Media are invited to attend an opening reception, Friday, December 1, 2006, from 6-8 p.m.

Artist is the Inaugural Winner of Constantiner Fellowship in the Department of Photography and Imaging

The installation Collated and Reticulated by Adrienne Garbini, the inaugural recipient of the Constantiner Fellowship award in 2005 in the Department of Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, will go on view December 1. The fellowship enables one graduating senior to pursue a project based in New York City. The installation comprises book art, sculpture, works on paper, and a film.

The installation will remain on view through January 2, 2007 in the Gulf+Western Gallery (rear of lobby) 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. The exhibition is open to the public, and admission is free. A photo I.D. is required when entering the building. (Please note: The building will be closed from December 23 through January 2, 2007.) For further information, call 212.998.1930, or visit

Leon and Michaela Constantiner, who funded the fellowship in 2004, are photography collectors interested in supporting young artists. Their collection of Marilyn Monroe photographs were recently exhibited at The Brooklyn Museum. The Constantiner Fellowship is granted to one graduating senior from the Department of Photography & Imaging each year.

The centerpiece of the exhibition is a single edition book entitled Collate. It has been constructed using found and repurposed materials, and deals with the artist’s interest in the evidence, expression, and organization of time. There is a reoccurring grid throughout the work that deals with externalizing the underlying basic repeated structure of constructed environments and systems, according to the artist. The installation also includes: a film documenting the process of making Collate; the sculptural piece Book System, a large-scale grid composed of discarded and reconstructed books; and Fake Book, a work comprising 30 wooden books.

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 a 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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