"Working Space" Exhibition

SVA Flatiron Gallery

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School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “Working Space”, an exhibition of paintings by current students and recent alumni featuring works that comment on 20th Century Modernist abstraction. Curated by Richard Brooks, assistant director of Student Galleries.

Autumn-Grace Dougherty’s sewn fabric paintings reference both the tradition of quilt piecing and Modernist abstract painting. The artist combines old clothing and fabric remnants into improvisational patterns, creating rigorous geometric collages which also pay homage to familial relationships. Dougherty is a student in the MFA Fine Arts Department.

Eric Graham’s intimate oil paintings depict overlooked interior spaces, such as walls with shadows, door frames and corners of rooms. By reducing his minimalist compositions to only the most essential lines and planes, Graham explores the melancholy and mystery in domestic interiors devoid of human presence. Graham is a student in the MFA Fine Arts Department.

The urban grid is a constant theme in Amelia Midori Miller’s abstract paintings. Populated with angular, protruding geometric shapes executed in subtle tones and muted palette, the artist’s deceptively simple compositions evoke contemporary cityscapes. Miller is a 2012 graduate of the MFA Fine Arts Department.

Patrick Shoemaker brings a pronounced organic sensibility to his vibrantly colored oil paintings. Landscape references abound in his biomorphic compositions that combine improvisation with direct observation. Shoemaker is a student in the MFA Fine Arts Department.



from May 29, 2012 to June 16, 2012

Opening Reception on 2012-05-30 from 17:00 to 19:00

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