#IRL: In Real Life
Parsons MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition

On view August 15 through September 10, 2014
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries
Parsons The New School for Design
Opening Reception: August 20, 7 to 9 PM


From Sympathetic Magic (2014) by Magali Duzant

NEW YORK, July 29, 2014—Parsons The New School for Design presenst #IRL: IN REAL LIFE, an exhibition of thesis work from its MFA Photography program in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center. Works include photographs, computer-generated imaging, 3D imaging and printing, video, and installation pieces.

The exhibition features thesis work by Laura Atallah, Berk Cakmakci, Craig Callison, Xiao Chen, Daniel Cherrin,Magali Duzant, Michelle Gevint, Jordan Hood, Woo-Ram Jung, Gabriel H. Sanchez, Kristin Sigurdardottir, Jonathan Smyth, Daniel Williams and Michael Winfrey.

Under the direction of James Ramer, the studio-based Parsons MFA Photography program brings visionary students together with some of the artworld's most influential photographers. Students are encouraged to develop their individual vision in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment and to explore related technologies, focusing on the relationship between concept and production.

For more information about the thesis exhibition, please visit http://amt.parsons.edu/thesis/Mfaphoto2014.

Parsons The New School for Design is one of the leading institutions for art and design education in the world. Based in New York but active around the world, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of art and design disciplines. Critical thinking and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century. For more information, please visit www.newschool.edu/parsons.

The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center is an award-winning campus center for Parsons The New School for Design that combines learning and public spaces with exhibition galleries to provide an important new downtown destination for art and design programming. The mission of the Center is to generate an active dialogue on the role of innovative art and design in responding to the contemporary world. Its programming encourages an interdisciplinary examination of possibility and process, linking the university to local and global debates. The center is named in honor of its primary benefactor, New School Trustee and Parsons Board of Governor’s Member Sheila C. Johnson. The design by Rice+Lipka Architects is the recipient of numerous awards, including an Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects. For more information please visit www.newschool.edu/sjdc.

General Information:
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Parsons The New School for Design
66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, NYC
Gallery hours: Open daily 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m. and late Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m.
Closed all major holidays and holiday eves.
Admission: Free
For more information, please contact 212.229.8919
or visit www.newschool.edu/parsons/sjdc.



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Media Contact:

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