Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Pratt Artists League to Present Exhibition of Work by 23 M.F.A. Candidates

WHO: Pratt Artists League (PAL), a student-run organization, will present an exhibition of work by 23 second-year master of fine arts students. The exhibition, titled "NO TREND," showcases work that is either new, not widely exhibited, or that demonstrates a more experimental sensibility for each of the participating artists.

The exhibition is guest-curated by Jamillah James, an independent curator and writer who recently completed a year-long curatorial fellowship at the Queens Museum of Art. James curated the museum's summer exhibition, "NOT THE WAY YOU REMEMBERED," and is currently co-curator of the museum's biennial survey of artists living or working in Queens. She has curated exhibitions in Chicago and Baltimore, and edits the visual arts blog FRONTIERS.

PAL serves as a liason between the fine arts administration and the graduate student body and seeks to further professional relationships for students in the New York arts community through organizing and executing open studios and on and off-campus exhibitions and events.

WHAT: Work in every form will be presented from painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture to hybrids of the same, along with installation, video, and performance.

WHERE: Steuben South Gallery in the Steuben Building on Pratt's Brooklyn Campus
200 Willoughby Avenue between Hall Street and Classon Avenue
Subway G to Clinton-Washington

WHEN: Opening Reception, Friday, November 11 from 5-8 PM
The exhibition will be on view through November 18 from 11 AM to 5 PM

WHY: The exhibition provides the public with the opportunity to view the extraordinary talent of the students in Pratt's nationally recognized Graduate Fine Arts department, as selected by a renowned curator. Alumni from Pratt's M.F.A. program have received such prestigious awards as the Joan Mitchell Foundation M.F.A. Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Artist Trust Grant for Artist Projects, Tides Foundation Lambent Fellowship, and Urban Artist Initiative Fellowship, among others.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kate Unver at 551.427.9518 and kunver@pratt.edu

ON-SITE MEDIA CONTACT:
Kelly McCafferty at 347.383.0878