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Octet: Codes and Contexts in Recent Art

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Octet: Codes and Contexts in Recent Art © Photo by James Ransom
Octet: Codes and Contexts in Recent Art

601 West 26th Street
15th floor
New York, NY 10001
November 24th, 2009 - December 23rd, 2009

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.sva.edu/about-sva/galleries/c...
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
chelsea
EMAIL:  
gallery@sva.edu
PHONE:  
212.592.2145
OPEN HOURS:  
Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
School of Visual Arts New York (SVA)
TAGS:  
photography, mixed-media, digital, installation, graffiti/street-art, video-art, performance, conceptual, pop, realism, landscape, abstract, figurative, modern, traditional, sculpture
COST:  
Free and open to the public

DESCRIPTION

"Octet: Codes and Contexts in Recent Art," curated by BFA Fine Arts Department Chair Suzanne Anker and faculty member Peter Hristoff, is a survey of 111 works by 66 artists from the School of Visual Arts (SVA), offering a multi-generational response to current trends in contemporary artistic practice. The selected works reflect the preponderance of available influences in a global, media-driven society, where technology allows for instantaneous transmission of culture and access to an enormous data bank of shared images and ideas. Suzanne Anker explains, "In our global world where the familiar can seem foreign and the foreign sometimes overtly familiar, borders have become exceedingly porous between cultures and communities. 'Octet' presents an amalgam of stylistic concerns as a way to present the dynamic flow of advancing patterns within the visual arts."  Click here to read more.