Tonight, Jennifer Lacava, Hsin-Pin Tsai, Chuxiao Wang and Ellen Connolly host the opening reception of their MA Thesis exhibition in the Hutchin’s Gallery, located in the Library’s lower level.
The event is free and all are welcome!
Studio 5404 Art Space and LIU Post are proud to present a show of diverse and dynamic works created by the faculty and MFA students of the LIU Post Art Department. Works ranging from painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and installation will display the diversity of artists working at LIU Post. Come converse and celebrate the breadth of work with the artists themselves!
The opening reception is this Friday, April 24th from 7-10 PM. Refreshments will be served, alongside live music by Gail Storm. Studio 5404 is located on 5404 Merrick Rd., Massapequa, NY.
Alexandra Pospelova, aka Alexandra Po, displayed her senior thesis art show “Focus” in the Hillwood SAL Gallery last week, from March 31 to April 4, 2015.
LIU Post’s student run paper The Pioneer featured Alexandra and her show in this week’s issue, published April 7, 2o15. See the full article to read more about her thesis show and her plans for the future here: http://liupostpioneer.com/2015/04/07/focus-a-senior-expo/
Here are some photos of the show, taken during the reception held on April 1st:
There is a lot of art to be seen around campus right now!
Today is the opening reception for our MFA student’s thesis exhibition in the Steinberg Museum of Art. Art is also being shown by BFA Lindsay Bauer in the Hillwood SAL Gallery and in the Sculpture Gallery by MFA Victoria Pendzick Sinacori. All shows are having their receptions tonight from 5-8 PM!
Don’t forget to also stop by Post’s library and the Hutchins Gallery for a magnificent art exhibition! The AHL Foundation is presenting Luminous Coordinates curated by Eun Young Choi and two of the exhibiting artists are MFA alumnis!
AHL Foundation’s press release:
Zaun Lee, Sungwook Jake Seo, Zin Helena Song, Yusam Sung, JooYeon Judy Yang
April 2 – April 17
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 4, 3-5pm
Long Island University, Post Campus
720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, NY 11548
The AHL Foundation is pleased to present a Special Exhibition at Long Island University’s Hutchins Gallery curated by Eun Young Choi. Luminous Coordinates brings together five artists of Korean heritage who explore human relationships and complex social phenomenon in visually colorful metaphors that range from minimalist abstract paintings to multi-layered collages. The artworks act as interwoven pieces of the puzzle that combine Eastern and Western traditions as they interpret and define fascinating and intricate narratives of the human condition in order to find coordinates to anchor themselves within the ever changing contemporary world.
Yusam Sung’s “Arrows” series are austere minimalist paintings composed of frenzied and chaotic scribbles, which reference the uniquely defined directionality of arrows, yet explores the complexities of our lives and the world that may not be so unidirectional or orderly. Sung is interested in examining the duality of order and disorder inherent in human life and the challenge of defining what that means. His work often re-examines art history and reinterprets the purpose of familiar objects.
Zin Helena Song’s sculptural paintings are composed of vibrant geometric planes. Though abstract in their final form, Song’s paintings develop out of line drawings and are informed by the fragmented urban landscape. Song’s interests lie in the interaction of color, shape, space, and geometry as the polygonal planes meet and create unexpected effects. Song views these phenomena as metaphors for people and society.
JooYeon Judy Yang’s “The One Nation Banknote Series” is an ongoing project that deals with the idea of Utopia and the end or beginning of the world. The intricate collage made of real international banknotes act as currency for a fictional country called the One Nation. Taking its cue from myths, religious stories as well as reality, Yang’s fanciful narratives utilize the utopian symbols that each unique bank note carries within them, the often hidden and forgotten historical social catastrophes and the exploitation of the social and economic weak.
Zaun Lee’s paintings and drawings utilize the grid as a starting off point and a practical tool to efficiently shape and understand contemporary society in physical and symbolic ways. She considers the grid a compositional unit of individual pixels as it is often used in postmodern technology and internet media and by manipulating, reducing or expanding the grid units, she explores the dual functions of mathematic system of division and segmentation that simultaneously functions as connecters to unify individualization, differentiation, multiplicity, and divergence. Lee’s beautifully sublime surfaces are filled with both architectural precision and expressive drips.
Sungwook Jake Seo’s work is inspired by his experience in the laundromat. The daily chore can tell myriads of stories through its distinct textiles and colorful folds that come together to form a harmonious pattern just as different races, cultures, beliefs, and personalities come together and commingle in our society. Traces of people’s lives and stories remain on the clothes and as these clothes are washed and neatly folded, they came to symbolize the people’s hopes and dreams for the future. Seo views the folded cloths as stand-ins for the diverse aspects of daily life that he encounters in the city.
Eun Young Choi is a New York-based independent curator, museum educator, artist and arts administrator originally from Seoul, Korea. She holds a MFA from the School of Visual Arts and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Choi has organized exhibitions and performance events in collaboration with various organizations including the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY Festival, National Academy Museum, United Nations Headquarters, Asian American Art Centre and Arario Gallery New York. Her exhibitions and programming have been featured in the New York Times, New York magazine, VOGUE magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Artcritical and numerous other media outlets. Her most recent project is a feature in Culturehall (http://culturehall.com/feature_issues.html?no=118).
AHL Foundation is a 501(c)3 visual arts organization with a mission to support Korean artists living in the United States and is committed to promoting and providing greater exposure of their work. This exhibition is organized by the AHL Foundation with the generous support from Long Island University, Post Campus, Jason J. Kim Oral Design and numerous other donors.
Last week was a busy week as LIU Post’s MFA students were setting up their thesis group show “Eight of Fifteen” in the Steinberg Museum of Art. The show starts tomorrow, April 6th and runs for a full month until May 8th, 2015. Opening reception is this Wednesday, April 8th, from 5-8 PM!
Artists exhibiting their work: Tyrone Santana Copeland, Miro Kang, Justin Capalbo, Jianan Li, Benjamin James Hoyng, Duaa Khalil, HuNoo – Heon Woo Nam and Meishan Pan.
For directions to the Museum, please see http://liu.edu/CWPost/Academics/Schools/SVPA/Resources-Facilities/Art-Museum
It has not even been a month since her senior thesis art show was on display (see previous blog post) and she is already showing her art in Tribeca, New York City!
Brianna Vanacoro has been invited to show her art at the Conception: Emerging Artists event next week, Saturday April 11, 2015. The event is held from 7 PM-11.30 PM and tickets costs $15 (or $20 at the door).
For more information about the event and to buy tickets, please see http://conception-mypinly.rhcloud.com/artist/HBJKAxmVBM
MFA student Benjamin Hoyng showed intriguing works in the Hillwood SAL Gallery, March 3-15, 2015.
If you by some (unacceptable) reason managed to miss his two week long exhibition, you will have another chance to experience his art in the MFA Thesis Exhibition, which will be held in the Steinberg Museum of Art between April 6 and May 8.
Reception is on Wednesday April 8, 2015, between 5-8 PM! It is free and all are welcome!
Juan C. Lopez Espantaleon filled LIU Post’s Sculpture Gallery with fascinatingly beautiful black and white photographs, from March 24 to 28, 2015. The MFA student showed two series of works, Umbilical and TimeLine.
In his artist statement, Juan Lopez explained his concept and vision behind Umbilical:
We are born naked from the dark connected with an umbilical cod to another human being. As individuals we spend our lives in a planet floating in the dark, trying to find some sort of connection to something or someone that could fill the doubt of our existence.
I am taking black and white photographs of people hanging from ropes in the dark. Rope symbolizes a metaphorical umbilical cord that is linked to something or someone we do not understand. The arms of the subject are not hanging following the gravity forces, arms are attached to their bodies signifying that they are alive.
In Umbilical I am exploring the self-perception of our existence and the constant fight with our basic nature for finding meaning and sense in our lives, while we still floating in the darkness of a universe that we cannot understand.
The second part of his show, the TimeLine, consisted of six photographs depicting people’s profiles in a symbolic encountering with each other, representing as Lopez’s statement expressed, “slices of times, collecting not only faces but meaning of our existence.”
The TimeLine series also emphasized the fact that it is our faces that makes us unique and that the human profile is an important universal image of ourselves.
Two years ago, Brianna lost her greatest artistic inspiration and mentor.
In her artistic statement Brianna open-heartedly explained how the art has been her escape and her way of coping with the loss of her grandmother. “Shattered embodies my grandma’s personality as well as her influence on me. It features geometric or “shattered” works of art to represent what I’ve been going through since the loss of my grandmother.”
Graduating this May, the BFA senior expressed great relief over being done with her thesis. “It feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders now that my thesis show is done, but I’m also sad to see it all come to an end.”
Regarding the artistic process, Brianna felt like the biggest struggle was to keep coming up with new ideas that relate to my theme. “The most enjoyable moment is seeing my paintings come to life. When the vision I had for it in my head finally comes out on the canvas, its the best feeling!”
Her plans after graduation are to find work or an internship in the city, while simultaneously continue to paint and she hopes to be able to freelance her work. Though painting is her favorite medium, she has lately been getting into working 3-dimensional and with sculptures.
“I learned a lot about experimenting with different materials at Post and not to be afraid to try something new. I think that’s why I developed this [characteristic art] style.”
For more information about Brianna Vanacoro and her art, see http://briannasart.tumblr.com/.