On February 4, the Thomas Werner Gallery in New York will be debuting the work of Parsons BFA Photography students in the exhibition Constructed Identities, created with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Curated by Parsons BFA Photographer director and gallery owner, Thomas Werner, Constructed Identities, which has already been exhibited in Santa Fe, gave students the opportunity to walk in O’Keeffe’s footsteps, replicating the way she traveled between New York and Santa Fe. The students found inspiration in the landscapes and learned about O'Keeffe's creative process.
While working in Santa Fe, students met with Barbara Buhler Lynes, co-curator of Georgia O'Keeffe: Abstraction at the Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as with educators, curators, staff, and archivists from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Trips to Abiquiu, Ghost Ranch, the Aspen Groves, Red Rock, and White Place, New Mexico, gave insight into O’Keeffe’s creative process and her interpretation of color, frame, and space.
The exhibition will be on view at the Thomas Werner Gallery, 526 West 26th Street, #712, from February 4 6, with an opening reception, Thursday, February 4, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The gallery will be open Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. For more information visit the gallery website.