Mirage Show, an exhibition of contemporary collage curated by Geoff Kim, opens on Friday, April 13th from 6:00 – 10:30 pm at Brooklyn Fire Proof. Included in the nine person show is Parsons Illustration Program graduate Lulu Wolf (2010) and former faculty member James Gallagher.
“The Mirage Show
features work from an impressive roster of internationally recognized artists, many of whom call on their expertise in an array of digital mediums to inform their works on paper. Drawing on an expansive selection of cross-media imagery from both vintage and hyper-contemporary sources, participating artists build upon and destabilize the history of collage to recreate a medium in concert with the Internet Age. The Mirage Show
, by including both art-world approved veterans and some of our favorite young talent, showcases the very best of a community of artists working in the rapidly changing medium. The opening party will feature luminescent projections via the Gowanus-based JohnWhitlock, sets from Comadrome and Cluster DJs Catdog, as well as Mario Zoots of the throbbing, ghostly, globe-spanning remote collaborative Modern Witch
.” Brooklyn Fire Proof, 119 Ingraham St, Brooklyn, NY
The opening reception for Edward del Rosario‘s appropriately titled solo show, “Paintings and Drawings”, is this Thursday, April 12th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Nancy Margolis Gallery in NYC. Please stop by to say hi, hang out, and see Eddie’s beautiful and powerful work.
Edward has exhibited on both coasts of the United States and the little island state of Hawaii. His work has appeared in many publications including The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The New York Times Magazine. Edward is a former Parsons Illustration Program adjunct faculty member (Junior Drawing and Painting; Painting).
Domecile l, oil on linen/panel, 30" x 30", 2012
“Melted City”, a show curated by Parsons Illustration faculty Jordin Isip and Filipino artist Louie Cordero opened on March 24th at Blanc Compound in Mandalyuong, Philippines. The ten person works-on-paper show (five artists chosen by each curator) includes Parsons Illustration Program alumni Hiro Kurata (’04), Hazel Lee Santino (’12), and Paula Searing (’11). The other artists are Vic Balanon, Patrick Cruz, Robert Gutierrez, Rob Leecock, Matt Leines, Jacob Lindo, and Yuji Maruyama. The exhibit runs through April 14, 2012.
“Melted City” was reviewed by The Manila Art Blogger. Read it here.
Melted City flyer, image by Robert Gutierrez
Hazel Lee Santino, "Hagley Woods"
Paula Searing, "What It's All About"
(left) Robert Leecock, "2012: Enter the Dragon"; (right) Matt Leines, "#122"
Hiro Kurata, "Portrait of a Slugger"
In late February Taylor Mckimens, Chang Park, and Jordin Isip took their Parsons Illustration classes to visit internationally renowned artist Misaki Kawai in her studio as she prepared for her upcoming show “Love from Mt. Pom Pom” at the Children’s Museum of the Arts. Misaki’s studio is in a vacated Bank of America on the ground floor of the beautiful Woolworth Building– plenty of room to host the 50+ visitors for a fun and inspirational morning. Thank you to Misaki and Justin for kindly opening up the studio and spending time with us!
Go see Misaki’s show– you can comb an 18 foot long, 11 foot tall fuzzy fuchsia dog with a 2 foot long comb.
“Love from Mt. Pom Pom” was reviewed in the New York Times. Read it here. The exhibit runs from March 14 – June 10, 2012.
Here are the next five of the ten stellar pieces that were selected by a distinguished jury to appear in the 2012 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship exhibition in May (see previous post for the first five):
Yasmin Liang (class of 2012)
YASMIN LIANG, "Tantrums", Senior Thesis 1, Jordin Isip
Chelsey Pettyjohn (class of 2012)
CHELSEY PETTYJOHN, "Night Religion 02", Senior Thesis 1, Jordin Isip
Monica Ramos (class of 2012)
MONICA RAMOS, "Internal Landscape I", Senior Thesis 1, Lauren Redniss
Leslie V. Robertson (class of 2011)
LESLIE V. ROBERTSON, "Washed Up", Senior Thesis II, Jordin Isip
Hazel Lee Santino (class of 2012)
HAZEL LEE SANTINO, "Bigfoot in the Woods", Relief Printmaking, Martin Mazorra
Congratulations to Senior-year Illustration student Chelsey Pettyjohn!!! Five of her drawings were selected by a distinguished jury to be published in Illustration Annual 53, the May/June 2012 issue of Communications Arts. This series of drawings are a part of Night Religion, a larger body of work consisting of sixty-one drawings and paintings created this fall in Senior Thesis I with Jordin Isip.
Parsons Illustration faculty members Melinda Beck and Jordin Isip‘s joint show “Before or Since” opens Saturday, November 19th at SPUR Gallery in Baltimore, MD. The opening reception is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
on left, Melinda Beck, on right, Jordin Isip
The show is up until December 16th, gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Opening reception Saturday November 19th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,
SPUR Gallery, 3504 Ash Street,
Baltimore MD 21211
“Radioactive” (It Books) a book by Lauren Redniss, is up for the National Book Awards!
The NYTimes:ArtsBeat article can be found here: