Announcing IMPULSUS / Under The Influence, opening this Wednesday in the Flatiron Project Space with a reception from 6 to 8 pm

IMPULSUS / Under The Influence

Wendy Artin
Tiffany Bales
Max Kornfield
Dylan Prince
Taylor Zarif

March 20 – April 18, 2019
Reception: Wednesday, March 20, 6 to 8pm

Flatiron Project Space
133 W 21st Street, New York, NY 10011

“Studying in Rome gave me a radically different perspective on the relationship between contemporary artists and ancient works. I saw how ancient ideas live on and how this relationship has evolved over time…I returned to New York with a deeper understanding of how my work and interest in classical techniques connect to this rich history.”

– Max Kornfield

In celebration of SVA in Rome’s 6th anniversary, The Flatiron Project Space is pleased to present IMPULSUS / Under The Influence, a group exhibition of four former students of the program, Tiffany Bales, Max Kornfield, Dylan Prince, Taylor Zarif and guest artist Wendy Artin, who lives and teaches in Rome. The five artists, in one way or another, work with visual elements that are historically, technically or cinematically connected to Italian culture. The semester-long program in Rome is open to all matriculated SVA undergraduates and focuses on participants developing their work while also absorbing all aspects of Italian life, from the language, food and daily culture to the profound and complex history of the city.

Catherine Esposito, the director of the program writes:

“Rome is a modern ancient city, onen where the echoes of the past are still audible through its modern streets. It is this connection between antiquity and modernity, at times a palpable tension, that makes Rome an eternal city and has attracted artists for centuries. Since its inception in 2014, SVA in Rome has provided the opportunity for students to immerse themselves in this extraordinary city, influencing the way these young artists see themselves and the world around them and challenging them to question their relationship between their own past and present. Upon completion of the program, all Rome alumni carry a piece of Rome with them. As the works of the artists will testify, this enchanted city casts its spell on all who visit, leaving us all a little “under the influence.”

Please join us for a celebratory reception on Wednesday, March 20th, from 6 to 8pm. This exhibition has been organized by Visual & Critical Studies (VCS) faculty member Peter Hristoff, who along with BFA VCS and Art History Chair Tom Huhn and Professor Esposito, helped establish SVA in Rome.For more infromation on the show, its artists or SVA in Rome, please email

Image: Cloister of the National Roman Museums – Diocletian Bath Complex

Visual & Critical Studies