School of Visual Arts presents a multi-part exhibition showcasing work by BFA Fine Arts students, on view February 7 through February 21 at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, New York City. Admission is free and open to the public.
“Printer’s Proof,” curated by faculty member Gunars Prande, explores the printmaking process in new ways. Prande says, “A printer's proof is an impression pulled for the printer and is outside the regular numbered edition. The artists in this show are all artist/printers, not only creating the image but then printing it as well. This involves making decisions as they are printing and reacting to unexpected results—problems as well as happy accidents. They have all learned the traditional printmaking process and then made them their own, often choosing to create unique works of art instead of uniform print editions. By crossing traditional boundaries between mediums and incorporating drawing, painting, photography, ceramics and sewing, printmaking processes are constantly being reinvented.” Prints by Conner Calhoun, Nick Groepler, Bjorgvin Jonsson, Baljeet Rogers, Amanda Selinder and Chen Zeng are on view.
Gallery 4 also includes a selection of silkscreen books, curated by faculty member David Sandlin. “All of the silkscreen books displayed here combine image and text to guide the viewer through a narrative,” says Sandlin. “In each of the works, the pages flow with the aim of revealing a surprise with each turn.” The silkscreen book artists are Hye In Jeon, Hyo Jin Kang, Marissa Shea, Minju Sun, Fernanda Sanovicz and Jamilla Wu.
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 coursework 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 state-of-the art 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.