Media are invited to attend the opening reception on Thursday February 16, from 6-8 p.m.

Exhibition dates: February 16 to March 11, 2005

An exhibition featuring approximately 80 works-comprising C-prints, black-and-white fiber-based prints, collages, multi-layered paintings, and video-based work-by eleven graduating seniors from the class of 2006 in the Department of Photography and Imaging at the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television will open February 16. It will remain on view at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts through March 11, 2006.

Entitled Artifact Eleven: Senior Thesis Exhibition Two, the show is the second in a series of four exhibitions that will eventually showcase the work of the entire graduating class. It is installed in the Gulf+Western Gallery (main floor) and the Photo Center Gallery (8th floor) 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 further information, call 212.998.1930 or visit

The exhibition features: Nathaniel Ward’s color photographs of the interior architecture of educational institutions; Bridgette Auger’s series of black-and-white, large format portraits; Alissa Ambrose’s documentary photos taken in a former township on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa; Jennifer Lehe’s thirteen black-and-white photographs with textual components exploring memory and longing; Teel Lassiter’s twelve digital videos encased in a 10-foot aluminum frame exploring systems of order; Austin Irving’s series of three large-scale color images of wild beasts in their environments that blur the line between reality and artificiality; Laura Helms’s color photographs exploring how our backgrounds, occupations, and ages affect how we live; Michael Berlin’s “Natural Synthesis” project; Mary Ancel’s ten multi-layered paintings experimenting with the relationship between photography and painting; Marina De Luca Fragoso Senra’s color photographs that recreate her visions of tragic occurrences within the urban landscape; and Ben Bradshaw Harrison’s collages, reassembled from gutted issues of magazines, that are designed to induce constructive revulsion and panic.

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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