From Nature to Culture
February 8 - February 24 2024
Location: SVA Chelsea Gallery
Opening reception: Thursday, February 8, 2024. 6-8pm
School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “From Nature to Culture,” a four-part exhibition exploring 21st century themes in an uncertain world, curated by BFA Fine Arts chair Suzanne Anker, Director of Operations Gunars Prande, and department faculty members Ron Baron and George Boorujy. The exhibition will be on view Thursday, February 8, through Saturday, February 24, at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 W 26th Street, 15th floor, New York City.
From ecological distress to ethnic wars, to social justice, what has been awakened after COVID lockdown? Referencing the climate-conscious collective Artists Commit, which provides tools and support for climate change awareness, “From Nature to Culture” explores the carbon footprints created by art exhibitions. Odes to the declining coral reefs around the globe— home to one thriving ecosystems of fish, plants and sea creatures—as well as the anxiety and chaos of the current moment are represented in the form of ceramic sculptures, texts and prints.
The SVA Chelsea Gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00am to 6:00pm, Mondays by appointment, and closed on Sundays. It is fully accessible by wheelchair.