The Swinging Pendulum
School of Visual Arts presents “The Swinging Pendulum,” an exhibition of works by SVA students and recent graduates organized by SVA Galleries. “The Swinging Pendulum” is on view Friday, June 2, through Thursday, June 15, at the SVA Gramercy Gallery, 209 E 23rd Street, New York City.
Participating artists include Alanoud Ahmed, Alexandra Cabrejos, Rebecca Krasnik, Georgette Maniatis, Harrison Weinstein, and Zitong Zhu.
The artists in “The Swinging Pendulum” create works that represent altered perceptions of time. Inspired by the banality of everyday life, these artists find aesthetically significant moments in the mundane, such as the familiarity of shifting light coming through a window, sitting in a waiting room, being stuck on an airplane or watching a loved one age and familiar architecture decay. All of these scenarios provide material to illustrate the experience of passing time, memory and the urge to hold on to the present. Works on view include photography, painting, video and installation.
The exhibition program at SVA advances the College’s philosophy of integrating life outside the classroom with the teaching that occurs within. Becoming a professional artist entails more than just developing talent and honing skills; it also means gaining the practical experience and creative enrichment that come from showing work in a real gallery setting. Some of the most important present-day artists first exhibited their work while they were still students at SVA.