Curated by Valerie Amend, Becky Nahom, Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi, and Vera Petukhova
November 21–December 15, 2015
SVA Gramercy Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010
Reception: Thursday, December 3, 6:00 – 8:00pm
School of Visual Arts presents “Almost Home,” an exhibition of work curated by MA Curatorial Practice fellows Valerie Amend, Becky Nahom, Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi and Vera Petukhova. “Almost Home” is on view Saturday, November 21, through Tuesday, December 15, at the SVA Gramercy Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, New York City.
The concept of “home” is ever-changing. The phrases “Home sweet home,” “Home is where the heart is,” “Homebody” and “Home away from home” all allude to home as an indefinite place. The works on display in the exhibition build upon this idea, reflecting the different strands of “home” through geography, built and virtual space, domestic life and
Featured works include Michal Geva, Chaoyu Li, Abby Dougherty and Sara Meija Kriendler’s explorations of the architectural form of the home through found materials, photography, computational rendering and sculpture. Talia Link broadcasts YouTube tutorials from her bed, blurring the distinction between public and private platforms from the
perspective of a domestic space. Nkiruka Oparah further abstracts the concept of home by dwelling in the virtual, complicating the idea of domesticity from a life inside a home that is always in flux.
Participating artists include Abby Dougherty, MFA Fine Arts student Zoë Frederick, MFA Fine Arts student Michal Geva, Sara Mejia Kriendler (MFA 2013 Fine Arts), MFA Photography and Video student Chaoyu Li, Talia Link, Laura Lappi, Nkiruka Oparah and MFA Fine Arts student Dáreece Walker.