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Tales and Whispers

September 14 - October 12, 2019
Self-portrait painting by Stanley Chen, presenting a shirtless young man looking at the viewer while standing against a magenta background.


Thu, Sep 26; 6:00 - 8:00pm

School of Visual Arts presents Tales and Whispers,” an exhibition of painting, ceramic and sculptural media by BFA Fine Arts students. Curated by BFA Fine Arts Chair Suzanne Anker, the exhibition will be on view from Saturday, September 14, through Saturday, October 12, at the SVA Flatiron Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, New York City.

Stories are personal, yet they resonate with other people. Such is the nature of transferring emotion through language, pictures and objects. Enchanted forms are icons of humankind’s interior life. From the self in all of its guises to our relationships with animals and plants to our attraction to novel materials and forms, “Tales and Whispers” brings together the work of seven emerging artists.

Ranging from imaginative tattoos inked on silicone body parts, to paintings which grasp the physical persona, to drawings of compassion with animals, these works represent the human need for expression, particularly at this time of uncertainty. Other personal narratives include mirrors, rapid-prototyped teeth and pizza, beads and ceramics, each representing a type of reflection by the artist. The lyrical is compounded by glimpses into popular culture, dreams and the unriveted imagination.

Free and open to the public
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