SVA presents “17 Degrees,” an exhibition of thesis work by the 2011 graduating class in the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Digital Photography Department, which is chaired by Katrin Eismann. On view through November 12 at the SVA Gallery (209 East 23 Street, 212.592.2145), “17 Degrees” features the work of 17 students from around the globe, some of whom were enrolled in the new online/summer residency program and others who studied in the on-campus program. Both groups of students participated in an intensive summer session on campus to produce the work on view in the exhibition and collaborate on the accompanying catalog and Web site.
Julie Saad‘s Rewilding brings to life a world in which two urban couples find their homes invaded with plants and animals. A Blessing by Josephine Dvorken explores the relationship between a man and his housekeeper after a 45-year-long companionship in intimate portraits that speak to issues of memory, self and devotion. The people in Hua Bai‘s Observable Imagination perform a double role, as both the terminal of observation and the starting point of imagination.
There will be a reception for “17 Degrees” on Wednesday, October 26 from 6 – 8 at the SVA Gallery. To read more about the work of all 17 students involved in the exhibition, visit SVA.edu; to view their work, check out 17DegreesExhibit.com.
Image: Julie Saad, Untitled, from the series Rewilding, photograph.