Exhibition Dates: April 24 – May 19, 2012
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 2012 will open April 24 and remain on view through May 19, 2012. Entitled Photography & Imaging BFA Exhibition, it will comprise approximately 200 works by 39 students representing the visual and conceptual diversity of the class of 2012.
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. Photo identification is required for access to the building. For further information, call 212.998.1930.
In this exhibition: David Allen reshapes the family portrait through a collision of painting and photography and Stephanie Berland captures members of an elite group of Americans, men who risked their lives for their country. Laura Bluher’s installation consists of portraits of young women and the objects they have collected while Anamaria Crespo explores the portrait as a fragment. Mark Dalessandro explores modern life via youth growing up just outside of New York City while Casey Drake’s American landscapes investigate the phenomenon of the suburban and the delicate balance between the domestic and the wild. Alexander Govenar’s street portraits examine the dual performance between subject and photographer and Logan Howard delves into the intersection of her mother’s past and the artist’s own present experiences. Kyehyung Jennette Lim portrays the life of a hardworking Korean immigrant spending time at home with his family and Sophie Samul’s photographs signal a loss of her own feelings of self-criticism but hint at idealization. Evan Simon creates visual postcards from an urban environment, sending greetings from Dead Horse Bay and Kathryn Whitney documents the Park School of Baltimore’s ‘Arctic Club’ trip to Churchill, Manitoba. Noor Youness is represented by a series of color photographs taken over the past four years.
Also Andrea Bejarano presents a fragmented yet intimate vision of home and belonging; Clara Braddick reflects on the concepts of memory, observance, and interaction; William Carrà gives viewers a glimpse into his mind; Isabel Castro presents a series of photographs about transgendered immigrants seeking political asylum; Dana Fields explores the possibilities of portraiture; Joshua Haunschild captures the Red Desert through large-format panoramas; Ariel LeBeau documents the independent punk and hardcore music scene in Brooklyn; Isaac Lee presents a series of self-portraits that explore the complexities of Asian-American identity; Kathryn 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; Kristina Walters follows the lives of two urban dogs, Charlie and Cooper; and Katie Weinholt explores what males and females have to say about losing their virginity.
Finally, Patrick Barragan displays designs from his upcoming magazine The Road Less Traveled; Cameron Cuming reveals pure color darkroom work; Vladimir Gintoff interprets the layers formed by urban architecture in Lower Manhattan; Hannah Holzwarth takes photos and makes “zines”; Arieru Iwahori showcases 3-D imaging software; Melodie Jeng explores the mediums of blogging, magazines, and photography through a presentation of New York street fashion portraits; Rin Johnson presents a slide-based installation on light in the fake-life; Whitney Johnston screens her video one night a week for your viewing pleasure; Jen Kinney shares a journey and conjures stories through her photographic deck of Tarot cards; Kristina E. Knipe shows a series of color photographs and books of images taken in Finland; Alison Lentz photographs a feeling using light and interior space in her home; Shiori Ohira photographed her evanescent summer with two boys in Japan; Emma Strugatz explores the intricacies, anxieties, innocence, and loss of innocence within her little sister’s circle of Brooklyn teenagers; and Shoshana Zambryski-Stachel unveils an “eggstraordinary” “eggsxhibition” of her ovum-based opus.
In conjunction with the final group show, a companion exhibition of selected works by the class of 2012 is also featured at the Calumet Gallery, 22 West 22nd Street in New York. Entitled Selections from The Photography & Imaging BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition MMVIII, it will be on view through April 26. 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.