Vitamin C: NYC Crit Club

Opening Reception | Wednesday, November 29, 6-8pm

Vitamin C is a group exhibition curated from work by members of the NYC Crit Club at Abrons Arts Center. The C stands both for crit and for community.

“A community of people, that’s really what art school is…” – Ross Bleckner

NYC Crit Club is an MFA-style critique class, consisting of weekly rotating studio visits hosted by members of the group. Though many participants sport BFAs and/or MFAs, the criteria for inclusion is a serious and respectful attitude towards art-making and constructive criticism. Rotating locations every week, the structure of the class is based on providing each host’s work an in-depth critique, followed by shorter sessions for other presenting artists, who share on a bi-weekly basis. The work included in this exhibition represents one piece from each artist, showing the development of their respective focus. The participating artists live and work in New York City, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Long Island, Philadelphia, and beyond. The fall session of the class was coordinated with help from Abrons Art Center on the Lower East Side of New York City.

NYC Crit Club Artists

Colleen Blackard, Kara Lynn Cox, Maeve D’Arcy, Stephanie Kim, Amanda Konishi, Cassandra Levine, Loretta Lomanto, Julie S. Paveglio, Sarah Frazier, Susan M B Chen (Summer session member), Aparna Sarkar, Suzanne Stroebe, Georgia Hourdas, Daniel Morowitz, Stephen Saliba, Mary Younkin, Diane Zhou, Mark Zubrovich, and Robert Zurer.

The fall 2017 iteration of NYC Crit Club has been organized and taught by Catherine Haggarty and Hilary Doyle. Both Haggarty and Doyle are working artists and curators based in New York.

How to Apply 

For the past fall semester, Crit Club participants were accepted into the class through an application process of emailing work, CV and artist statements. If you are interested in applying to future sessions, please email Applications for the Spring Semester will open in December 2017.

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Image Credit: Robert Zurer, Traveling Through the Delectable Mountains During Mating Season, oil on wood, 10”X8”, 2017