Mar 4, 2005
Mar 4, 2005
Media invited to attend the opening reception Thursday, Mar. 24, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Exhibition of Works by 10 Graduating Seniors: March 24-April 16, 2005
The Department of Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts has announced it will present Thesis Exhibition Three, the third in a series of four exhibitions by the graduating class of 2005. The exhibition comprises approximately 350 color and 20 black-and-white prints, 20 artist books, six layered photo panels, two multimedia installations, and one illustrated comic book by ten young artists whose works represent a range of ideas and mediums. Thesis Exhibition Three will be on view in the Gulf+Western Gallery and Eighth Floor Gallery, located 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 but photo identification is required to enter the building. For further information, call the Department of Photography and Imaging at 212.998.1930 or visit our website at http://www.photo.tisch.nyu.edu. Artists whose works are presented in the Gulf+Western Gallery are: Shana Leigh Rosenwald with her six-paneled, three-dimensional, photo-based display that places significant, yet unrelated people on one city block in New York City; Jennie Ross who has written and illustrated a children’s book related to literal definition of the Spanish word for mask (mascara) which means “more face”; Alicia Kuri Alamillo, whose self-portraits expose how costume, performance, and mask can reveal - rather than conceal - the contingent, relational, and ever-changing nature of the Self; Jono Brody-Felber and his large-scale grid of over 300 photographs that explores the existence of order in the chaos of trash; and Ramon Estevanell, whose series of self-portraits visually document the artist’s search for identity. The exhibition continues in the Eighth Floor Gallery with the works of the following artists: Robert J. Saferstein, whose multimedia installation Residue: Through the lens of the past, recreates the artist’s history in the form of an immersive narrative-focusing on family, growth, and the progression of his father’s Multiple Sclerosis; Jeanne Parkhurst’s series Correspondences studies the eternal presence of clouds, which she observes through a minimalist, Polaroid aesthetic; Adrienne Garbini displays books; Maya Elise Joseph-Goteiner took collaborative portraits of people living with AIDS or HIV through Housing Works, exploring politicization, struggles with bureaucracy, and community in Portraits at Housing Works; and Robert Sergel exhibits his latest comic endeavor, Delaware Ghost, the story of a Civil War soldier who inexplicably finds himself haunting Delaware.
The Department of Photography and Imaging at 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 both 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.