Art and Art Professions



NYU MFA First Year Show
On View March 8- 25, 2017
Artists include: Jerry J. Adams, Omer Ben-Zvi, Biraaj Dodiya, Nick Doty, Alex Heffesse, Jessica Lancaster, Luca Molnar, Martian, Lara Saget, Erin Schiller.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 8, 5-8pm 

NYU MFA Thesis Exhibition in Two Parts
MFA Thesis Exhibition - Part I
Opening April 5th 5-8pm
On View through April 25th
Stephen Gurtowski
Harry Kleeman
Caitlyn McLaughlin
Marz Saffore
Gabrielle Vitollo
MFA Thesis Exhibition - Part II
Opening May 3rd 5-8pm
On View through May 23rd
Carly Burnell
Billy Jacobs
Chris Albert Lee
Kaushani Patel
Eric Santoscoy-Mckillip
Grey Art Gallery
Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965
NYU Steinhardt faculty member Melissa Rachleff-Burtt has curated a major exhibition in conjunction with the Grey Art Gallery that examines the New York art scene during the fertile years between the apex of Abstract Expressionism and the rise of Pop Art and MInimalism. This is the first show ever to survey this vital period from the vantage point of its artist-run galleries- crucibles of experimentation and innovation that radically changed the art world. The exhibition includes work by artists ranging from such well known figures as Mark di Suvero, Jim Dine, Red Grooms, Allan Kaprow, Alex Katz, Yaoi Kusama, Claes Oldenburg, and Yoko Ono to artists who deserve to be better known, such as Ed Clark, Emilio Cruz, Lis Dodd, Rosalyn Drexler, Sally Haelet Drummond, Jean Follett, Lester Johnson, Boris Lurie, Jan Müller, and Aldo Tambellini.
On view January 10 through April 1, 2017. 
100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003

Suggested donation of $3; NYU students, faculty and staff free of charge

Press release
Barney Building Galleries
in the absence of a path
March 22-April 1, 2017
Artists: Sarah Allwine, Emma Benschop, Luz Carabano, Carol Civre, Eric Look, Clara Lu, Christine Sersea, Joshua Toor, Audrey Tseng, Ben Wolf.
Faculty Advisor: Andrianna Campbell 

Dark Matters Without Time
Dark Matter is enigmatic.  It generates a gravitational field but does it without emitting light.  We also know it exists by how it affects the movement of other things. Art is mysterious. It stops time…for a moment or more we experience lightness, a relief from the responsibility of knowing. This suspension is a visit with our immortality.  We feel less fear and more free. To stop time is the function of art. 

This installation by John Torreano is to honor his 25 year collaboration with NYU and the Department of Art and Art Professions. Curated by Hugh O’Rourke.

Washington Windows

Lyle Ashton Harris 
Opening March 9, on view through June 9, 2017. 

Broadway Windows
Choose Your Chair

March 5- 27, 2017
Who gets to choose? What voices are heard? Are other opinions taken into consideration?
In their current installation work, NYU DEPT. takes an abstract stance into themes of power within the institutional context. This multi-layered exhibit aims to question the structures of the department by asking the audience to “choose your chair”. Presented in each window is a glance into the lives of four different potential chairs to choose from, each representing different personalities, expressed by the items in their lives.

Moving forward after the exhibition, DEPT. will continue to challenge oppressive structures at play within NYU at-large. They will continue to be relentless in their demands for authorship, cultural freedom and decolonization. What does decolonization look like? What does a present where the students have authorship, and cultural freedom look slike, feel like?                                                

Featured at 80WSE Gallery's satellite space, a series of five street-level windows located at the corner of Broadway and East 10th Street. The installation can be viewed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.