Please join the “Contested Images” class next Thursday, September 11th at 7:15 pm at 25 West 4th St. room C-5 for the first of three visiting artist talks, featuring Theresa Ganz.
Below is an image of Theresa Ganz’ work and you can see further examples of her textured, complex photographs, hand-cut photo collages, and installations at http://www.theresaganz.com Feel free to contact lori.cole[at]nyu.edu with any questions about the talk.
Theresa Ganz was born in New York City in 1980. She earned her BA from Vassar College in Film and her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in Photography. She works in photo-based collage and installation. Her work has shown nationally and internationally at, among others, The Datz Museum of Art in Korea, the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, The Bell Gallery at Brown University and The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin and at various commercial spaces in New York and San Francisco.Her work has also been featured in print publications including Mousse Magazine, Outpost Journal and Magazine Gitz. She is a founding member and director at Regina Rex in Brooklyn. She currently resides in Providence, RI where she is faculty at Brown University.
Draper adjunct Peter Lucas, who teaches “International Studies in Human Rights,” will be showing his most recent photographic project, “The City in Winter” at the New School’s Skybridge Art & Sound Space. The opening reception is this Wednesday, February 15.
The Skybridge Art & Sound Space
Eugene Lang College / The New School
65 West 11th Street / 66 West 12th Street
Third Floor Passageway
THE CITY IN WINTER
Photographs by Peter Lucas / Graphic design by Garry Waller
February 15 – March 21, 2011
Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 15th, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The Skybridge Art & Sound Space is proud to present The City in Winter, a recent photographic project by Peter Lucas.
In 1990, the late Belgian poet Francois Jacqmin published a book of poems entitled Le Livre de la Neige (The Book of the Snow). Each poem is ten lines; a classical format the French call dizain, a mode of writing that opens a space for expression but withdrawals from any overt meaning or resolution. With each poetic image, Jacqmin evokes a subtle philosophic query, a deft meditation on the ephemeral nature of existence, and a hushed description of the elemental condition of wintertime.
Using Jacqmin’s poems as inspiration, Lucas began to photograph New York during the winter to find visual equivalents. Since the poems are essentially quiet and placeless, he intuitively chose moments when nothing seems to happen and no location in particular can be marked. Shooting with negative space to accommodate the overwriting of poems, each image has been thoughtfully designed by graphic artist Garry Waller. The resulting photo/poems explore the possibility of opening each image to a deeper dimension, a fragment of a story, a whisper of something else, beyond the visual silence of the city in winter.
Contemporary Photography in the Middle East
February 8, 2012
Exhibition Opening | 5:30-6:30 PM
Artist Talk | 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: 19 Washington Square North
Yasser Alwan Cairo-based Photographer
Shamoon Zamir Associate Professor of Literature and Visual Arts, NYUAD
In conversation with Shamoon Zamir, Yasser Alwan discusses his first retrospective exhibition of photographs hosted by NYU Abu Dhabi, which features images from Egypt as well as his 25 years of travel throughout the Middle East and North Africa. The photographs focus on the common and the quotidian; ordinary people going about their daily lives in a world that has been steadily decaying around them until they discover their collective strength lies in their individual weakness.
Part of the series on The New Middle East
Posted in Events
We’ll post you in your festive finest here and on Draper’s Facebook page.
Krull the Warrior King (Kristyn Goldberg’s canine companion) in one of his favorite Halloween disguises: the Pumpkin Jester…
Draper is now easier to find on Facebook–check out our page (http://www.facebook.com/#!/DraperMAProgram.NYU) and help us tag recent pictures of our fall 2011 orientation party.