The first of 4 Shows Featuring Thesis Projects from the Class of 2013
An exhibition featuring more than 60 works in photography, digital imaging, and multimedia by 14 graduating seniors from the class of 2013 in the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Kanbar Institute of Film & Television will open Thursday, February 7. It will remain on view at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts through March 7, 2013.
Entitled SHOW ONE, the exhibition is the first in a series of four that will eventually showcase the work of the entire graduating class in a BFA exhibition. It is installed in the Gulf + Western Gallery (1st floor 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 more information, visit www.photo.tisch.nyu.edu or call 212.998.1930.
In this exhibition: Samantha Adler photographs at night and explores how our perception transforms in the dark; Alexander Arbuckle explores life in Haiti three years after the January 2010 earthquake; Brittney Bell’s Golden Youth is a series of portraits and landscapes depicting the fun, wild, and beautiful view of Southern California and its youth culture; Naomi Chassé transforms and updates select iconic images from Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Stills series to explore her own understanding of femininity; Ki Chung explores the nature of memories through the context of his own past and recollections, and through the layering of images considers the different aspects--the real, the imaginary, and the time-traveling self; Shalea Harris documents the dialectic and segmented culture of Morocco as seen through its growing hip-hop scene, exemplifying the youth culture’s simultaneous rebuttal and convergence with the country’s age-old traditions; Ruoyi Jiang’s The Burden of Proof is a collection of portraits that tell the all too familiar yet suppressed story of water contamination in the United States and its victims, who have not been helped by the legal system; and Michelle Peralta’s Inter Nos is an exploration of intimacy as seen through a complex long-distance relationship among three close friends, ultimately speaking to the flexible and unconventional nature of realized affection in both a romantic and platonic setting.
Also in the exhibition: Jackie Russo’s Where Do I Stand in This Light? is a study on the environment of Los Angeles and surrounding areas as seen from a distant and elevated vantage point, emphasizing Southern California’s unique ability to melt into the sky beneath layers of its famous dreamlike haze; William Savinar’s Cold, Alone, and Terrible is a mixed-media piece of imagery, music, and dialogue set inside the cranium of Willy Perified, a man driven insane by himself and by the godless, thoughtless world around him; Laura Stephenson’s photographs of her family’s land in upstate New York alternate in focus between the people and the property, exploring how the shared land holds and divides them; Rosemary Vega’s work portrays her exploration and reconciliation of what and where “home” is for her; Daniel Wang’s The Couch is a low-budget, improvisational video series in the tradition of underground filmmaking, consisting of multiple quick scenes and situations and resulting in a larger, non-linear narrative; and Emily Wheeler’s series of photographs document ad-hoc music venues in order to explore ever-shifting spaces and constructed environments.
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.