AMT and Illustration Faculty Steven Guarnaccia to Exhibit Work at Nobrow ELCAF in London

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Work by Steven Guarnaccia

AMT Illustration Faculty Member Steven Guarnaccia will be featuring his exhibition titled, Fatherland, at the upcoming Nobrow’s ELCAFestival in London. The exhibition will be on view from June 20 – 27th. Fatherland originally opened this spring at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

About the exhibition: Guarnaccia’s childhood, family history and fraught relationship with his father are the themes of this exhibition. The show features a series of transformed objects, which Guarnaccia dedicates to the memory of his father: painted shoes, vests, pipes, duckpins and rusty saws, along with wooden shirts and paper neckties made by the artist. Guarnaccia emblazons these objects with patterns, puns and emblematic phrases from his childhood. The objects suggest a narrative, an interplay of images and words that explore notions of memory, father-son relationships and coming of age.

 

Illustration Faculty George Bates to Exhibit Work and Give Lecture at Society of Illustrators on June 6th

Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 1.32.11 PMPart-Time Illustration Faculty George Bates will be giving a short lecture as well as a panel discussion on the New York View: MTA Arts & Design Illustrates the City exhibition.  Work from Milton Glaser and several other illustrators who have been commissioned by the MTA to design posters will also be on view.

The panel discussion will be on June 6, from 1 – 3p at the Society of Illustrators with Deputy Director Amy Hausmann and public project artists George Bates, Béatrice Coron and Susan Farrington. Brunch will be available from 11 – 3p.

The Society of Illustrators is located at 128 East 63rd Street. New York View is on view from June 3rd to August 15th.

 

TONIGHT! Opening Reception for “Full Plate”, Last night for MFA FA Symposium

Full Plate: 26 BFA Illustration seniors transform glass plates into tasty pieces of art
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 14th, 6-8pm
Located at Los Perros Locos gallery, 201 Allen St

Selected works from the Parsons Illustration Senior class

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MFA Fine Arts Symposium

Wednesday, May 14th, 7 to 10 pm / Located at 65 W 11th St., Room B500 in Wollman Hall

The Fine Arts graduating students will present excerpts of their thesis papers combined with visuals of their work to the audience. Their papers will be responded to by invited guest critics.

The evening will give an exciting overview of the intellectual landscapes and discursive contexts of the graduate students thesis projects on view at The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York.

These events are part of Parsons Festival 2015

TONIGHT! Opening Reception for “Full Plate”, Last night for MFA FA Symposium

Full Plate: 26 BFA Illustration seniors transform glass plates into tasty pieces of art
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 14th, 6-8pm
Located at Los Perros Locos gallery, 201 Allen St

Selected works from the Parsons Illustration Senior class

FullPlateInvite

 

MFA Fine Arts Symposium

Wednesday, May 14th, 7 to 10 pm / Located at 65 W 11th St., Room B500 in Wollman Hall

The Fine Arts graduating students will present excerpts of their thesis papers combined with visuals of their work to the audience. Their papers will be responded to by invited guest critics.

The evening will give an exciting overview of the intellectual landscapes and discursive contexts of the graduate students thesis projects on view at The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York.

These events are part of Parsons Festival 2015

TONIGHT! Opening Reception for “Full Plate”, Last night for MFA FA Symposium

Full Plate: 26 BFA Illustration seniors transform glass plates into tasty pieces of art

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 14, 6-8pm / Located at Los Perros Locos gallery, 201 Allen St.

Selected works from the Parsons Illustration Senior class

FullPlateInvite

MFA Fine Arts Symposium

Wednesday, May 14th, 7 to 10 pm / Located at 65 W 11th St., Room B500 in Wollman Hall

The Fine Arts graduating students will present excerpts of their thesis papers combined with visuals of their work to the audience. Their papers will be responded to by invited guest critics.

The evening will give an exciting overview of the intellectual landscapes and discursive contexts of the graduate students thesis projects on view at The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York.

These events are part of Parsons Festival 2015

Tonight! An Evening with AMT Visiting Faculty: Henrik Drescher / MFA Fine Arts Symposium

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An Evening with AMT Visiting Faculty: Henrik Drescher

Wednesday, May 13 – Shelia Johnson Design Center – 2 W. 13th Street / 66 Fifth Ave

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm / 2 W. 13th Street, 11th Floor Lobby

Enjoy wine and snacks during a signing of a limited edition of prints created by Henrik Drescher and Master Printer and Faculty member Paul Marcus.

6 pm–7:30 pm / Kellen Auditorium, 2 W. 13th Street / 66 Fifth Ave, 1st floor

Henrik Drescher, guest lecturer in the Parsons Illustration department, will deliver a talk about the 12 years he spent living and working in Chinas’s western province of Yunnan.

7:30-9:00 p.m.  / 2 W. 13th Street, 11th Floor Lobby

A reception and showcase of selected works of Henrik Drescher and student books created in his workshop will take place.

MFA Fine Arts Symposium

Wednesday, May 13th and 14th at 7 to 10 pm / Located at 65 W 11th St., Room B500 in Wollman Hall

The Fine Arts graduating students will present excerpts of their thesis papers combined with visuals of their work to the audience. Their papers will be responded to by invited guest critics.

The evening will give an exciting overview of the intellectual landscapes and discursive contexts of the graduate students thesis projects on view at The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York.

These events are part of Parsons Festival 2015.

Illustration alumnus Luis Nazario creates machines (and other things) for MAYDAY!

Illustration graduate Luis Nazario, a Dominican Republic native who moved to NYC in 2012 to gain his B.F.A. in illustration at Parsons, secured a job as a designer at MAYDAY design agency. MAYDAY works with high-end clients, including Levis Strauss, Manaolo Blahnik, Prada, Kenneth Cole, Cadillac, Comedy Central, the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and for the Rauschenberg Foundation.

Luis recently designed an exhibitor’s booth, a Victorian-style steampunk machine, for TACKLEBOX, which was featured at the NY Tech Day Fair. He’s currently working on a series of illustrations for The Algonquin Hotel. We can’t wait to see what else he’s coming up with!

You can find more of Luis’ work here.

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Student of the Week: Lluvia Jimenez

Lluvia’s work is inspired by the complexity of lines and shapes. The process of making them, incorporating color and human figures, become an intriguing odyssey for this artist. Lluvia starts by adapting her patterns to the surface she chooses, then explores ways to make the composition work in terms of color and shapes. When it comes to portraits, she creates elegant and elongated shapes that evoke sensitivity and vulnerability, characteristics which can also be distinguished in her color palettes and the expressions on her muses. The intuitive elements in Lluvia’s process keep her work fresh and varied in each new wonderful project she undertakes.

To see more of her work:  www.lluviajimenez.com and www.instagram.com/lluviajc
To contact her, write at jimenezllu@gmail.com

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New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium for May 12, 2015

The 124th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7pm at The New School, 66 West 12th Street, room A510 (Klein Conference Room), New York City. Free and open to the public. Please note the new location for this event!

The Eternal Question: What’s Funny About This?! 
The Eternal Answer from Arnold Roth.
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Arnold Roth will present a profusely illustrated talk with a selection of his works through the decades, from the philosophical to the filthy.

Arnold Roth is an award-winning cartoonist based in New York City. His cartoons have appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, TIME, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Punch, the New York Times, and many, many more. Since 2011 Arnold Roth posts on his weekly blog http://www.humblug.com.

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Join AMT at “Process:Concept” Opening reception at Industry City, Sat. May 9th

Saturday, May 9, 2015
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Please join us for an opening night party for the Process:Concept and the Parsons Festival, celebrating the diverse and innovative work of Parsons students.

The opening night celebration will include the following performances:

7:00PM – Experimental Electronic Instruments

Brendan Byrne (MFA Design and Technology)
Brendan Byrne will perform using a collection of electronic musical instruments he’s designed at the Parsons MFA Design and Technology program.

8:00PM –  Soo A Kim – Performance collaboration with Mannes the New School for Music 

This performance is composed with classical musicians, collaborating with students from Mannes the School of Music to bring their individuality through visual representation that is shadowed from music and its conservative practice of performance in the performing arts sphere. There will be four to eight performers scattered around the space playing the repertoire of classical music. The performers will have segments of white glissenette fabric attached to their body or instrument connected to an architectural element in the space. For example, the glissenette will be attached to the tip of the violin bow stretching out to the ceiling of the space. Throughout the performance, the audience will be able to track the musician’s movement by the transformation of the shape from the fabric. This performance serves as a visual interpretation of a musical composition that performers create from their body movement. It allows the performers to be hyperaware of their presence within music along with recognition of subtle distinction of sounds and gestures that individual creates in every performance, which the audience tend to accept it as homogenous form. Duration: 20 min.

9:00PM – Marquale Ashley & Gabby Madden – Dis Course

Based upon gender, sexuality, and aggression we will use performance and movement as a direct correlation between concept /narrative and choreography. Using the space to define limits such as markers of distance and end points on the floor we will engage two discourses, that of the Homosexual male, and that of the Heterosexual female. By mimicking each others’ actions in order to attempt a seamless choreography we directly address the generalizations, assumptions, and implications placed on each
gender in regards to expectations surrounding sexuality, control, dominance, and power shifts. The time frame is dseveloped upon a building of synchronized movements and shifts in power between the two performers. The piece will begin with each performerleading various series of movements that the other performer must mimic. Then as they continue to move throughout the space the narrative actions become distorted between male and female, the physical actions and control will shift with equal disorder. Meaning that as the performers become less specific with their actions in regards to gender, the power structure and balance of control will be disrupted as well. The performers will thenmfight for power, control, and construction of the personal narrative as the gendered actions and power structure will ultimately become completely obscure. The end of the piece is improvisational based upon the time it takes to break constructed narrative. The end of the piece is determined by the performers need and ability to capture control.

Parsons School of Art, Media and Technology (AMT) will be represented by works and performances by students in Fine Arts (BFA/MFA), Photography (BFA/MFA), Design and Technology (BFA/MFA), Communication Design (BFA), Graphic Design (AAS), Illustration (BFA) and Printmaking.

Process:Concept at Industry City is part of Parsons Festival 2015.

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