Thursday, June 11, 2009

G.W.A.G.H.M.A.C.J.E.A.K.F.S.F.I.L.C.J.B.D.Z. @ Dan Cooney Fine Art Gallery

G.W.A.G.H.M.A.C.J.E.A.K.F.S.F.I.L.C.J.B.D.Z. is an exhibition highlighting the work of ten promising young photographers who received their B.F.A.s from Parsons The New School For Design in New York City in 2009.

This a pretty good show. They are all students of great photographer and Parson's New School for Design Professor, Carrie Levy.The ones shown below are my favorites:

Untitled #2 (underneath)
18 x 27 Digital C-Print
Edition of 4

11x14 C-Print
Edition of 7

Nobody at Home #2
24 x 30 inches Digital C-print
Edition of 5

11 x 14 Gelatin Silver Print
Edition of 6

Digital C-Print and 3 layers of plexiglass
Edition of 2
33 x 21.7 inches

While the work in this group show by Grant Willing, Anna Gonzalez-Huix Miro, Alana Celii, Jemma Evans, Alia Kahan, Fiona Struengmann, Fernando Ibarra, Lorena Costa, Jonathan Baskin, and Daniel Zuchnik may differ from one another strikingly in terms of its subject matter, meaning, genre, and influences, the exhibition ultimately serves as telling glimpse into the preoccupations and perspectives of this next generation of emerging photographers. In this spirit of collective individuality the exhibition’s title, G.W.A.G.H.M.A.C.J.E.A.K.F.S.F.I.L.C.J.B.D.Z., is an acronym formed from the initials of each photographer’s name.

Works in the exhibition include:

GRANT WILLING’s Svart Metall, an investigation into the themes and ideals of the Black Metal music genre—a violent, often cacophonous style of music that explores ancient pagan and satanic views.

Nobody at Home by ANNA GONZALEZ-HUIX MIRO, portraying the artist’s body swallowed up by the landscape around her as a gesture of transcendence and contemplation.

ALANA CELIIs visual exploration of nostalgia, adolescent discovery, beauty, and the uncomfortably strange, using anecdotes from her own past.

Fashion work by JEMMA EVANS that emphasizes a cinematic and narrative feel.

ALIA KAHANs exploration of the self and the human condition through both metaphysical and psychoanalytic terms.

A combination of illustration and photography by FIONA STRUENGMANN that slips in and out of view—functioning as a type of meditational drawing.

FERNANDO IBARRA’s images that transport the viewer, subject, and photographer away from ordinary life and into the realm of fantasy and fetishism.

LORENA COSTA’s portraits of young gay men—a visual study about gender and the female gaze.

Exploration of the power dynamics between photographer and model by JONATHAN BASKIN.

DANIEL ZUCHNIKs genre-bending melding of documentary work and fashion photography.

Laurel Ptak serves as the curatorial advisor for G.W.A.G.H.M.A.C.J.E.A.K.F.S.F.I.L.C.J.B.D.Z. She is an independent curator based in New York City and founder of the blog

Daniel Cooney Fine Art hosts the exhibition. DCFA is a gallery located in Chelsea committed to showing the best in emerging art and under-recognized work by established artists.

The exhibition is on view from June 11–20, 2009 with an opening reception on Thursday, June 11 from 6–9pm. Daniel Cooney Fine Art is located at 511 West 25th Street, Suite 506 in New York City open Tuesday–Saturday from 11am–6pm.

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Dan Cooney said...

Hey Ruben,

Thanks so much! Hopefully lots of people will come see it!!


Fernando Ibarra said...

Hola Ruben,

Me alegra que te guste mi trabajo. Thank you for coming to the gallery. Me dio gusto conoserte.

ruben said...

Cool photos Fernando!
Nice meeting you also.