Thesis Show and Students Nick Alciati and Patrick McNabb mentioned in the Observer

8 Things to Do in New York’s Art World by June 25

By Ryan Steadman 

Opening: “MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Thesis Exhibition” at SVA Chelsea Gallery

Fresh meat! God, I want to hug these poor kids and say “don’t do it,” but they won’t listen. A new group of young artists are being birthed into the art world, and these thesis projects will give their life rafts a little push into the vast ocean of apathy that lies ahead of them. But it looks like we’ve got good stuff here: A recreation of a teenage bedroom from Nick Alciati and images of old men who used to frequent gay cruising spots back in New York City’s pre-AIDS era by Patrick McNabb, just to name two. There’s also a screening of video thesis projects that will take place on Sunday at the SVA Theatre. See the website for details.SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

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 Nick Alciati

 Nick Alciati