Not Held at Japan Society – School of Visual Arts presents SUPER PHAT

September 12, 2007
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September 12 – 29

School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York City, and the SVA Japan Alumni Association present Super Phat, a multimedia exhibition that highlights the work of Japanese alumni and alumni living in Japan. Working in a variety of media, more than 40 established and emerging artists explore how their exposure to Japanese and American cultures has informed their work. The exhibition will be on view from September 12 through 29 at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York City.

Forty-one artists–including ON megumi Akiyoshi, Chika Iijima, Takahiro Kaneyama, Kanako Sasaki, Junko Shimizu, Yuko Shimizu, Kiriko Shirobayashi, Yuken Teruya and Chiaki Watanabe – have produced illustrations, photographs, paintings, sculpture and video installations as result of this fusion between Japanese and American cultures. The exhibition is curated by Marshall Arisman, chair of SVA’s MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department; Reà Sato-Manni, a member of the Japan Alumni Association; and Retsu Takahashi, a Japanese-American alumnus. The exhibition is organized by Elaine Chow, associate director of alumni affairs.

The Visual Arts Gallery, located at 601 West 26th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues, 15th floor, is open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm; closed on Sundays and public holidays. Admission is free. The gallery is accessible by wheelchair. For further information call (212) 592-2145.

  • September 12, 2007 – September 29, 2007