Shellyne Rodriguez selected to create a billboard for 14x48

Shellyne Rodriguez selected to create a billboard for 14×48

14x48

VCS alumna Shellyne Rodriguez has just been selected to create a billboard for the public art project 14×48. Here’s some information about the project from the 14×48 website:

14×48 repurposes vacant billboards as public art space in order to create more opportunities in public art for emerging artists, to challenge emerging artists to engage more with public art, and to enliven the vibrancy of…

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Berny Tan and Asymptote literary journal

Berny Tan and Asymptote literary journal

Asymptote

VCS class of 2014 alumna Berny Tan just wrote to me about her new job at the online literary journal Asymptote. Here’s what she had to say:

Since early May, I’ve been working for Asymptote, an online international journal dedicated to literary translation. We have just released our Summer issue—the first issue that I’ve seen through from start to finish as Chief Executive Assistant. In addition…

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Thesis work from the class of 2014

Thesis work from the class of 2014

Today’s post presents a selection of thesis work from this year’s graduating class. As you’ll see, the images below reflect a wide range of mediums, subjects, and approaches to artmaking.

You can find over 200 more images of works from the 2014 senior class in this photoset on the VCS Flickr page, including details of some of the works shown here.

Olivia Yeatman

Olivia Yeatman

Justine Wong 1

Justine Wong

Justine Wong 2

Justine Wong

Erin Ward

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Images from the 2014 VCS Open Studios

Images from the 2014 VCS Open Studios

VCS Open Studios Poster Final

Today’s post presents images from the 2014 VCS open studios, which took place at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year. You can also see a few more at the Visual & Critical Studies Flickr page.

This year’s event showcased a wide range of works from the graduating seniors and many of the 1st through 3rd-year students. Virtually the entire 4th floor of 133 West 21st Street was used as exhibition…

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Lucia Hinojosa and Jenna Lee in Historical Access Memory, opening this Saturday at Fowler Arts Collective

VCS alumnae Lucia Hinojosa (class of 2013) and Jenna Lee (class of 2012) will both have works in the group exhibition…

Lucia Hinojosa and Jenna Lee in Historical Access Memory, opening this Saturday at Fowler Arts Collective

VCS alumnae Lucia Hinojosa (class of 2013) and Jenna Lee (class of 2012) will both have works in the group exhibition…

Opening Wednesday: “Sargent’s Daughters,” including works by Emily Weiner and Amy Wilson

Opening Wednesday: “Sargent’s Daughters,” including works by Emily Weiner and Amy Wilson

Emily Weiner, Thingvellir (Kjarvalsdottir), detail, 2014, oil on paper, 18 x 24 inches

Emily Weiner, Thingvellir (Kjarvalsdottir), detail, 2014, oil on paper, 18 x 24 inches

This Wednesday, June 25th, Sargent’s Daughters in New York will open a new eponymous group exhibition featuring works by 40 women artists, including VCS faculty members Emily Weiner and Amy Wilson. The opening reception will take place at the gallery from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday evening.

Here is a description of…

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Opening tonight: In Between Days at Driscoll Babcock Galleries, with works by Kara Rooney

—- This evening from 6 to 8 pm, Driscoll Babcock Galleries in Chelsea will present the opening reception for…

Opening tonight: In Between Days at Driscoll Babcock Galleries, with works by Kara Rooney

—- This evening from 6 to 8 pm, Driscoll Babcock Galleries in Chelsea will present the opening reception for…

Maya Harder-Montoya reviews Bill Jenkins’s “Wet Light” in Artforum

Maya Harder-Montoya reviews Bill Jenkins’s “Wet Light” in Artforum

The current edition of Artforum’s Critics Picks features a review of Bill Jenkins’s ongoing solo exhibition “Wet Light” by VCS alumna Maya Harder-Montoya. Maya graduated from the VCS program in 2013, and we’re really excited to see her writing for Artforum.

You can read Maya’s review by clicking on this link or the screenshot below. (To see images from “Wet Light” online, visit the Laurel Gitlin…

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Announcing Isle-to-Isle, a new project from Berny Tan and Sher Chew

Announcing Isle-to-Isle, a new project from Berny Tan and Sher Chew

Isle to Isle

A screenshot of the home page for Isle-to-Isle (click to visit)

VCS alumna Berny Tan e-mailed me earlier this week with information about Isle to Isle, an experimental data visualization project in which she and designer Sher Chew will document their experience of reading Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Islandover the course of the next year. Here are some comments from Berny about the project’s…

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Elektra KB featured in the ARTnews Shelfie Project

Back in April, ARTnews ran a profile of VCS alumna Elektra KB which I covered here…

Elektra KB featured in the ARTnews Shelfie Project

Back in April, ARTnews ran a profile of VCS alumna Elektra KB which I covered here…

VCS alumnus William Patterson gets a mention in Art F City

VCS alumnus William Patterson gets a mention in Art F City

AFC

Last Friday, VCS alumnus William Patterson was one of twelve artists whose works got a special mention in Art F City’s guide to the 2014 Bushwick Open Studios. Here’s what the write-up had to say:

What do you get when you mix the paintings of Tatiana Berg and the collages of Brian Bellot? The work of William Patterson. We’re uncertain about this work, but it’s loud and ugly enough to have piqued…

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This Saturday, May 31st: Art and Class, a panel discussion at the Left Forum

This Saturday, May 31st: Art and Class, a panel discussion at the Left Forum

Art&Class

This Saturday, Bret Schneider (VCS Chair Assistant and head of the SVA chapter of The Platypus Affiliated Society) will take part in Art and Class, a panel discussion at Left Forum. Here’s more information about the panel, including links to the items in the reading list:

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Art and Class

Although the art world seemed mostly unscathed by the 2008 financial crisis and the Occupy movement, a…

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Announcing the SoapSkeptics Kickstarter campaign

Today’s post presents an announcement from recent VCS graduate Andrea Garcia and her filmmaking partner Rosie McNeill about the Kickstarter campaign they’ve launched to fund a new film project:

Announcing the SoapSkeptics Kickstarter campaign

Today’s post presents an announcement from recent VCS graduate Andrea Garcia and her filmmaking partner Rosie McNeill about the Kickstarter campaign they’ve launched to fund a new film project:

Kara L. Rooney’s “Report from Mexico City” in this month’s Brooklyn Rail (plus two exhibitions and an artist’s talk)

Kara L. Rooney’s “Report from Mexico City” in this month’s Brooklyn Rail (plus two exhibitions and an artist’s talk)

VCS faculty member Kara L. Rooney’s “Report from Mexico City” (mentioned in the previous post) has been published online in the May issue of The Brooklyn Rail. In the article, Kara talks about the diSONARE 02 launch, and several art exhibitions that she visited while she was there. You can read it at this link.

Kara has also let us know that she will have work in the following group shows this…

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Announcing issue number 2 of diSONARE Magazine

Announcing issue number 2 of diSONARE Magazine

diSONARE 2

I’ve received news from VCS alumna Lucia Hinojosa announcing the second issue of diSONARE, the recently founded arts and literature magazine run by Lucia and her co-editors Diego Gerard and Rodrigo Quintero. The current issue includes contributions from VCS alumnus James Kelly and faculty member Kara L. Rooney. (Kara also traveled to Mexico City for the launch of diSONARE 02 and is writing about…

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