Wednesday, February 9, 2011

'Put up or Shut up'

New York based artists Simone Douglas and Aziz + Cucher will be showing work at the New York Academy of Art as part of a group exhibition Put up or Shut up. The exhibition presents the work of MFA graduate program faculty members working in the greater New York City area and runs from 10 February – 6 March 2011.

Participating institutions include Brooklyn College, Long Island University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, New York Academy of Art, New York University, Parsons/New School, Pratt Institute, Queens College, Rutgers, SUNY Purchase, SUNY Stony Brook and Tyler School of Art of Temple University.

For the esteemed artists who teach in these many MFA programs, serious art-making is required - maintaining a vigorous focus on an active studio practice is demanded. The goal of this inaugural faculty exhibition is to engage in the discourse between teacher and student, mentor and rising star, reflecting the challenges and growth presented to each as a result of their pedagogical relationship. The public – and the students -- may judge for themselves the output by these ever-evolving agents of influence and direction.

The exhibition was conceived by Catherine Howe, faculty member at the New York Academy of Art, and is scheduled to run concurrently with the 2011 College Art Association conference and the 7th CAA New York Area MFA Exhibition at Hunter College, an expansive survey of work from students in 20 institutions within a hundred-mile radius of New York City.

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