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The 2016 fall exhibition season in New York is off to a strong start with shows by the Chair of BFA Fine Arts at SVA and two faculty members in that department that explore everything from bio-art and mortality, to desert landscapes and curvilinear form.
BFA Fine Arts Chair Suzanne Anker’s latest exhibition “ Vanitas (In a Petri Dish)” is a series of digital prints that the bio-artist created using some of the same tools, materials and methodologies used by biotech researchers. The “Vanitas” in her exhibition title refers to the 17th-century Dutch style of still-life painting that includes dead or decaying objects to remind viewers of their own mortality. On view at the New York Hall of Sciences, 47-01 111th Street, Corona, New York, through October 23.
BFA Fine Arts faculty member Lynda Benglis offers new works that reflect the Sante Fe, New Mexico environment in which they were made—the paper skins she uses to cover her latest sculptures bring to mind animal hides and shattered piñatas. In addition to her paper sculptures, Benglis is showing The Fall Caught, a new large-scale aluminum work covered by spray foam, as well as a new series of handmade black ceramics entitled Elephant Necklace. On view at Cheim & Read, 547 West 25th Street, through October 22.
BFA Fine Arts faculty member Joel Pearlman presents two new large-scale steel sculptures and four new smaller works in bronze. Pearlman is known for monumental sculptures that juxtapose flat geometries of welded steel in three-dimensional space, and his latest work continues his exploration of curvilinear form. On view at Loretta Howard Gallery, 521 West 26th Street, through October 8.