On June 4th 2010, from 6-9pm, Helac Wirth Art Advisory will be presenting the opening reception for the artwork from the Yale Photography MFA Thesis Show at the artist-run gallery space, 25CPW, located at 25 Central Park West at 62nd St., $5 suggested donation to support the gallery. Exhibit continues from June 2nd through June 14th, open 12-5pm. Rsvp by June 3rd to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Yale MFA Photography program is directed by Tod Papageorge, and is taught by artists Gregory Crewdson and Richard Benson, along with Phillip Lorca diCorcia and Collier Schorr, and others. This year, the nine students graduating are: David Bush, Lucas Foglia, Kate Greene, Tatiana Grigorenko, Curran Hatleberg, Tiffani Hooper, Rory Mulligan, Hrvoje Slovenc and Monika Sziladi.
The press release states, "The class is an eclectic mixture of personalities and backgrounds, which gives the thesis show an interesting character in terms of the subject matter of each of their photographs. Nevertheless, despite the distinctiveness of each artist, the show itself is quite cohesive and very strong."
In particular, check out the work of Dave Bush and Curran Hatleberg. Bush's surveillance-style photos of people ensconced in their cars are pretty incredible and quiety moving, and Hatleberg's pictures on urban street corners and stoops are raw and unnerving. http://art.yale.edu/CurranHatleberg and http://www.davidbushphotography.com/