Opening this Thursday, January 17th in the SVA Chelsea Gallery: Super! Fun! Elastic! Sinister!, co-curated by VCS alumnus Will Patterson and the Weird Eggplant Collective

Posted by on Jan 16, 2019 in Alumni News, Events, Exhibitions, VCS Alumni | No Comments

Here’s an announcement we received today from VCS alumnus Will Patterson about the opening reception this Thursday (January 17) for a show in the SVA Chelsea Gallery he’s co-curated with Min Ding, Marianna Peragallo, Wushuang Tong, his collaborators in the Weird Eggplant Collective:


 I am exhibiting in a group show I co-curated at SVA Chelsea Gallery (601 West 26th, 15th fl).  It is called “SUPER! FUN! ELASTIC! SINISTER!”

The opening is this Thursday, 6-8pm. I would love if you could pass it on!



Will’s message also included the following additional information:

Dear friends,

Happy 2019! Please join me for the opening reception of Super! Fun! Elastic! Sinister! this Thursday, January 17th, from 6-8 PM.

The show takes as its starting point the idea of the cartoon. Bright color, exaggerated form, graphic simplicity or a manipulative cuteness are on display in the work of the Weird Eggplant Collective. The four artists in the exhibition interpret or appropriate from such consumer-friendly and “cartooney” media as comic books, animation and video games as well as toy models, dolls and action figures. But each artist manipulates these broadly understood forms in a way that complicates their reception, turning what is often friendly and benign toward ambiguous and discomforting ends.

If you can’t make it to the opening, I’m happy to walk you through the show another day. Just reach out and let me know. The show will be up through February 2nd.

 Hope to see you this Thursday!

Visual & Critical Studies