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PARTS AND LABOR: Works from the MFA Photography and Related Media Program

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In conjunction with Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Parsons The New School for Design presents:
Works from the MFA Photography and Related Media Program

Atrium Gallery
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
2001 N 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA
(enter on Norris between 12th and 13th Sts.)

Exhibition Dates: February 10-18, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, February 10, 2012, 6:00-8:00pm

Though art is always, in the end, integrated into the larger cultural machine, it is difficult to separate a work from its basic procedural origins without the piece losing some of its original character. How and by whom was it made? For what purpose? Intuitive, distinctive, and purposeful acts constitute the artistic discipline, and whether the work reflects a painstakingly articulated surface or a detachment from physicality, there is no escaping their concrete realities. Even thoroughly conceptual projects go through periods of late-night sketching, have movable pieces, both real and theoretical, and can trade on references to the process through which they were conceived. Nowhere is process more readily apparent and highly deconstructed than in an atmosphere where the creative voice is first coaxed into maturity. At least in recent decades, this trial-by-fire plays out for many artists in the MFA program. In Parts and Labor, the MFA candidates in Photography and Related Media from Parsons The New School for Design embrace the opportunity to forge a dialogue between their own multidisciplinary creative impulses and the Tyler School of Art and Philadelphia communities.

Featuring works by Adam Abel, Alison Chen, Angela Maria Pulido, Charlie Rubin, Chelsey Morell, Christina Labey, Colleen Fitzgerald, Denise Monczewski, Devon Dill, Dominica Paige, Dylan Entelis, Eugen Litwinow, Haley Bueschlen, Jeanette Spicer, John Deamond, Jose Soto, Joy McKinney, Kate Stone, Kreerath Sunittramat, Leif Huron, Light Park, Lisa Haefner, Madelaine Edmonds, Maria Sprowls, Nathan Bett, Noelle Theard, Phoenix Lindsay-Hall, Regis Trigano, Sara Maria Salamone, Sharon Ma, Sylvia Hardy, Terrance James, Tony Flanagan, Yichen Zhou.

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