Points of Experience
School of Visual Arts presents “Points of Experience,” an exhibition of works by fourth-year students in the BFA Visual & Critical Studies Department. Curated by faculty member Isabel Taube, “Points of Experience” is on view January 18 through February 8 at the SVA Flatiron Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, New York City. The gallery is closed Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Admission is free and open to the public.
The exhibition includes work by Caryn Cueto, Gabrielle DiBattista, Masha Dzambulova, Bobbie Jean Fisher, Andrea Garcia, Julia Garcia, Owen Karrel, Minhae Kim, Kylie Lefkowitz, Lily Lewis, Alexandra LoRe, Alexandra Manikas, Christopher Miller, Mike Morelli, Jonathas Nazareth, Rivers Plasketes, Oona Tempest, George Rue, Amanda Spinosa, Berny Tan and Justine Wong.
“Points of Experience” reveals the wide variety of artistic and theoretical practices in the BFA Visual & Critical Studies Department. Works on view include interactive installations that invite viewers to engage with actual or virtual worlds; creative accounts of personal narratives, ranging from hikes along the Appalachian Trail to cross-generational, multilingual conversations; and invented experiences, drawn from the artist’s imagination or shaped by found photographs and love letters. According to Taube, “This exhibition addresses the complexities of creating and representing experiences both from and for multiple viewpoints. Together the works address fundamental themes of identity formation, communication, and memory that affect both aesthetic and everyday experiences and their interpretation.”
The BFA Visual & Critical Studies Department is a multidisciplinary studio program designed to engage and challenge ambitious students in areas beyond a single medium of expression and creation. This dynamic course of study reflects a rapidly expanding visual culture and the increasing urgency to educate students about all aspects of visual experience. BFA Visual & Critical Studies allows students the opportunity to shape their own multidimensional art education through a guided combination of studio courses and academic offerings focusing on myriad forms and venues of contemporary visual life.