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   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. 

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