Media are invited to attend the opening reception on Thursday, January 24, from 6-8p.m.
The first of 4 Shows Featuring Thesis Projects from the Class of 2008 Opens January 24
An exhibition featuring approximately 50 works in photography, digital imaging, and multimedia by13 graduating seniors from the class of 2008 in the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Kanbar Institute of Film & Television will open January 24. It will remain on view at New York Universitys Tisch School of the Arts through February 16, 2008.
Entitled, SHOW ONE 2008, the show is the first in a series of four exhibitions that will eventually showcase the work of the entire graduating class in a BFA exhibition. It is installed in the Gulf + Western Gallery (rear lobby) and the 8th Floor Gallery at 721 Broadway (at Waverly Place). Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Photo identification is required for access to the building. For further information, call 212.998.1930 or visit www.photo.tisch.nyu.edu.
The exhibition features William Arnolds mixed media pieces from The Anlix Expedition: Stage One, which focus on the provisions from the onset of the journey and the transformation during the course of the expedition; Artemisa Clarks 3-channel video explores the ability to endure physical stress in order to maintain an ideal; Alexandra Diczoks color photographs explore the alienation, longing, and comfort that grows from the experience of watching others; Megan Fingletons Cambodia: Casualties of War explores the landmine crisis in Cambodias post-Pol Pots regime with the Khmer Rouge; Ashley Fischers photographs of the Applegate Valley in Oregon depict the poetic relationship between man and nature in a small rural community; Catherine Gargans large format photographs of zombies, in the style of B Rated horror movies from the late 80s/early 90s, question the labels of good and evil; Elena Getto presents color photographs of women in dynamically lit environments; Benjamin Jaroschs black-and-white documentary photographs depict the edginess and intimacy of New York Citys BMX subculture; Laura Kaltmans images draw inspiration from readings in Zen philosophy and depict various women within a sparse, surreal world somewhere between the realm of fantasy and reality; Sophie Lvoffs color photographs call attention to airplanes in the landscape and show the beauty regarding these man-made machines; Veronica OHerns gathering of assemblages show that big things dont matter without little things; Veronica Torres large format portraits stem from her fantasies and portray individuals who are about to embark on voyages of self-reflection and awareness, amidst symbolically infused circumstances. And lastly, Abraham Zimroths black-and-white photographs show the more subtle moments of nature, often missed or overlooked by most, and focus on a moment in time and the life of a tree.
The Department of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts is a four-year B.F.A. program centered on the making and understanding of images. Students explore photo-based imagery as personal and cultural expression. Situated within New York University, the program offers students both the intensive focus of an arts curriculum and a serious and broad grounding in the liberal arts.