Tuesday, October 10
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore547 West 27th Street, 4th FloorNew York, NY
This event is free for students with ID and Aperture Members.
Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the Photography Program at Parsons School of Design, of The New School, is pleased to present an artist talk with Daniel Gordon. Gordon is a Brooklyn-based multimedia artist who uses collage, sculpture, and photography to create fantastical portraits, nudes, and still lifes. Critics have drawn parallels between Gordon’s work and the paintings of artists such as Matisse and Cézanne, yet Gordon relies on the camera to ground his art. Photography transforms Gordon’s often fragile and ephemeral tableaux into works with solidity and permanence. Gordon has remarked that in his early work he was preoccupied with creating images that looked real, but he has since become less interested in mimicking reality. As something of a modern-day Dr. Frankenstein, Gordon revels in fragmentation and fracturing, the crumpling of paper and manipulation of colors; he draws attention to the fact that Photoshop is very much a part of his process. However, Gordon will never altogether cede his work to the computer, he explains: “Without seams and faults and limitations my project would be very different. The seamlessness of the ether is boring to me, but the materialization of that ether, I think, can be very interesting.”
Daniel Gordon (b. 1980, Boston; raised in San Francisco) earned a BA from Bard College in 2004, and an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2006. His notable group exhibitions include New Photography 2009 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Greater New York 2010 at MoMA PS1. His work will be included in upcoming exhibitions at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida. He is the author of Still Lifes, Portraits, and Parts (2013), Flowers and Shadows (2011), and Flying Pictures (2009). He is the winner of the 2014 Foam Paul Huf Award, and exhibited his work in a solo exhibition at the Foam museum in 2014. Gordon is represented by James Fuentes in New York City and had his first exhibition with the gallery, titled New Canvas, in February 2017. He is the co-director of Downstairs Projects in Brooklyn, where he lives and works.
On view August 10 – September 6, 2017
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries
Parsons School of Design
Opening Reception: August 24, 6-8PM
Parsons School of Design presents POST-TRUTH, an exhibition of thesis work from its MFA Photography program in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center. Works include photographs, computer-generated imaging, 3D imaging and printing, video, and installation pieces.
The exhibition features thesis work by: Michael DiFeo, Arash Fewzee, Annaleena Keso, Charles Park, Christian Padron, Sebastian Perinotti, Rowena Rubio, Abhishek Sharma, Sarah Wang, Jinming Zhong, and Mengting Zhou.
Under the direction of James Ramer, the studio-based Parsons MFA Photography program brings visionary students together with some of the artworld’s most influential photographers. Students are encouraged to develop their individual vision in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment and to explore related technologies, focusing on the relationship between concept and production.
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Parsons The New School for Design
66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, NYC
Gallery hours: Open Monday – Saturday, 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m. and late Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays in August, and all major holidays and holiday eves (including Labor Day).
For more information, please contact 212.229.8919
or visit www.newschool.edu/parsons/sjdc.
Time | LightBox Memorializes Beloved Parsons Faculty George Pitts, who passed away this past weekend.
Members of the Parsons community contributed their stories and photos of George: including Elizabeth Renstrom (BFA Photo ’13), Eric Madigan Heck (MFA Photo ’09), Alex Thebez (BFA Photo ’11), and BFA Photo Director, Colin Stearns.
Read the full article here.
A memorial service will be held at Parsons in the coming weeks. Once plans are finalized, details will be circulated to the Parsons community.
APERTURE / PARSONS ARTIST TALK:
Tuesday, October 18, 7:00 pm
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore, 547 West 27th Street, 4th FloorNew York, NY
$5 DONATION; This event is free for students with ID and Aperture Members at the $50 level and above.
Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the Department of Photography at Parsons The New School for Design, is pleased to present an artist talk with Tod Seelie. Embracing the subcultures of New York City and Los Angeles, Seelie’s work offers a raw glimpse into the underground ethos and often unknown fragments of these familiar cities. A world traveler, Seelie is attracted to the strangeness of situations, photographing a variety of people and happenings such as illegal, secretive parties in abandoned spaces; brutal DIY punk shows; the final voyage of Swoon’s Swimming Cities; and Bike Kill’s New York chapter. Alan Feuer from the New York Times writes, “Mr. Seelie has brought his camera—and, with it, his audience—into some of the city’s most unusual and arresting (at times, literally) happenings, while remaining true to the disturbing or evanescent nature of those happenings.”
Tod Seelie has photographed in twenty-five countries on five different continents. His work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Stern magazine,TIME magazine, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone,Spin, Juxtapoz, Thrasher, Vice, Der Spiegel, andARTnews, among others. His images also appear in the feature films Perfect Sense (2011) and Empire Me (2011). Seelie has exhibited work in solo and group shows around the world and at MASS MoCA and the Philadelphia Art Alliance. He published his first book, BRIGHT NIGHTS: Photographs of Another New York, in 2013. It was selected as one of the best photography books of the year by the New York Times, TIME magazine, and American Photo.
Image: Tod Seelie, Firework Run, 2012
APERTURE / PARSONS ARTIST TALK AND BOOK SIGNING: YANN GROSS
Tuesday, September 20
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY
This event is free for students with ID and Aperture Members at the $50 level and above.
Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the Department of Photography at Parsons The New School for Design, is pleased to present an artist talk with Yann Gross. Gross’s photographs showcase the mysticism of humanity and the different ways in which we inhabit the world. Featuring subjects that range from young skateboarders in Eastern Africa to an Americanized community living in the valleys of Switzerland, Gross’s photographs delve deep into the notion of escapism and identity while continuously questioning our own misconceptions of culture. Masterfully constructed and controlled, his images offer insight into the lives of under-recognized societies. In his most recent publication, The Jungle Book: Contemporary Stories of the Amazon and Its Fringe (Aperture, 2016), Gross creates a visual experience of the diverse worlds that inhabit contemporary Amazonia. In the introduction, Arnaud Robert describes the disappointment of those who visit the Amazon in the hopes of finding an enchanted land: “Old-world expeditions have been replaced by all-inclusive trips and mosquito screens, the odor of the antipodes without their bitter taste.”
The Jungle Book will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow.
Yann Gross (born in Vevey, Switzerland, 1981) is a photographer, filmmaker, and designer who graduated from École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne in 2007. Gross has received numerous awards for his work, including the PHotoEspaña Discoveries Week Award (2008), Photography Award at the International Festival of Fashion and Photography, Hyères, France (2010), and LUMA Rencontres Dummy Book Award for The Jungle Book(2015). Gross is a member of the international artist collective Piece of Cake and the cofounder of Canal GuaTeKa, an Internet channel created for indigenous youth living in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
Image: Turtle shell cap, 2012; from The Jungle Book(Aperture, 2016) © Yann Gross
For more information, please visit the Aperture Foundation website.
Please join us this Friday, April 22, for a one-night pin-up exhibit hosted by PHOTOFEAST. The event takes place from 7p-9p at 66 5th Ave, 3rd floor.
The bi-annual pin-up exhibit invites photography students from Parsons and across NYC to participate in a one-night event showcasing the work of emerging photographers citywide, and fostering dialog, connection and community.
PHOTOFEAST is a collective of current BFA Photography students founded within the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons School of Design. Their mission is to create a platform for interdisciplinary projects, critiques, screenings, exhibitions, and publications representing new perspectives and emerging insights of young artists working in photography and beyond.
Special thanks to Parsons Student Senate for sponsoring the event!
Sylvia Hardy (MFA Photography ’12), Magali Duzant (MFA Photography ’14) and Shadi Harouni (Faculty in Fine Arts) Exhibiting in Queens International 2016, the Queens Museum’s biannual exhibition of artists living or working in Queens, NY. The show highlights and contextualizes the artistic vibrancy of the borough through cultural productions in all media. The seventh iteration looks to the idea of thresholds and the way spaces for transition, contact, and exchange operate. These notions of borders and acts of border-crossing are also characterized by collaborations with Trans-Pecos, an alternative music venue, and Ayham Ghraowi, designer and creative director for the exhibition’s multi-outlet publishing platform.
The Opening Reception is taking place on April 10, 4PM – 8PM
Queens International 2016 is organized by guest curator Lindsey Berfond and Queens Museum Director of Exhibitions Hitomi Iwasaki.
Jesus Benavente and Felipe Castelblanco
Bang Geul Han and Minna Pöllänen
Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin
Samita Sinha and Brian Chase
Trans-Pecos (with 8 Ball Community, ESP TV, and Chillin Island)
Tamara Maletic began graphic design studio Linked by Air with partner Dan Michaelson in 2005. Linked by Air specializes in the creation of design systems and technological platforms that grow with institutions. Since 2005, they’ve worked with major cultural and educational organizations, charities, artists, architects, and corporations. The studio sometimes describes its expertise as the “production of public space,” whether in the world or online. Its interest is in creating systems that work for all their constituents, and that show their health by evolving successfully over time. Along with co-creating Linked by Air, Tamara teaches Core Typography in the Communication Design department. You can learn more about Linked by Air’s work on their website, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.