Mexico’s Ciudad Juárez, female adolescence, and a look back at USAir flight 427 are among the subjects inspiring the multimedia work in Show Two, an exhibition by 17 graduating seniors from the class of 2015 in the Department of Photography & Imaging.
The show will open Thursday, March 26 2015 and will remain on view at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts through April 28, 2015.
Entitled SHOW TWO, the exhibition is the second in a series of two shows that presents the work of the entire graduating class in a BFA exhibition. It is installed in the Gulf + Western Gallery, located in the 1st floor rear lobby, and the 8th Floor Gallery at 721 Broadway. Students’ names, accompanied by a description of their work, are listed below:
Melanie Landsman: In “She Was But a Child,” Melanie Landsman retraces the history of her grandmother's life as a hidden child fleeing from the Nazis through Belgium and France.
Olivia Manno: In her three-book series, “Talking About the Weather,” Olivia Manno dissects the layered and complex relationship she has with California and her family members who live there.
Rachel Liu: Bubblegum Trouble captures the hard to describe in-betweens of girls blossoming into womanhood.
Mallory Corr: Mallory Corr’s project is an installation in the form of a personal shrine to music, memorabilia, and messy youthful innocence.
Gregory Locsin: Gregory Locsin’s “Fragment” is a self-portrait existing in the form of an interactive website that explores the "fragments" that make up who he is as well as his memories and experiences.
Rodrigo Cañedo-Gattegno: Rodrigo Cañedo-Gattegno’s project aims at reverting the order in which Ciudad Juarez, Mexico has been characterized while giving a truthful and personal portrait of the city—it uses the Mexican-American border as analogous to the city’s underlying socio-cultural divide.
Mariel Mok: Mariel Victoria Mok’s Dronescapes uses satellite imagery, braille, and original photographs to probe into the dehumanizing distances created by drone attacks and intelligence gathering.
Bobbie Richardson: Bobbie Richardson's book and photographs detail the long-standing traditions of her family and places herself within the framework of their rituals.
Hannah Snyder: Hannah Snyder's paper dolls re-contextualize and reclaim pornography, giving viewers the opportunity to make child’s play out of adult play.
Saskia Kivilo: Saskia Kivilo’s “im-pe-tus” explores the very word itself, meaning the property possessed by a moving body in virtue of its mass and its motion.
Emily Doerner: Emily Doerner’s project takes a psychoanalytical approach to self-portraiture using a GoPro camera.
Mark Davis: Mark Davis’ “427” is a meditation on the death of the artist’s father in the crash of USAir Flight 427 and the artist’s first time visiting the crash site as an adult. The work blends past and present narratives through found documents, video stills, and made photographs. It is a study of loss, memory, and ritual.
Andrew Nunes: Andrew Nunes' sculptures engage with the ambiguous visual detritus that exists between public and private life on the Internet.
Jonah Rosenberg: Jonah Rosenberg's Camille is a dystopian constellation, a network of clues pointing toward possible futures.
Cameron Mattis: In his thesis, “Notes From a Long Journey,” Cameron Mattis explores the tense, uneasy, and sometimes humorous relationship between human beings and the natural environment. In photographing these spaces of interaction, he finds moments of strangeness, of transience, and occasionally of bizarre and wonderful beauty.
Jieling He: In her project, “Glimpse Into the Comfort Land,” Jieling He reveals the micro-world of her childhood fantasies to the audience.
Layla Kovacevic: Kovacevic’s work explores the idea that “we are all the gods and goddesses of our own personal universes,” re-creating deities from her childhood with her own interpreted symbols.
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. 721 Broadway is located between Waverly and Washington places. For more information, visit www.photo.tisch.nyu.edu or call 212.998.1930.