Art and Art Professions


Barney Building Galleries

Artist Showcase: Wednesday, November 29th, 5PM-7PM
On view: November 25th-December 2nd
Please join the USAO Coordinators to celebrate the work of undergraduates across the NYU Studio Art program as they show work in a variety of media. Refreshments will be served. Featured artists include: Kexin Huang, Max Schachere, Gabriel Rosen, Tina Zhou, Annie LeFevre, Hue Bui, Isabella Wang, Ari Kim, Wei Song, Ben Collazo, Emily Castronuovo, Monica Albornoz, Eleisha Mccorkle, Daniel Mock, Tonisha McCorkle, Naomi Piperno, Brina Jeffries, Fiona Tam, Sabrina Mellado, Liz Shi, Leah Balagopal, Alex Ebrahimi, Mika Lee, Elizabeth Choh, Byron Kim, Christine Choe

Judith Schwartz Presents: Material Matters: Celebrating Sculpture in Craft Media 
Opening date: October 11.
Opening reception: Oct 11, 4-5:30pm
The primal and playful act of creating objects with a foundation of fully developed mastery of materials makes it all the more possible for artists to convey meaningful concepts, thoughts, and feelings. Such sustained ability produces unexpected discoveries. Knowledge based on accumulated experience invites playful improvisation and confidence so aesthetic choices become easily internalized and rendered with significant impact.

The artists represented in this show share a common core of a particular training—an education in art that coalesces traditional skill building, historical perspective, postmodernist theory and the diverse new wave of a hybrid practice that makes up the contemporary art world.

Artists include: Steve Montgomery, Linda Casbon, Shida Kuo, Matt Nolen, Claudia Alvarez, Kathy Butterly, Judith Schwartz, Klaus Burgel, Carolanne Patterson, Debra Rapoport, Caitlyn McLaughlin, Edison Zapata and Jane Bruce. 


80WSE Gallery
Dream of Solentiname
Opening Reception: December 1, 6-9pm
December 1, 2017-February 17, 2018 
In 1965, a spiritual, political, and artistic movement emerged on an archipelago of islands in the south of Nicaragua: Solentiname. Ernesto Cardenal, a leading poet and priest, established this community in its remote location on Lake Nicaragua. For over 50 years, Cardenal has been committed to social change, starting with Solentiname, which played a significant role in the Sandinista revolution over the U.S. backed Somoza regime. ‘Dream of Solentiname’ will look at this key moment in the relationship between aesthetics and politics in Central America as well as its impact on artists working in New York City during the 1980s as the contra war against the new Sandinista government was underway.
Artists include: Marcos Agudelo, Ernesto Cardenal, Sandra Eleta, Group Material, Susan Meiselas, and the Solentiname Painters. 

In the Project Space: 
Luis Miguel Bendaña 
December 1, 2017 - January 6, 2018
(Between West 4th and Washington Place)