Announcing “Points of Experience,” the Spring 2014 Visual & Critical Studies senior exhibition

Points of Experience poster

Yesterday, the Visual & Critical Studies Department sent out an announcement for “Points of Experience,” this year’s VCS senior exhibition. The show will be on display in SVA’s Flatiron Gallery from January 18th to February 5th, with an opening reception to be held on Tuesday, January 21st from 6 to 8 pm.

Here’s a description of the show quoted from SVA’s event overview, which also contains a slideshow featuring some of the works that will be on display:

School of Visual Arts presents “Points of Experience,” an exhibition of works by fourth-year students in the BFA Visual & Critical Studies Department. Curated by faculty member Isabel Taube, “Points of Experience” is on view January 18 through February 8 at the SVA Flatiron Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, New York City. The gallery is closed Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Admission is free and open to the public.

The exhibition includes work by Caryn Cueto, Gabrielle DiBattista, Masha Dzambulova, Bobbie Jean Fisher, Andrea Garcia, Julia Garcia, Owen Karrel, Minhae Kim, Kylie Lefkowitz, Lily Lewis, Alexandra LoRe, Alexandra Manikas, Christopher Miller, Mike Morelli, Jonathas Nazareth, Rivers Plasketes, Oona Tempest, George Rue, Amanda Spinosa, Berny Tan and Justine Wong.

“Points of Experience” reveals the wide variety of artistic and theoretical practices in the BFA Visual & Critical Studies Department. Works on view include interactive installations that invite viewers to engage with actual or virtual worlds; creative accounts of personal narratives, ranging from hikes along the Appalachian Trail to cross-generational, multilingual conversations; and invented experiences, drawn from the artist’s imagination or shaped by found photographs and love letters. According to Taube, “This exhibition addresses the complexities of creating and representing experiences both from and for multiple viewpoints. Together the works address fundamental themes of identity formation, communication, and memory that affect both aesthetic and everyday experiences and their interpretation.”

The SVA Flatiron Gallery is open Monday through Friday 9 am to 7 pm and Saturday 10am to 6 pm, and is closed on Sundays and federal holidays. For more information, you can contact the gallery by phone at 212-592-2145, or by e-mail at


The following links contain information about prior VCS senior thesis exhibitions, along with images of some of the works that were on display:

Images from the reception for “Defending Dialogue” (January 17, 2013)

Artworks from “Defending Dialogue” (January 31, 2013)

Pictures from last night’s reception for “It’s All in Your Head” (January 12, 2012)

Artworks from “It’s All in Your Head” at the Westside Gallery (January 15, 2012)

Opening the doors to Ground Control (January 13, 2011)

The 2010 Da/Sein Exhibition on the VCS Flickr page

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