Sam Sherman (b. 1994 in Boston, MA) is an artist living and working in New York. He examines the history of the mass media’s dissemination of information, especially coverage of international conflict and violence, and its intersection with elements of popular culture and with personal and family histories. He works in a variety of media including painting, printmaking, and video. Sherman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 with a BA in fine arts and chemistry. In addition to his work as an artist, he has also co-authored more than a dozen articles in peer-reviewed chemistry journals.
12 hr. 30 min. 18 sec.
In ‘Today’s News,’ Sherman aggregates the news tickers that ran along the bottom of cable news broadcasts (CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News) on April 9, 2003 when US troops infamously toppled the statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad’s Firdos Square. Each headline enters at the bottom right corner and scrolls continuously on screen for 50 minutes before exiting at the top left. The audio results from the layering of the sound tracks from each of the 540 videos that compose the overall mosaic.
17 min. 23 sec.
Laser toner, paper pulp, acrylic gel medium on polycarbonate
186.69 x 246.38 cm / 73 1/2 x 97 in
The annual Spring 2020 Thesis Exhibition for graduates of the Hunter College MFA Studio Art program represents works by 19 artist graduates of this nationally noted program. Originally planned as a series of physical presentations at Hunter’s 205 Hudson Street campus in Tribeca, but canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MFA Thesis Exhibition’s digital iteration aims to provide a new, expanded platform for young artists entering the field.