Media are invited to attend the opening reception on Thursday, Jan. 20, from 6-8 p.m.

First of 4 Shows Featuring Thesis Projects from the Class of 2005 Opens January 20

An exhibition featuring 45 color and 25 black-and-white prints as well as three multimedia installations created by ten graduating seniors from the Class of 2005 in the Department of Photography and Imagining at the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television will open January 20. It will remain on view at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts through February 12, 2005.

Entitled Thesis Exhibition One, the show is the first in a series of four exhibitions that will eventually feature the work of all 31 seniors. It is installed in the Gulf+Western Gallery (main floor) and the Photo Center Gallery (8th floor) at 721 Broadway. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For further information, call 212.998.1930 or visit Photo identification is required for access to the building. Admission is free.

In the gallery on the main floor are: Avi Gerver’s large color digital C-prints illustrating the tranquility of Israel’s southern desert and his smaller prints featuring natural and urban views of other parts of the country; Tracy Boulian’s photos illustrate the beauty of athletics through a series of images from different sporting events; and the beautiful and provocative imagery of Filippo Pietro Maria Chia’s photographs.

The 8th floor gallery comprises: Sena Clara Creston’s light-boxes depicting phantasmagorical scenes of child’s play; Corbin Lee Gurkin’s black-and-white photographs documenting rural Sicilian villages during the weeks leading up to Easter Sunday; Nicholas Calcott’s portraits and landscapes examine the relationship between person and place; Lisa Jo re-photographs watercolors based on photographs of her annual family trips and presents them as large framed objects; Katie Kline’s series, entitled “The Way Things Are,” evokes feelings of displacement through a humorous and fragmented narrative using a snapshot aesthetic; Adam Fettig’s works range from straight photographs to expressionism to conceptualism and are accompanied by scholarly and biographical essays; and Mea Cole Tefka explores the process of art-making in her work to discover how and why art is made and to find the emotional ramifications.

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.

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