The Pond, the Mirror, the Kaleidoscope
An exhibition of emerging and established painters who graduated from the School of Visual Arts and are working in the Symbolist tradition. These "neo-Symbolists" make mythological and dreamlike pictures that challenge prevailing assumptions about narrative, subjectivity and figurative painting itself. As the exhibition title suggests, subjects may be environmental ("the pond"), societal and cultural ("the mirror"), or a post-apocalyptic, futuristic mash-up ("the kaleidoscope").

The exhibition is curated by Thomas Woodruff, chair of the BFA Illustration and BFA Cartooning departments, and features work by alumni of that program as well as the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department, which is chaired by Marshall Arisman.
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