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Tierney Fellowship Exhibition: City of Salt by Nicholas Calcott

Image copyright Nicholas Calcott

Event Date and Time:

May 31, 2012 – August 4, 2012
Gallery hours are 10am to 7 pm weekdays and noon to 5pm Saturdays

Location:

Gulf+Western Gallery
721 Broadway (at Waverly Place), Rear of Lobby
New York, NY 10003

MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AN OPENING RECEPTION, THURSDAY, MAY 31ST, 2012, FROM 6 - 8 PM


CITY OF SALT
BY NICHOLAS CALCOTT
ON VIEW AT NYU'S TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

ARTIST IS THE WINNER OF THE 2011 TIERNEY FELLOWSHIP IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PHOTOGRAPHY & IMAGING

An exhibition entitled City of Salt, by Nicholas Calcott, the 2011 Tierney Fellowship award recipient from the Department of Photography & Imaging in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University, will go on view May 31st at the Tisch School of the Arts.

City of Salt is a metropolis described in photographs, a place that is simultaneously all cities and one imagined city described in a tangled knot of relationships. As Calcott says, "It is an exploration into the nature of these agglomerations of connections -- what holds them together and divides them and the links they share within themselves and with each other. The city as node and the city as fungus and a visual evidence of the network hidden below it."

The exhibition opens May 31st and will remain on view through August 4th, 2012 in the Gulf+Western Gallery at 721 Broadway (at Waverly Place). Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. It is open to the public, and admission is free. Photo identification is required to enter the building. For further information, call (212) 998-1930, or visit http://www.photo.tisch.nyu.edu.

The annual Tierney Fellowship grant was established by the Tierney Family Foundation in 2005. It is awarded to a Photography & Imaging alumnus who has shown excellence in the field of photography and graduated within the past seven years. The primary goal of the Fellowship is to find aspiring artists who will be tomorrow's leaders and assist them in overcoming challenges that photographers face at the start of their careers.

Nicholas Calcott is a photographer whose primary concerns are the themes of place and history. His work is notable for its visual fluency and references to technology and biology. He had been published in Dwell, Fast Company, Travel + Leisure, and Wallpaper, among other magazines. He has appeared in group shows at Le Bal, the Chateau d'Eau Gallery, and Le Garage. He is also the author of the blog On Shadow.

The Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts is a four-year B.F.A. program centered on the making and understanding of image. Students explore photo-based imagery as personal and cultural expression. Situated within a university, the program offers students both the intensive focus of an arts curriculum and a serious and broad grounding in the liberal arts.