This past weekend, the New York Times did a fantastic write-up of the Jonathan Levine Gallery, who is celebrating their fifth anniversary. The Gallery has always been a champion of illustration and shows the work of multiple Parsons Illustration alums and faculty members. Here’s a snippet from the write-up:
Garrett Pruter’s disco-reinvention of the chair
The reception last night for the collaboration between Noel Claro’s Beyond the Page class, Design Within Reach, and Emeco was a happening event. Here are a few images. You can see the whole collection (taken by Bradford Shellhammer) here!
Straight from the Design Within Reach newsletter and blog:
A semester-long collaboration between Parsons the New School for Design, Emeco and DWR culminates with the unveiling of reimagined Frank Gehry Superlight chairs at the Chelsea Studio reception. Parsons Illustration students were challenged to redesign Gehry’s 6.5 lbs. chair. We purposely left the instructions vague, so as not to limit the students’ ideas. We placed no restrictions on materials (we encouraged mixed media) or concepts (we challenged them to think about the usefulness of the chair, the human form, social conventions, style and culture). The designs are as diverse as the students who created them. You are invited to discuss the results with Parsons Illustration chair Steven Guarnaccia, Emeco representatives, DWR’s own Bradford Shellhammer and the student-creators themselves. Snacks and wine will be served.
Editor’s Note: Come out and support all the great Illustration students (and their fantastic instructor, Noel Claro) who worked on this!
Reimagining the Chair: A Parsons, Emeco and DWR Collaboration
Wednesday, December 10, 7-9pm
DWR West 14th Street Studio
408 West 14th Street
(between 9th and 10th Ave.)
New York, NY 10014
[illustration by Paul Kim]
What: Milton Glaser on: Drawing is Thinking
Where: The Rubin Museum
Located: at the corner of 17th Street and 7th Avenue
Cost: $12 (includes a pre-talk tour of the galleries)
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Time: 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
[Thanks to Frank for the info!]
“Contremps 1” study
Illustration adjunct faculty Eddie del Rosario has works featured in “Narrations,” an exhibition opening tonight, January 17th, at Nancy Margolis Gallery here in New York City. Here’s an excerpt from the gallery’s press release:
The Nancy Margolis Gallery is to exhibit works on paper by seven artists who create visual stories pulled from the subconscious, observations of reality, personal symbolism, and fictional fantasies. The simple materials, graphite, paint, and paper require little preparation for the artist to get started. The seven artists in Narrations are gifted draftsmen/women, and the work shows exacting concentration in spite of the spontaneous nature of the medium. Be they light and funny, dark and frightening, the outcome is carefully drafted minimalist drawings of quirky, strange, ambiguous scenes and figures.
Edward del Rosario, a Brooklyn based artist who received his M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design, is known for his paintings featuring miniature people engaging in full-size power struggles. Rosario’s work displays the absurd games people are willing to play to obtain and preserve power within cultural clashes. Del Rosario received a 2007 MacDowell Fellowship, and his work can be seen in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
If you are in the New York Area, make sure to stop by and see Eddie’s work, as well as all the other pieces on display.
January 17th – March 1st
Nancy Margolis Gallery
523 West 25th Street (between 10th Ave and 11th Ave)
New York, NY 10001
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am-6pm