Work by Naama Arad (MFA 2014)
April 26–May 14
Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th floor
Reception: Friday, April 25, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
The MFA Show is the culminating presentation of MFA candidates and an opportunity for new and ambitious work to be presented to the public. For four months, graduating MFAs work with a team of three distinguished Guest Curators and 11 Graduate Curatorial Assistants to envision the exhibition. This invested approach allows for dialogue, process, and collaborative decision-making to bring the MFA Showto fruition over time. This year’s Guest Curators are Naomi Beckwith (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago), Sarah Urist Green (Curator and Host, The Art Assignment), and Cortney Lederer (MFA 2009—Director of Exhibitions and Residencies, Chicago Artists Coalition).
Photo is not of finished piece.
Untitled, Pastels on canvas 6X3ft
Student work by Addie Piazza
Bike 2 Campus Week
Win DIVVY bike memberships and Chipotle gift cards, just for biking to class! Just record your biking distance each time for a chance to win.
For more info: http://www.bike2campus.com/
Here are some pictures of my painting at the RVCA gallery opening in Sydney
Student work by Luke Pelletier
I\W: You play with a lot of different materials in your work. What is one material that you have come to experiment with more more recently?
Andy Hall: I just got into silk. Silk for me was a way to continue exploration of traditional material, one of the oldest traditional materials. This stuff just lasts. It is also really interesting, maybe in relationship to glass because they are both these supernatural materials. Silk is made by worms, and glass being a product of sand. There is something about that conversation I was interested in. Also I had never worked with silk. I thought it was an interesting contrast to metal, combining welded Corten steel with silk seemed like a real interesting shift for me. It is always rusting, the material is never the same. I really wanted to say, here is a material that is 3500 years old we know based on science that it will last that long. What if we merge it with something that we know because of the way that it is engineered, that it will eventually disintegrate. I like the balance between those two. It is highly unlikely that the world will exist that long, but if it does it will be interesting to see what happens. I put the sculpture on these 3D printed hardware parts that keeps it off the wall. These pieces are the unknown. We don’t know what they will do. It seems like it is durable, but it is the wildcard. You have the ancient material, the one that we know is dying and the one in the middle we don’t know.
(Andy’s studio resides in the basement of his Bucktown home, a floor below his family who frequently visit his space. Dedicating time to fully exploring a variety of materials, Andy consciously combines the ageless with the new to create varying materialistic depths in his sculptural pieces.)
Faculty and Alumni work by Andy Hall (MFA 2000)
SAIC’s fashion show THE WALK 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014
Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois 60603
Celebrate 80 years of innovation at Fashion 2014’s grand finale, THE WALK, SAIC’s annual fashion show gala supporting student scholarships.
In addition to a cocktail reception and an electrifying runway show that incorporates techniques from the fields of sculpture, performance, design, technology, architecture, and installation to create one-of-a-kind looks, SAIC faculty member Nick Cave will reveal a layered, multimedia performance of “dismantled style, deep ritual, and street ruff”—a new hybrid appearing in suspense and truth.
Notable guests at THE WALK have included award-winning designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy, designer Jason Wu, J.Crew Creative Director Jenna Lyons, Paper magazine editorial director Mickey Boardman, clothier Ikram Goldman, Johnson Publishing Company Chairman Linda Johnson Rice and CEO Desirée Rogers, designers and SAIC alumni Cynthia Rowley and Maria Pinto, artist and SAIC faculty member Nick Cave, New York magazine critic Jerry Saltz,Ebony editor-in-chief Amy Dubois Barnett, and many others.
For more information and to buy tickets: http://saicfashion.org/
This week, current Sound #graduate student Edmund Mooney will be presenting as part of our #Sound Department Colloquium Series. Edmund’s talk will be about his recent works which explore the ecstatic #soundscape. As usual, the talk will be in room 522 in the 112 S. Michigan building this Wednesday (4/16) at 4:15 p.m.
Open to all #SAIC #students and faculty! #lecture #sound art
SAIC’s Student Programming Board and Multicultural Affairs in collaboration with JRV MAJESTY Productions Present the Drag & Burlesque Educational Werkshops.
FREE and open to the PUBLIC lectures reflective of DRAG, BALL, & BURLESQUE culture in association with the Drag & Burlesque Ball!
Join us at SAIC’s LEROY NEIMAN CENTER* for:
Shea Couleé - The History of American Drag (4/15 @ 4:15PM)
Precious Davis - Transgender History, Drag, & Transformation of Self (4/18 @ 4:15PM)
Mister Junior & Red Hot Annie - Burlesque History & the Politics of Production (4/25 @ 4:15PM)
Sponsored by the Art Education and Art Therapy Departments.
*Leroy Neiman Center is ADA Compliant.
Mark your calendars with these exciting workshops!