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 Juliette Borda is featured in the Society of Illustrators Rolling Stone show, Rolling Stone and the Art of the Record Review which opened September 1st. The reception is this Friday, September 9th at 6:30 p.m.
The show includes more than 80 original works commissioned over 40 years for Rolling Stone’s Record Review column. In addition to Juliette, artists include Gary Baseman, Philip Burke, John Collier, Drew Friedman, Tomer Hanuka, Anita Kunz, Tim O’Brien, Stephen Kroninger, Dugald Stermer
and many more.
Soundgarden’s Down on the Upside, by Juliette Borda
Opening Reception Friday September 9th, 6:30 p.m.,
Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY
Refreshments will be served, and cash Bar open until midnight.
Suggested donation $15
Four images from Paula Searing’s “Google Set: The Best Time I Have Had In a Long Time” series, selected for 3×3 Illustration Annual No. 8
More of Paula’s work here.
The June issue of Parsons Illustration Alumnus Nick Gannon’s Doldrums’ Press is now online. The Doldrums’ Press is a monthly publication of Nick’s writing and illustration, constructed like a newspaper but with a running theme between articles (this month is titled “Archer: The Great Giraffe Invitational”).
Parsons Illustration adjunct faculty member Mike Perry has just published a new book–Pulled: A Catalog of Screen Printing. Pulled is a collection of design by various different designers working in the medium of screen printing:
“Popularized in the 1960s by Pop artists like Andy Warhol, screen printing remains a favorite among artists due to its versatility, duplicability, and relatively low cost. In Pulled: A Catalog of Screen Printing, best-selling author Mike Perry (Hand Job, Over and Over) collects the work of more than forty of today’s most talented designers who are, in their own way, pushing the boundaries of this dynamic medium.” – description from Mike’s website
Mike is also the author/curator of Hand Job: A Catalog of Type, and Over & Over: A Catalog of Hand-Drawn Patterns.
An exhibition related to the book’s release is at Yes Gallery in Cincinatti, OH through July 27th.
1417 Main St.
Cincinatti, OH 45202
Purchase book via Amazon.com
Illustration Alum and current Faculty member R. Sikoryak had an illustration in last week’s issue of the New Yorker! So cool. You can see more of Bob’s work at this variety of places:
Masterpiece Comics on Facebook:
Go Bob, Go!
by Frances Jetter
8th Floor Gallery
2 West 13th Street L Building
Through April 30, 2011
We are pleased to extend an invitation to visit Parsons Illustration to view CRY UNCLE, by Francis Jetter.
If you are not familiar with the work of Frances Jetter you will find this art engaging in many ways.
The work is a 23 page accordion fold book that Frances wrote, designed and illustrated. The 18″ x 24″ images are impeccably printed from linoleum cuts, on translucent, handmade, Japanese paper. The content is truly compelling; a graphic account describing and addressing the horror of torture through a political lens. By all accounts, and certainly in my humble opinion, it is an aesthetically stunning and impassioned piece. It challenges us on an intellectual and visceral level and shares the beautiful tactile mastery of her medium.
Given the recent interest and proliferation of exhibitions throughout the New School University and the city offering variations on sequential narrative straddling both the fine art and the communications fields, this work has the exceptional qualities that enable it to rest comfortably in both realms.
Editions of this book (limited to 15) have been acquired by various notable institutions, among them, The New York Public Library.
Frances Jetter is an alumna from Parsons and has maintained a highly distinguished profile in the communications field for three decades.
Please find an opportunity to visit the 8th floor of 2 West 13th L building to the Illustration Department gallery, to see this exceptional piece of art.
The exhibition will be up through the end of April.
I encourage you to visit her website as well. www.Francesjetter.com.
–Wendy Popp, Parsons Illustration Adjunct Faculty Member