"Mentors" is now on view at SVA Chelsea Gallery. Please join us for the reception tomorrow night from 6-8 pm! Featuring the work of BFA Photography and Video students, the Mentors program at SVA is designed to cultivate relationships between established and emerging artists and to introduce new talent to the New York arts community. SVA Chelsea Gallery is located at 601 West 21st Street, 15th Floor, NYC. @svabfaphotovideo #svagalleries#sva#starrettlehigh#svachelseagallery
Hudson Yards and the Starrett-Lehigh Building in one shot, from the Pier (with a cameo of the Frying Pan, one of Manhattan's two lightships). So much history is here. When the Starrett was built back in 1931, there were miles of railroad tracks here leading upstate, downtown, to ships and warehouses. The Starrett itself was built as an office park and warehouse for the Lehigh Valley Railroad, aided by William Starrett. Yasuo Matsui, the first Japanese American architect to gain prominence, designed the rather rounded and massice structure. This thing is a full superblock, and is still one of the largest buildings in Manhattan by area. It's also retained its industrial no-nonsense look, preserving a small slice of the once robust economy that thrived in the city. Farther north, the conglomeration of towers that is Hudson Yards is slowly going up, giving the West Side something it never has had: a skyline. Seriously, the West side of Manhattan is its own waterfront skyline now. That's an amazing feat, especially considering that 10 years ago there were no buildings this tall west of 10th Ave. This whole stretch of Hudson River Park was home to a series of rail lines that existed until 1973, complimenting the much cooler but way more dangerous Old West Side Highway (itself demolished in the 1970s). We've put the Starrett to good use; today it's the headquarters of Club Monaco, Tommy Hilfiger's US operations, Martha Stewart's media empire, and every well funded American schools favorite contractor and book fair host, Scholastic Corporation. In less than a year you'll see a the surge of real estate growth return to Manhattan with an emphasis on the West Side of Midtown. Taken on March 9, 2018 on a Canon T1i. #newyork#newyorkcity#newyork_ig#newyork_instagram#instagramnyc#igersofnyc#ig_nycity#nyc#manhattan#chelseanyc#hellskitchen#hudsonriverpark#hudsonyards#realestate#nycprimeshot#nyc_explorers#architecture#starrettlehigh#industrial#thefryingpannyc#moodygrams
Finally had the chance to read through @marthastewart48 and @seenbysharkey's new book - congratulations on creating a book that brings back old-school MSL vibes, the Martha we all grew to admire and inspire to.
Flash back to the awesome #elmuseo and #svamfafinearts show curated by the lovely @artyrocio that took place in January this year. Always thankful for opportunities to show my work and the amazing people I meet along the way. It's cheesy but I have to say I'm #blessed for getting to live this art life and getting to do what I've always wanted to do. This has been a passion of mine since I was a little kid and loved art but thought becoming an artist was neither feasable nor a respectable thing to do (actually wrote about this in my 3rd grade diary). As per my poor/immigrant upbringing, becoming a doctor or lawyer were my only two viable choices and passions were to become hobbies. I'm glad I finally gathered the strength to pursue this life. It's not easy, it's certainly not glamorous, but it's what I've always wanted. I'll be 34 next Friday. And for the first time I'm really happy and at peace with where my life is headed. So yeah, follow your passions. Now please enjoy some photos of me with my hair in my mouth! 😄
#MarilynNarota 's work in "El Museo @ SVA: May Contain Moving Parts" at the SVA Chelsea Gallery. The "Ornament and Silence" series combines video and photography in a performance by Narota carried out in and around New York City in 2017. The artist sought to highlight the female experience in a modern-day environment that continues to perpetuate silence, where nonconforming women are routinely ostracized by unspoken, invisible, and internalized societal oppressors. The artist was born in Colombia and lives in New York City. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2016. @marilynnarota @elmuseo @svamfafinearts @svanyc #svagalleries#svachelseagallery#starrettlehigh