Julia Santoli and Benjamin Lee Sperry in “Drrrt” at the SVA Flatiron Gallery

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015 in Exhibitions, Images, VCS Students | No Comments
Work by Juila Santoli (via the SVA events calendar)

Work by Juila Santoli (via the SVA events calendar)

Recent works by VCS students Julia Santoli and Benjamin Lee Sperry are now on display in the SVA juried exhibition “Drrrt” at the Flatiron Gallery on West 21st Street. The show will be up through April 11th, with a reception this Tuesday, March 24th from 6 to 8 pm. The following excerpts from SVA’s event calendar discuss the show and provide a brief introduction to Benjamin and Julia’s work. The listing also includes a slideshow of works and additional information about the artists who are participating; you can find it here.

School of Visual Arts presents “Drrrt” (pronounced “dirt”), an exhibition of works by SVA students selected by a jury of their peers to exhibit at the College. Organized by SVA Galleries, “Drrrt” is on view Saturday, March 21, through Saturday, April 11, at the SVA Flatiron Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, New York City.

Participating artists include Yuxi Cao, Claire Haik, Yong Hur, Younghoo Lee, Julia Santoli and Benjamin Lee Sperry.

Drawing on artifacts from her family’s history, BFA Visual & Critical Studies student Julia Santoli explores how traces of the past manifest in the present through performance, printed works and sound.

BFA Visual & Critical Studies student Benjamin Lee Sperry’s large-scale digital photographs on clayboard experiment with representations of landscape and the manipulation of images through direct intervention by the artist’s hand.

Juried exhibitions are a way for SVA’s student body to recognize the achievements of their most distinguished classmates. Artists are selected from a large pool of applicants through a rigorous examination of presented materials, including documentation of work and artist statements. “Drrrt,” the first of seven juried exhibitions planned for 2015, features works that challenge the concepts of time, space and matter as material constraints. The title references earth as well as a percussive sound: material and immaterial elements of sensed reality. The works on view in this exhibition seek to transcend worldly limitations through the experimental use of sound, video, performance, painting, sculpture and photography.

Work by Benjamin Lee Sperry (via the SVA events calendar)

Work by Benjamin Lee Sperry (via the SVA events calendar)

The SVA Flatiron Gallery is located on the first floor at 133/141 West 21st Street in New York City. The show is free and open to the public, and can be viewed Mondays through Fridays 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am to 6:00pm; the gallery is closed and is closed Sundays and federal holidays. For more information, please contact the gallery at 212-592-2145 or gallery@sva.edu.

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