Media are invited to attend the opening reception on Thursday, February 19 from 6-8p.m.
Second of 4 Shows Featuring Thesis Projects from the Class of 2009 Opens February 19
An exhibition featuring a wide variety of works in photography, digital imaging, and multimedia, including more than 120 photographs, two multimedia works and an installation piece by 10 graduating seniors from the class of 2009 in the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television will open Thursday, February 19. It will remain on view at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts through March 14, 2009.
Entitled, SHOW II, the exhibition is the second in a series of four that will eventually showcase the work of the entire graduating class. 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.
The exhibition features: Melanie Glass’ series Pendleton, Oregon that documents one of the last remaining wild west rodeos in the United States; Rikki Gunton’s photographs and audio interviews that focus on a homeless community in Washington Square Park; Ani Kington’s photographs that portray her experiences in Ecuador; Rachel Klein’s photographs that use light as subject, fixing ephemeral moments from everyday surroundings; Kelly Kollar’s video and stills that depict the individual experiences and shared existence of a Brooklyn-based immigrant and refugee community from war-torn Darfur, Sudan; Collin LaFleche’s collection of images entitled HAUPTSTADT, which were taken during a summer spent in Germany and Eastern Europe, exploring themes of banality, commercialism, sexuality, and the body; Jackie Munro’s photographs of hotel rooms after people check out but before they were cleaned trace the journeys of strangers; Yuta Nakajima’s photographs document ordinary objects that are often overlooked, or forgotten about over time; Damien Saatdjian’s photographs evoke time and memory, and focus on the dilemma of living in paradise; and Zachary Susskind’s images presents glimpses of Los Angeles filled with tension between potential and indulgence, creativity and stagnation, life and wasted life which seems to define the current essence and dynamic of the city.
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.