Katie Turner, Gimme Brains
Sloan Fine Art is pleased to host “Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again” a very special exhibition of works on used NYC MetroCards with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Transportation Alternatives (transalt.org) and Alliance for the Arts’ NYC ARTS (NYC-ARTS.org). In May 2010, Artists Jean-Pierre Roy and Michael Kagan hosted an unusual exhibition in their Brooklyn studio. Open to all artists who wanted to participate, “Single Fare” placed one constraint on the creative process: all work had to be submitted on a used MetroCard. Inspired by the notion that the city’s subways and buses allow for a kind of creative interchange unmatched in human history, “Single Fare” sought to create a unique art event where art and artists could come together to form a monumental event made from a tiny, innocuous piece of plastic: The MetroCard! The resulting exhibition featured over 700 works of art – from artists as far away as New Zealand and as close as the studio next door.
Following the tremendous success of last year’s “Single Fare,” Roy and Kagan team up with Sloan Fine Art on the Lower East Side for “Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again.” The themes of last year’s show ran the gamut from moments of high abstraction to delicate portraiture. Three-dimensional works, documentary photography and even a video installation helped to create one of the most cohesively diverse shows in recent memory while playfully challenging artists to show what they can do with seven square inches.
While serving as a democratizing vehicle for artists of all ages and disciplines, the Single Fare exhibition also served as a fantastic platform to introduce beginning collectors to an amazing array of work while inviting the committed collector to connect to artists that might normally fall under their radar. Partnering with Sloan Fine Art represents an exciting step forward for the Single Fare experience, allowing the exhibition to remain true to its roots while benefitting from additional exhibition days and regular gallery hours.
Several Parsons Illustration students, alumni and faculty participated in this exhibition including: Jordin Isip (f), Ana Mouyis (’09), Garrett Pruter (’10), Victoria Salvador (’11), Stephanie Tartick (’11), Katie Turner (’10), Zachary Zezima (’09).
Additionally, a handful of artists have been recruited to create Single Fare works that will be raffled off with proceeds to benefit two worthy charities – Transportation Alternatives (transalt.org), promoting New York City’s continued commitment to public and alternative forms of transportation and Alliance for the Arts’ NYC Arts (nyc-arts.org), the leading Web and free iPhone guide to arts programs and events throughout NYC. Raffle tickets will be available beginning at 5pm the night of the reception and winners will be announced at 8:30pm sharp.
“My Week in Bologna” was created by Katie Turner, BFA Illustration ’10, for the Parsons Illustration blog, “Words & Pictures,” http://parsonsillustrationprogram.com/, as a report from her trip as Parsons Illustration emissary to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in the spring of 2010. The zine will be distributed to prospective students through the admissions department of the university. Pretty good publicity for Illustration and for Katie’s beautiful work.
Congratulations to Katie on her accomplishments! We feel proud to call her an Illustration Alumna.
Parsons Illustration is very pleased to announce that five of our recent graduates were accepted into 3×3 Magazine’s 7th Annual Student Competition. The works were all created for their Senior Thesis Projects. The talented students are as follows:
Sea Mine Gumballs with Tusks (seen above)
Boy with Glasses
In March, Parsons Illustration Senior Katie Turner attended the Bologna Book Fair as a representative of the program. She was kind enough to share some of her wonderfully illustrated journal pages from the trip. Click on each picture and you will be taken to a full-size version so you can really see some of the neat details. Thanks for sharing, Katie!
Parsons Illustration Senior Katie Turner recently did her first Op-Ed for the New York Times–the fantastic illustration above is the result. It ran on April 15th, 2010. See the article here.
Parsons Illustration Sophomore Delaney Gibbons, a student in Lauren Redniss’s Illustrative Print Class, created the animation above. It’s called “Night People.” Fascinating, creative stuff!
Keep up the good work, Delaney!
Four illustrators exhibit their work: Meg Eldredge, Naomi Koffman, Tomas
Pichardo and Katie Turner present their work created as independent study
students in the Illustration Program with faculty Nora Krug.
Date: Thursday, April 15th, 6 pm
Location: Illustration Program Lobby at 2 W 13th street, 8th floor
Refreshments will be served.
OPENING: 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 8th
EXHIBITION UP: April 8th to 14th
LOCATION: Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries
66 5th Avenue
New York, NY
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC