Cleveland State University
The Art Gallery at Cleveland State University

25 Under 25

January 16 - March 1, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday, January 16 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm –Gallery Conversations starting at 6:30 pm

South Gallery: 25 UNDER 25, THE EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER, contemporary photographs by the next generation of artists – the second, in a new program of student-curated exhibitions; curated by Ryan Upp.

As I embarked on curating a show recognizing the emerging photographer I quickly realized that all of the artists I felt drawn to were really quite young. The professionalism and expertise in the work I uncovered marveled that of photographers who have been in the business for years. Amazingly, most of these young minds are self taught and have created a support system for one another through social media networks such as Facebook and Instagram. I had discovered a group of individuals, working almost as a single unit, without the typical competitiveness and self absorption thats often seen in those attempting to make a name for themselves. They bounce ideas off one another, provide constructive positive feedback, and host outings where they model for each other’s images. I quickly noticed a reoccurring theme of the innocent human figure surrounded by the natural world. The work is timeless, provocative and has a universal theme of innocence. When we are young we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can.

Artists:

Shane Black
Jacqueline Bon
Davit Botchorishvilli
Nicolas Bruno
Brendon Burton
Robby Cavanaugh
Marley Cumbee
Elisabeth Dare
Amelia Fletcher
Robert Moses Joyce
Breanna Kulkin
Sarah Haley
Jessica Neuwerth
Brian Oldham
Nicholas Scarpinato
Alison Scarpulla
Felicia Simion
Steven Sites
Victoria Smyrniotis
Alex Stoddard
David Talley
Gina Vasquez
Erika Victor
Brad Wagner
Rob Woodcox

engaged learning
Gallery Hours:
Monday & Tuesday: By appointment
Wednesday & Thursday: 10am to 5pm
Friday: 10am to 8pm
Saturday: 12noon to 8pm
Location:
1307 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Contact:
Phone 216.687.2103
TDD 216.687.9394
t.knapp@csuohio.edu
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