The Department of Photography & Imaging in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts has announced its year-end show of works by the graduating class of 2011 will open April 27 and remain on view through May 17, 2011. Entitled Photography & Imaging BFA Exhibition, it will comprise approximately 200 works by 38 students representing the visual and conceptual diversity of the class of 2011.
Photography & Imaging BFA Exhibition will be on view in the Gulf+Western and 8th Floor Galleries at 721 Broadway. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. A Senior Awards ceremony will be held on March 17 at noon in the Dean’s Conference Room (12th Floor) at 721 Broadway. Photo identification is required for access to the building. For further information, call 212.998.1930.
In this exhibition: Sasha Arutyunova explores her relationship to intimate spaces and remote moments as a foreign observer; Beryl Bevilacque uses large-scale iPhone photographs to examine image and objecthood; Anita Boyke presents images depicting memories burdened by adult associations; Daisy Briceño captures the delicate essence of daydreams; Maryann Buchanan complicates the relationship between photography and constructed reality; Rachel Ceretto documents the media at the G20 riots; Alinane Chikaonda documents her relationship between the culture of urban city life and traditional village life in Malawi, which she explores through friends, family, and spaces; Jenna Chin explores the daily life of one family as they raise their Autistic twin boys; Charley Damski explores the visual survey of rock n' roll concerts as experienced on the Internet; Lianna Del Pizzo explores the topic of self-awareness through photographing children; Michael George documents the humor, exhaustion, and fleeting contentment he discovered during a journey coast-to-coast on the seat of a bicycle; and Janice Gilman wants to provoke the viewer in her exploration of the interplay between aspects of contemporary functionality and the retrospective implications of B&W images created with a plastic lens.
Also, Sage Grazer explores the anxiety of forgetting through photographs that serve as the physical evidence of thought; Kathryn Greenbaum captures the poetics of skateboarding, seen by an insider; Sam Heesen presents work that declares “the world is up to you”; Margaret Herre explores thoughts on comfort through photographing familiar and foreign suburban landscapes; David Macedo explores his deep love and fascination of the female form in a series of portraits; Cristina Mañas explores the relationship between belongings and identity in a series of environmental portraits; Ryan Mellinger photographs found situations and objects that challenge conventional perceptions of calculated boundary and space; Denis Nazarov presents a series of portraits, landscapes, and still lifes; Kyle Newberry uses the camera to capture the unexpected moments and reactions of subjects and to render them as icons of exploitation; Lupe Salinas illustrates the rhythms of life and emotion in her Tio's home in Caldwell, Idaho; Samantha Schwendeman photographs objects and scenes which reference the life-affirming effect caused by witnessing the interplay of life and death in back-road Texas.
Finally, Amalia Soto showcases that inevitable “tween” time in everyone’s life by focusing on three suburban girls at the beginning of the new millennium who are just trying to “deal”; Thomas Stigler demonstrates the imperfect order of time and movement through panoramic landscapes; Mia Torres deconstructs the act of viewing and reacting to current US/Middle Eastern politics; Regis Trigano combines photography and installation to investigate gender, identity, and the many ways in which narratives can be drawn with photographs; Michelle Watt presents dramatic visual narratives through elaborately constructed tableaux; Jonathan Weiner presents a book about his great grandfather, his home country of Belarus, and New York; Alison Wynn uses self-portraiture to explore how context affects our perceptions of others; and Shalla Yudelevich explores the collection of moments of growth and change in a girl's life through important haircuts. Also included in the exhibition are Peter Curtis, Antonio Delgado, Olivia Jade Horner, Emily Junker, Cameron Justice, Callie Klebanoff, and Angelica Marshall.
In conjunction with the final group show, a companion exhibition of selected works by the class of 2011 will also be featured at the Calumet Gallery, 22 West 22nd Street in New York. Entitled Selections from Photography & Imaging BFA Exhibition, it will be on view April 1-22. The exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. For more details, visit photo.tisch.nyu.edu or calumetphoto.com.
The Department of Photography & 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.