Media are invited to attend the opening reception on Thursday, March 22, from 6-8p.m.
Third of 3 Shows Featuring Thesis Projects from the Class of 2007 Opens March 22
An exhibition featuring approximately 70 photographic works by twelve graduating seniors from the class of 2007 in the Department of Photography and Imaging at the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television will open March 22. It will remain on view at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts through April 14, 2007.
Entitled Senior Thesis Show Three, the show is the last in a series of exhibitions that will be followed with a showcase of the work of the entire graduating class in a BFA exhibition. It is installed in the Gulf + Western Gallery (rear lobby) and the 8th Floor Gallery 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 www.photo.tisch.nyu.edu.
Artists featured are: Maria Cobb, who explores her grandparents’ house as a living entity and the leading character in her family’s life; Faith Lawton Enemark, who transforms still photographs, shown in quick succession, into a metaphor for our lives, transient but to be remembered in passing; Giulia Fleishman, in her living room installation, invites us into an environment that simultaneously conforms to and undermines attitudes toward space and comfort in today’s ever-increasing global community; Elizabeth Fraser explores a long established boxing gym through detail and motion; Lauryn Ishak documents the work of Operation Blessing, a non-profit organization, through their mobile volunteer dental clinics in Laos; Lucy Kacir explores the idea of family and the complacency of small town life; Ali Khawaja’s photographs express his vision of the urban landscape; Liliane Lathan presents a nostalgic photo essay, focusing on the untouched home interiors of two elderly Long Island women; Marisa Muntean translates the life of Man Ray’s model, Kiki de Montparnasse; David Negrón’s photographs take us into the communities that lay deep within the banana and plantain farms in the outskirts of El Progreso, Honduras; Mia O’Malley combines visceral landscapes and cerebral landscapes in her series of photographs, Patria; and Janna Washington hand-stitches pop culture images, exploring the paradox of spending an exorbitant amount of time reproducing something that is essentially throwaway culture.
The Department of Photography & 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.