Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 6-8 p.m.
The work of 21 graduating seniors from the Department of Photography & Imaging in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts will be featured in an exhibition of BFA thesis work and other current projects at the Calumet Gallery in New York City. The exhibition will open with a public reception on April 5 and will remain on view through April 26, 2012.
Calumet Gallery is located at 22 West 22nd Street in Manhattan. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5pm Saturdays. The exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. Photo identification is required for access to the building. For further information, visit photo.tisch.nyu.edu or calumetphoto.com.
The exhibition, comprising works selected from the students’ thesis projects and other current work, represents the visual and conceptual diversity of the department’s class of 2012: David Marc Allen is reshaping the family portrait through the collision of painting and photography; Andrea Bejarano presents a fragmented yet intimate vision of home and belonging; Laura Bluher documents farming and family rituals on a tobacco farm in Pinar del Río, Cuba; Clara Braddick reflects on the concepts of memory, observance, and interaction; William Carrà’s project And Everybody's Talkin', But Nobody Really Know is a visual puzzle; Mark Dalessandro explores freedom, desire, and power struggles in 21st century America; Arielle Delfino’s Ice Cream Sundays is a documentary collage of party ghosts; Robert Casey Drake investigates the phenomenon of the suburban and the delicate balance between the domestic and the wild; Dana Fields explores the possibilities of portraiture; Vladimir Gintoff interprets the layers formed by urban architecture in Lower Manhattan Pigment Prints; Joshua Haunschild captures the Red Desert in southwest Wyoming through large-format panoramas; Logan Elizabeth Howard explores fragility and quiet; Melodie Jeng documents fashion in everyday life and New York Fashion Week; Jennifer Kinney exhibits photographs and ethereal newsprint books from her time hitchhiking up and down Alaska's Seward Highway; Kristina E. Knipe is showing a series of color photographs; Isaac Lee presents a series of self-portraits that explore Asian-American identity; Alison Lentz photographs longtime shopkeepers in the Greenwich Village; Kate McLane examines the revelations which time can uncover through long exposure portraits of her family members; Elizabeth Shrier explores the changing definition of a landscape; Evan Simon and Madeline Cottingham exhibit work from the remote Southern Pare Mountains of Tanzania; and Shoshana Zambryski-Stachel will show a series of bell jars containing analog photographs printed within eggshells
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.