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Georges Seurat: The Drawings @ MoMA

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Georges Seurat: The Drawings
October 28, 2007–January 7, 2008
Museum of Modern Art

Once described as “the most beautiful painter’s drawings in existence,” Georges Seurat’s mysterious and luminous works on paper played a crucial role in his short, vibrant career. This comprehensive exhibition—the first in almost twenty-five years to focus exclusively on Seurat’s drawings—will present over 135 works, primarily the artist’s incomparable conté drawings along with a small selection of oil sketches and paintings. Surveying the artist’s entire oeuvre, from his academic training through the emergence and elaboration of his unique methods to the studies made for his monumental canvases (such as the renowned A Sunday on La Grande Jatte), the exhibition will also present important new research on his artistic strategies and materials.

In bridging description and evocation, Seurat masses tones to abstract figures, weaves skeins of conté crayon to test the limits of decipherable space, and engages with the Parisian metropolis, illuminating urban types, revealing the ever-expanding industrial suburbs, and offering a tour through the world of nineteenth-century popular entertainment. Most of all, his dramatization of the relationship between light and shadow resulted in a distinct body of work. Though Seurat is perhaps best known as the inventor of pointillism, this exhibition will demonstrate his tremendous achievement as a draftsman and the significance of his working methods and themes for the art of the twentieth century.

Visit the online exhibition here.

See a list of all related events here.

Read/see an interesting essay on Slate here.

The Museum of Modern Art
(212) 708-9400
11 West 53 Street,
between Fifth and Sixth avenues
New York, NY 10019-5497

Remember that New School students can get
into MoMA for free with their student IDs!

LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel

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LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel
on view at the Norman Rockwell Museum
November 10, 2007 through May 26, 2008

A burgeoning art form with roots planted firmly in history, graphic novels, or long-form comic books, have inspired the interest of the literary establishment and a growing number of readers. For today’s aficionados, graphic novels, with their antiheroes and visual appeal, are positioned to usurp the role that the novel once played. Focused on subjects as diverse as the nature of relationships, the perils of war, and the meaning of life, graphic novels now comprise the fastest-growing sections of many bookstores‹an accessible, vernacular art form with mass appeal.

This comprehensive exhibition explores the history and diverse artistry of the graphic novel, featuring personal commentary and artworks by celebrated historic and contemporary practitioners. Original book pages and studies, sketchbooks, and video interviews provide insights into an evolving and exciting art form. Artworks by Jessica Abel, Sue Coe, R. Crumb, Howard Cruse, Steve Ditko, Will Eisner, Brian Fies, Gerhard, Milt Gross, Marc Hempel, Niko Henrichon, Mark Kalesniko, Peter Kuper, Harvey Kurtzman, Matt Madden, Frans Masereel, Frank Miller, Terry Moore, Dave Sim, Art Spiegelman, Lynd Ward, Lauren Weinstein, Mark Wheatley, Barron Storey and others will be on view.

The exhibition is taking place at:

The Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262

Admission is $7.00 for college students with valid school I.D.

For more information and a gallery of images from the show, go here.

(Above illustration by Peter Kuper)

Re*Generation Gallery Auction and Benefit


Please join Virgin Mobile USA & DJ James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem for an evening of entertainment, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and the silent auction of new works by:

Diane Barcelowsky, Melinda Beck, Calef Brown, Thomas Campbell, Clayton Brothers, Daniel Davidson, James Gallagher, Julie Goldstein, Matt Hansel, Caroline Hwang, Jordin Isip (Illustration Faculty), Rich Jacobs, Chesiel John (Illustration ’02), Greg Lamarche, Matt Leines, Julia Marchand, Taylor McKimens, Jean-Pierre Roy, Antonio Sanchez, Denise Tassin and Eric White.

The RE*Generation Gallery
2007 Auction and Benefit
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
7 to 11 pm (bidding ends at 10 pm)
Skylight, 275 Hudson St. , New York City

100% of proceeds raised will benefit non-profit organizations working on the issue of youth homelessness.

Tickets are not required to attend the event but capacity is limited. To ensure admission and avoid the general admission line, pre-register as a VIP by making a donation of $25 or more to The RE*Generation online.

Go to http://www.regenerationgallery.com to pre-register as a VIP, view all of the works and/or place an online bid. Online bidding will end November 1st.

The Beast Within: An Exhibition of Monster Art

supertouch show

Announcing the official Supertouch Halloween art show, “The Beast Within,” curated by Jamie O’Shea, opening October 31st at the East Village’s SHOWROOM NYC GALLERY in conjunction with Tristan Eaton’s Thunderdog Studios. Featuring introspective monster art reflecting the participant’s personal demons (hence the title), the show features new & original work by over 65 artists including Pushead, Phil Frost, Stephan Jay Rayon (Hysteric Glamour), Doze Green, Eric White, Ron English, Louie Cordero, Tristan Eaton, Andy Cruz/House Industries, Mars-1, Steve Bliss, Shepard Fairey, D*Face, REAS (Todd James), Travis Louie, Rhode Montijo, Friends With You, Nathan Cabrera, Tim Biskup, Eric Elms, Kelsey Brookes, Jim Woodring, Mark Dean Veca, Erik Foss, Gary Baseman, Slick, Nathan Jurevicius, James Jean, Usugrow, Glenn Barr, Mike Moon, Gomez Bueno, Pete Fowler, Rick Griffin, Nate Van Dyke, Stanley Mouse, Andrew Brandou, Makoto Kobiyashi, Miran Kim, Peter Taylor, Scott Campbell, Jordin Isip, Melinda Beck, Joel Dugan, Jeff Soto, Elizabeth Huey, Jacaeber Kastor, Mark Smith, Carl Dunn, Junko Mizuno, Mike Sutfin, Rich Jacobs, Taylor McKimens, WK Interact, 123 Klan, Filth, Calma, and many more. Lots of surprises are in store, including limited-edition merchandise like the Pushead-designed shirt (produced by 10 Deep) shown below. New York City’s the best place on Earth to spend Halloween and “The Beast Within” is the best place to spend your hard-earned dough on some amazing artwork. Don’t be late, first come, first severed…

For more info: http://www.supertouchblog.com/2007/10/19/nycannouncing-the-supertouch-halloween-art-show/

SVA Masters Series Honors Steve Heller


The Masters Series: Steven Heller

School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York City, will honor Steven Heller with the Masters Series Award and retrospective exhibition. He is the author, co-author or editor of over 100 books on graphic design, illustration and political art, was an art director at The New York Times for 33 years and is a columnist for The New York Times Book Review. Heller is also the co-founder and co-chair of the MFA Design Department and co-founder of the MFA Design Criticism Department at SVA.

Lecture: Tuesday, October 23, 7pm
SVA Amphitheater
209 East 23 Street, 3rd floor
Free and open to the public.

The art director, writer and design authority will be speaking about his work, with Michael Bierut, partner, Pentagram and founding writer, Design Observer.

Exhibition: October 22 – December 1, 2007
Monday, October 22, 6 – 8pm
Visual Arts Museum
209 East 23 Street
New York, NY 10010

Curated and designed by Kevin O’Callaghan, chair of 3D Design at SVA, the exhibition highlights the inspiration and collaboration behind Heller’s many achievements as a writer and art director. On view will be over 100 covers of The New York Times Book Review that Heller art directed and a visual anthology of his major publications, with select volumes available to peruse. An adjacent video installation will feature interviews with co-authors Mirko Ilic, Lita Talarico (co-chair of the MFA Design Department at SVA), Seymour Chwast, Marshall Arisman (chair of the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department at SVA) and Gail Anderson (on the faculty of the MFA Design Department at SVA) about their collaborative process. Nearby, visitors will be able to browse Heller’s many contributions to American and foreign periodicals at a full-scale replica of a New York City newsstand. The centerpiece of the multimedia display will be a larger-than-life photo montage of Heller’s library with recorded commentary about his collection of design ephemera and its role in his research and writing.

For more information, visit the exhibition overview.

Chris Mars “New Salem” Exhibit

NEW YORK, NY– American artist Chris Mars debuts more than 25 new works in his exhibition New Salem, opening at Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York City on October 20, 2007. The paintings, all created this year, reflect themes of political persecution and corruption, interpersonal unity and cruelty, condemnation, redemption and hope by use of Mars’ stunning technical control of his medium, and his wrenching empathy relative to world events.

October 20 – November 17, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 20, 7pm – 9pm
The Jonathan LeVine Gallery is located at 529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm. For more information, please call 212-243-3822, visit www.jonathanlevinegallery.com, or email: info@jonathanlevinegallery.com.

Downright @ Pink Elephant Projects (featuring Illustration Alums & Faculty)



curated by Jashar Awan
October 5 – Nov. 17, 2007

PEP is excited to present Downright, an illustration show, curated by our own Jashar Awan. In anticipation of the December release of Taschen’s Illustration Now 2, in which Awan is featured, we asked Jashar, an artist whose work has been seen in many galleries and in popular publications such as The New York Times, Vibe, and The New Yorker, to put together a show of his favorite comtemporary illustrators. The outcome is a gathering of 40 artists pulled together in one spot, PEP. From highly renowned artists to rising stars, the show is not to be missed.

Featuring Illustration Faculty & Alums: George Bates, Jordin Isip, Phillip Fivel Nessen, Chang Park

Pink Elephant Projects (PEP)
64 Washington Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205