“WE TELL STORIES” EXHIBITION BRINGS TOGETHER WORK BY ARTISTS BEHIND BESTSELLING CHILDREN’S BOOKS
On View November 4 – December 17, 2014
Reception Tuesday, November 11, 6:00 – 8:00pm
School of Visual Arts presents “We Tell Stories,” an exhibition of work by more than 340 artists who graduated with an MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay in the 30 years since the degree was first offered. Curated by founding chair Marshall Arisman, “We Tell Stories” surveys the vitality and versatility of contemporary figurative artists through thousands of works: editorial art, children’s books, comics, graphic novels, animations, products, paintings and more. The exhibition will be on view November 4 through December 17 at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York City.
“If, in the past 30 years you bought a book because of its cover, thumbed through the illustrations in a magazine or newspaper, read a children’s book to your child, thought a graphic novel or comic would make a great movie, purchased an app for your iPhone or visited a gallery, you have seen the art of our alumni,” Arisman said.
“We Tell Stories” will include work by notable alumni including George Boorujy, Viktor Deak, Brian Pinkney, Brian Floca, Nathan Fox, John Hendrix, Olivier Kugler, Allison Moritsugu, J. Stephen Savage, Yuko Shimizu, Sara Varon, Sam Weber and Martin Wittfooth.
A highlight of the exhibition will be a children’s reading room—furnished and designed by alumni Sara Varon and Aya Kakeda—with more than 200 illustrated books by MFA Illustration alumni.
The SVA Chelsea Gallery, located at 601 West 26th Street between 10th and 11th avenues, is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm. It is fully accessible by wheelchair.
External Link: We Tell Stories at SVA Chelsea Gallery