Angela Deane, Coleen Fitzgibbon,
Larry Homolka, Tom McAnulty,
Levan Mindiashvili, Hayley Silverman,
Ethan Tianxing Wang
A Group Exhibition Organized by FIT’s Art Market Program
School of Graduate Studies
Opening Reception: April 21, 6pm – 9pm
151 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
On View April 21 – May 15
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 12pm – 6pm
The graduating class of the Master of Arts degree program in Art Market at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s School of Graduate Studies, presents (extra)ordinary, a group exhibition. The opening reception will take place on April 21, from 6pm – 9pm, and the exhibition will be on view through May 15.
(extra)ordinary features seven artists who deal with ephemeral aspects of everyday life, such as memory and value. Their works possess a haunting quality, referencing subjects that shift between presence and absence.
Angela Deane: In the series Ghost Photographs, Deane paints over found family photographs depicting everyday scenarios. By transforming the figures into ghosts, she explores the universal concepts of memory and nostalgia.
Coleen Fitzgibbon: Fitzgibbon’s super 8mm film, “Trip to Carolee,” immortalizes the intimate, fleeting moments of a road trip.
Larry Homolka: For his Prescription series, Homolka used found medical prescriptions and newspaper clippings from the early 1900’s to make abstract, intricate collages.
Tom McAnulty: In relief sculptures such as “Chair and Bottle,” McAnulty represents the archetypal nature of simple, everyday objects that are simultaneously distant yet personal.
Levan Mindiashvili: In his series of large scale, mixed media works Whispers, Mindiashvili addresses the lingering traces of human occupation in private, personal spaces.
Hayley Silverman: “CRUDE CURRENCY, 2016” fuses sand dollars with coin currencies and energy currencies, such as bee pollen and rice, in order to examine the temporal qualities of exchange and worth.
Ethan Tianxing Wang: Wang’s series, Doing Without Doing (Wei Wu Wei), which features receipts overlaid with hand-drawn calligraphy, explores the tensions between capitalist consumption and the Taoist concept of non-action.
The curators of (extra)ordinary are Jillian Bock, Tina Caso, Dana Clark, Yiran Ding, Cathy Fan, Anna Kamensky, Carolina Mandia, Yuka Okanda, and Anne Wong.
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Art Market Program
The Master of Arts degree program in Art Market at FIT gives students the knowledge and skills needed to excel in professional careers in art galleries and auction houses, and in such related fields as corporate curatorship, public art administration, and art market services.
Students study gallery design and management, as well as exhibition planning and design. Coursework includes modern and contemporary art history, and specific computer applications for the art world. Faculty members, who bring years of professional experience to the classroom, specialize in such areas as gallery ownership and management, marketing, appraisal, and art law. Guest speakers and field trips offer insights into the New York art market, along with valuable networking opportunities. Direct industry experience is gained in a required internship.
During their second year, the graduate students take a two-semester practicum in which they organize, curate, and promote a group exhibition at an off-campus gallery. The curriculum integrates comprehensive studies with practical experience in creating an actual exhibition. In this unique feature of the program, students handle every aspect of the process, from selecting the artists and venue to mounting the show and designing the catalogue and website.
About the Fashion Institute of Technology
The Fashion Institute of Technology, a college of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for more than 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are affordable and relevant to today’s rapidly changing industries. The college offers nearly 50 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace. Visit fitnyc.edu.