The works in this exhibition represent the collective conversation being undertaken by this current generation of emerging artists. These artists are unapologetic in their pursuit to locate themselves and activate their ideas in this rapidly evolving world. They seek to impact the present and shape the future. They chose to confront the larger questions that often do not reflect light, to grapple with the possibilities and conundrums. The work is full with quirks and contradictions, tragedy and humor, echoes of the past and contemplations on the future, personal introspection and calls for revolution. Most importantly this exhibition contains glimpses of a future.
Featuring: Lara Atallah, Mohammad Sajjad Bashardanesh, Marco Bell, Berk Cakmakci, Craig Callison, Xiao Chen, Daniel Cherrin, Magali Duzant, Anthony Flanagan, Michelle Gevint, Jordan Hood, Qiren Hu, Dongli Huang, Henry Huang, Woo-Ram Jung, Kelsey Karstrand, Stephanie Kaznocha, Dongmin Lee, Rosana Liang, Ashley Middleton, Melissa Preston, Gabriel Sanchez, Matthew Scerbak, Emily Shevenock, Jonathan Smyth, Kristin Sigurdardottir, Jeremy White, Michael Winfrey.
A pioneer in art and design education for more than a century, Parsons School of Design is one of the most prestigious and comprehensive colleges of art and design in the world. Critical thinking, collaboration, and reflective practice are at the heart of a Parsons education. Located in the heart of New York City, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of design disciplines. The goal of the MFA program is to prepare graduates to define the creative role of photography within contemporary culture as practicing artists and scholars. The program challenges participants to move beyond current paradigms in order to anticipate and set trends, rather than follow them. A rigorous critique process and regular meetings with faculty, professional artists, and visiting critics help students develop individual points of view and to situate themselves and their work within larger historical, theoretical, and contemporary visual contexts.