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Faculty and alumni featured in Photograph Magazine's 30th Anniversary Issue

This month, photograph magazine features work by thesis student Petros Lales and alum Pacifico Silano, with additional commentary by writers, artists, and MFA Photo/Video faculty Lucas Blalock, Lyle Rexer and Marvin Heiferman.

Writing on Lales's The Time Traveler, photographer Lucas Blalock asserts:

"...computer space has at once given us a model for engaging with the virtualities latent in the material world, and new tools with which to picture them... [The Time Traveler] is funny and wise and weird. The eye contact is astonishing. Sci-Fi is all around us these days but rarely is it so convincing."

Petros Lales,  The Time Traveler , 2017.

Petros Lales, The Time Traveler, 2017.

Pacifico Silano,  Untitled (Mirror) , 2018.

Pacifico Silano, Untitled (Mirror), 2018.

Curator Marvin Heiferman says of Pacifico Silano's featured work Untitled (Mirror)

"The gutter-- in the publishing world and on city streets-- is a place we're often cautioned to avoid... the place where images butt up against each other with only a paper fold, white border, or staple separating one from the next. I haven't stopped thinking about this particular one since I first saw it because, spit right down the middle, it's about here versus there, nature and the nature of looking, and, of course, scenarios designed to excite."

In addition to these works highlighted in "photograph is 30," alumni Dinh Q. Lê and faculty Wardell Milan are featured artists in the January/February issue as well. Milan's first West Coast exhibition at the Fraenkel Gallery is highlighted as is Lê's retrospective at the San Jose Museum of Art in California. To read more from photograph magazine's 30th Anniversary Issue, visit the publication's site.

Wardell Milan,  Michael Ross , 2018.

Wardell Milan, Michael Ross, 2018.

Fall Salon 2017 Recap

Now that the dust has settled we wanted to recap the events of Salon and thank everyone who participated, from the students to the distinguished alumni and faculty who contributed to the Charity Print Sale.

This fall's event was a major success. With an estimated 350+ guests in attendance over the 3 hours that were filled with performances, film screenings, video installations, photographic work, food and lots of conversation on art and life.

So take a look below and get a glimpse at what's transpired, and what are talented student body is up to. If you missed this event, don't worry there will be another one in the spring which promises to be one not to miss.

 
Design by Johnnie Chatman

Design by Johnnie Chatman

 

I. The Preparation

Jaizi Abedania setting up her work for her first Salon

Jaizi Abedania setting up her work for her first Salon

Thesis student, Zack Boozer placing some finishing touches on his display.

Thesis student, Zack Boozer placing some finishing touches on his display.

Hanwen Zhang and Nina Cochran discussing last minute placement.

Hanwen Zhang and Nina Cochran discussing last minute placement.

Wen Han Chang and Brett Henrikson cutting some posters for the print sale.

Wen Han Chang and Brett Henrikson cutting some posters for the print sale.

Zhazha Zheng and Yi Chen setting up their interactive video installation.

Zhazha Zheng and Yi Chen setting up their interactive video installation.

Returning student Di Wu setting up her mixed media works. 

Returning student Di Wu setting up her mixed media works. 

Can't have a salon without snacks. 

Can't have a salon without snacks. 

 

II. The Payoff

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Guest enjoying returning student Carla Carvalho's installation based on her time in Brazil.

Guest enjoying returning student Carla Carvalho's installation based on her time in Brazil.

Guests playing with Jing Lin's bubble machine. 

Guests playing with Jing Lin's bubble machine. 

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A glimpse at the film screening. 

A glimpse at the film screening. 

Guests glancing over the work in the print sale. 

Guests glancing over the work in the print sale. 

Inside thesis student Dodo Zhang's glamourous pink tent "recruitment" event. 

Inside thesis student Dodo Zhang's glamourous pink tent "recruitment" event. 

Guests viewing thesis student Youwon Jeong's work  Heart Street.  

Guests viewing thesis student Youwon Jeong's work Heart Street. 

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New student Angie Nam discussing her work. 

New student Angie Nam discussing her work. 

New student Petros Lales in front of his image,  Time Traveler .

New student Petros Lales in front of his image, Time Traveler.

New student, Yi Hsuan Lai beside her work.

New student, Yi Hsuan Lai beside her work.

Performance by thesis student Taole Zhu. 

Performance by thesis student Taole Zhu. 

Installation by new student Kyle Henderson. 

Installation by new student Kyle Henderson. 

Photos courtesy of Chris Janaro, Petros Lales and Youwon Jeong. 

Photos courtesy of Chris Janaro, Petros Lales and Youwon Jeong. 

The department extends its gratitude and thanks to everyone who made this event such a success and we hope to see you again in the spring!