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Show One 2016 NYU Thesis Show at Gulf + Western

Show One 2016 NYU Thesis Show at Gulf + Western

Image above: ©Rachel Cabitt, 2015,

Deconstruction

from her project,

Daisy

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Entitled SHOW ONE, the exhibition is the first show in a series of two shows that presents the work of half of the graduating class in a BFA exhibition. It is installed in the Gulf + Western Gallery (1st floor rear lobby) and the 8th Floor Gallery at 721 Broadway (at Waverly Place).

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Image above: ©Sang Ha Park, Opening Night

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 more information, visit www.photo.tisch.nyu.edu or call 212.998.1930. Zachary Blomquist: Zachary Blomquist's lenticular photographs explore the life of his unknown biological father and the city of Godly, TX though performing the character of his born last name, Zachary Zevely.

Phoebe Boosalis: Phoebe Boosalis looks at how one butcher shop practices sustainable butchery using the entire animal.

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Image above: ©Sang Ha Park, Opening Night

Rachel Cabitt: Through the use of prosthetics and archival research of her grandmother’s old photos, Rachel Cabitt is presenting a deconstruction of the ideal woman through familial genetics.

Kristian Heijkoop: This 3 channel video explores the pain and pleasure of being labeled gay. Performing as both a perpetrator and reactor, I complete physical tasks that move through the duality of being freed from normality and at the same time trapped within a new label. These tasks are used as the content for both a cathartic experience and self-biographical journey. Can we ever escape or be comfortable with our labels?

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Image above: ©Sang Ha Park, Opening Night

Peter Hopkins: Peter Hopkins uses a small, handheld camera to record the diverse energy of New York City. This series focuses specifically on youth and their guardians.

Seungmin Kim: Seungmin Kim is looking at the definition of one's identity in relation to space in her project 'Layers'. Through layering images of her online interactions and scenes from her daily life, she is exploring the range of space where it fits the term 'home.' Spending one third of her life outside of her country of nationality, she questions how one finds a home and questions the limit of the home.

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©Seungmin Kim, 2015, Times Square from her project, Layers

Talia Kirsh: Mysteries of the divine traverse the human experience across space and time, where the flux of existence remains beyond the confines of our own perception. Through this series of unstaged photographs and found sound, this piece explores concepts phenomenology in relation to art and religion and moves through the contexts in which they are embedded. This work aims to bring ones awareness to some of the unfolding realities which disturb and intensify the transcendental face of art.

Chris Klemens: Chris Klemens’s work in Freedom incorporates illustration, graphic design, and photography to find pure artistic freedom in the process of making aesthetically driven images.

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Karis Lucas: Home Again begins in Greenwich, CT, a place I lived in for five years. Though portraits and documentation of three women that once called Greenwich their home,Home Again sheds light on their humanity and appeal to the viewer as it gives them a glimpse of another culture, lifestyle and state of mind. Home Again aims to demonstrate that while some have found home elsewhere, they still cherish the time they once called Greenwich their home.

William Martin: Photographer William Martin followed Awal Mohammed, a young migrant worker who burns electronic waste in Accra, Ghana. In June 2015 the Accra Metropolitan Assembly demolished the homes of over 20,000 people in the slum Agbogbloshie in order to access and dredge a waterway that had caused flooding in Accra. Awal Mohammed consequently lost his home and his job, forcing him to migrate back to his hometown. William Martin’s photos document Mohammed’s struggle to work and protect his family.

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©William Martin, 2015, Awal Mohammed, an electronic waste worker in Accra, Ghana, riots against the government after his home was destroyed by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, June 2015.

Rosalind O’Connor: Rosalind O’Connor’s photo series investigates and documents people who support, fly, and sell the Confederate flag. Traveling around the South and New York state, she photographs and interviews her subjects asking why, 150 years after the Civil War, this flag is still flown “loud and proud”.

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©Rosalind O’Connor, 2015, Masonville, NY from The Confederate Flag Project.

Karina Ordell: I began photographing skateboarders back in the Bay Area, my hometown, in 2010. I've found that skateboarding, aside from its well-known coolness and rebellious nature, is truly poetic. These images explore the ways in which skateboarders' personalities show through their movements and the curves and lines they trace in the urban environments and landscapes that they thrive in. These images are all about the poetics of skateboarding.

Hayley Reina: By playing off Alberto Vargas' Pin-up playing cards, and drawing from print and social media, I have created my own deck of cards featuring Diamonds for the Kardashian/Jenner family, Hearts for celebrity couples, Clubs for celebrities who thrive on being eccentric, and Spades, as the card of death.

Maria Strycharz: Maria Strycharz’s photographs explore relationships between different people or places, focusing on how they may stand together while also alone.

Katia Temkin: This series is an exploration of the digitally generated– the raw layers that lay on top of an image when it is being processed. This is a series that is stripped from its physical reality and reveals the meaning of retouching.

Bria Webb: Harlem Still is a poetic exploration of Harlem, what it was and what it is. It is a personal journey that begins to understand Harlem and black culture today. It begins to call up the tensions in black culture. It is not an answer, or an obvious statement, but it invites you to join in on the exploration and journey.

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©Bria Webb, from Harlem Still.

Mariana Zenteno: Through a series of videos depicting people’s interaction with their phones, both in a physical and virtual space, Mariana Zentenoexplores the human relationship to technology.

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.

Show One 2016 will be on view at Gulf + Western Gallery and 8th floor galleries until March 12, 2016 at 721 Broadway, New York, NY
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