The Printed Image
School of Visual Arts presents “The Printed Image,” a printmaking exhibition by BFA Fine Arts students. Curated by Gunars Prande and David Sandlin, respectively, the exhibition will be on view from Saturday, February 10, through Monday, February 26, at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York City.
“The Printed Image” features prints, curated by Gunars Prande, and books, curated by David Sandlin. The artists in Prande’s portion of the exhibition have all chosen to work with traditional forms of printmaking, but at the same time have made those methods their own. By working as both artist and printer and making creative decisions as they print, they have changed the mode of working from one of reproduction to that of production. While they come from varied backgrounds in painting, sculpture and illustration, these artists have found creative ways to use printmaking to talk about political, sexual and societal issues.
Featured artists: Michael Hannon, Jacob Mills, Mozan and Hai Fei Xie.
The artists in Sandlin’s half of the exhibition all use the form and craft of print- and book-making to strengthen the force of their content. The books' diverse content ranges from an exquisite, nearly abstract flow of floral images to a hilarious, anarchic flip book of feminist payback.
Featured artists: Stephanie R. Carroll, Elizabeth G. Itzkowitz, Rita Lu, Bowen McCurdy, Adrianna Molina, Jingyi Yu and Jiayi Zhu.
The BFA Fine Arts Department at SVA prepares students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing field head on. With a faculty of approximately 100 active artists, critics and curators, a distinguished roster of guest lecturers and various exhibition opportunities, the department offers direct and multifaceted engagement with the largest art community in the world. From coursework in anatomy, figure drawing and color theory, to interdisciplinary workshops in digital and photo-based media, the curriculum provides the broadest possible means of expression. A digital lab with state-of-the art recording, editing and projection technology, fully-equipped printmaking facilities and sculpture studios with computerized (CNC) milling machines are among the department’s many resources.