Hey students! If you have work that you’re proud of and want to exhibit to your peers, friends, and family, you should absolutely submit your work to Pratt’s annual Wallabout Film Festival, which you probably haven’t heard of. That’s ok! That’s because it’s only a few years old, but those few years have been very successful, and the venue is always packed with hundreds attending.
So if you want to get a little exposure in your college years, we would be thrilled to hear from you. Submission is FREE and the last day to submit is March 24th. Go herehttp://wallabout.org/submit/ to fill out the form and then submit to firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your film!
Laurie Frick: The Art of Self-Surveillance
TODAY Wednesday, March 5th, 12:45-1:45pm
Lecture Hall, 4E-4
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Bio: Laurie Frick draws from neuroscience to investigate the nature of pattern and the mind. Using her background in high-technology she explores self-tracking to produce human data portraits. She holds an MFA from NYSS and an MBA from USC. Frick recently was awarded residencies by the Neuroscience Center at UT, the Headlands, the Bemis Center, and delivered a TED talk at TEDxAustin. This year she has solo exhibitions at Real Art Ways, Okahoma Contemporary, and Marfa Contemporary. She is represented by Edward Cella in Los Angeles.
Elefterios Benetos | Codeswitch
Meredith Cutinello | Personally Profiled: The Daughters of Suburbia
MFA Digital Arts Thesis Exhibition
Opening: Monday, March 3rd from 5-8pm
On view: March 3rd – March 7th, 2014
Eleftherios Gerasimos Benetos’s Bio and Statement:
Eleftherios Gerasimos Benetos is a Greek American artist based in New York City. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Stony Brook University with a focus in photography. His work in the last 5 years has ranged from digital painting, illustration and graphic design. Currently, Eleftherios is pursing his Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts at Pratt Institute.
Code switching is what occurs when a speaker alternates between two or more languages, or language varieties.
Code Switch is a collection of work presented in 7 digital prints and two video installations. Across the two mediums there will be a depictions of characters presented with heads replaced by geometric forms, the faces of which represent different aspects of personality in response to sociological and environmental factors.
Meredith Cutinello’s Bio and Statement
Meredith Cutinello- Personally Profiled: The Daughters of Suburbia
Meredith Cutinello is a young digital artist from Pennsylvania and is now based in New York City. She received her Bachelor of the Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2011. In her past work, Meredith has enjoyed integrating different mediums into her digital work such as traditional drawings, digital drawing, and photography. She has been fascinated by the human figure and the psyche, which led her to her current thesis. Currently she is pursuing her Master of the Fine Arts degree in Digital Imaging at Pratt Institute.
Underneath the Surface is an installation that documents how females of my generation, including myself, deal with stress and how their internal struggles manifest externally. These portraits are created through the integration of photography and social media identities, which allows us to view the dual sides of each person’s identity. Accompanying each of the printed images are videos, which solely display each of the subject’s environments and provide the viewer a visual experience into these people’s worlds.
Stress is something that I think everyone can relate to. However, I do not think I have ever experienced its full effects until becoming a graduate student. Its influence is gradual, but as stress builds and builds it becomes more noticeable on the exterior, as your mind and body battle to deal with it. Since I can personally relate to the effects of stress, I thought it was necessary to include a self-portrait in my series, as well as portraits of four other people that I have close relationships with. All of these people have forces in their lives that threaten their livelihood or emotional well being, which undoubtedly produce a significant amount of stress. While these issues may not be all that jarring, they still no doubt take a toll on the human psyche. It was not my hope to create shock and awe type imagery, but instead to create an image that causes you to look more carefully about what is being portrayed and who these women are. The personal relationship I have with these four women is an integral part of my thesis; for it allows them to feel comfortable enough to expose parts of themselves that they keep hidden from the outside world. This factor allowed for me to easily peel back layers in each of their lives and uncover specific stresses that I have documented through photographs, text message conversations and social media identities.
The integration of the social media identity is a very crucial element because it allows the individual, in a way, to have their own hand in the creation of their portraits. Additionally, the contrast between the photographic image and social media identity aids in in the idea of trying to find a balance between the private and public person. I expect the viewer to get a sense of eeriness from these images, but also feel connected to each of these individuals through the realness and vulnerability I have conveyed. In order for the portraits to come full circle, I have also included QR Codes that when scanned connect to Instagram videos of each subject’s environment. These videos will display the environment only, in order for the viewer to see the impact a space can have on a subject and how important it is in the formation of their lives.
Katie- 43 x 30
Chelsea- 31 x 24
Susan-20 x 30
Meredith- 30 x30
Katelyn- 33 x 29
TOMORROW! Our first lecturer of the DDA Spring 2014 Lecture Series :: MIKE WARTELLA :: WED, FEB 13th, 12:45-1:45PM :: PRATTDDALS.WORDPRESS.COM | FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | 200 WILLOUGHBY AVE, MYRTLE HALL 4TH FLOOR
M. WARTELLA is the award-winning Village Voice cartoonist who was profiled by The New York Times as a pioneer of online animation in 1998. He is the founder of Brooklyn New York’s DREAM FACTORY ANIMATION.
Wartella’s distinctive cartoons currently appear in new episodes of Warner Bros.’ MAD on Cartoon Network, the all-animated weekly primetime series which debuted to rave reviews in 2010 and is now entering its fourth season in 2013.
Wartella has previously drawn animated segments for MTV’s cult hit WONDER SHOWZEN (2005-2006) and was a writer for the late-night animated Adult Swim program SUPERJAIL!, (Season One, 2008).
Wartella has contributed to publications including Interview, SPIN, Arthur, Vice, and Nickelodeon Magazine. He has created jacket art for best-selling books from Houghton Mifflin and Touchstone/Fireside, and is a creative contributor to the WACKY PACKAGES line of collectable trading cards from Topps.
His sequential artwork is featured in D.C. Comics’ Bizarro World anthology as well as the Eisner and Harvey Awards nominated HOTWIRE anthology from FANTAGRAPHICS books.
Due to school cancellation yesterday, there will be a reception for Natasha Otrakji’s MFA Thesis Exhibition, “The Collector’s Edition” in The DDA Gallery TONIGHT Tuesday February 4th from 5-8pm!