Arts) and Mai Ta (BFA Illustration).
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.
The SVA Chelsea Gallery, located at 601 West 26th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues, is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm. Admission is free and the gallery is easily accessible by wheelchair. Call 212.592.2145 for more information.
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