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Dialogue: 23

Great Hall, D Building @ The Fashion Institute of Technology
Seventh Avenue, at 27th Street
May 7 - May 19, 2009
Reception: Thursday, May 7, 6 - 9 PM
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The Fashion Institute of Technology is pleased to announce, Dialogue 23, a group exhibition of work by the twenty-three 2009 Fine Art BFA graduates. The exhibit will be held in The Great Hall in D Building, which is located at 7th Avenue at 27th Street in New York City. Dialogue: 23 will be on view from May 7 to May 19, 2009 with an opening reception held on Thursday, May 7 from 6pm to 9pm.

As the exhibition’s title suggests, each artist’s mature and personal vision has developed in part through four years of dialogue between peers both in and outside the studio. The artists in Dialogue: 23 are: Vika Adutov, Demetrio Berkley, Jennifer Bell, Helen Carabajal, Alessandra DeLaCruz, Rosa Filingeri, Julie Moon Finkler, Matt Gannon, Kathleen Granados, Yeonbin Jeong, Walter Lucena, Alexandra Markovich, Jose Pichardo, Cristina Razzano, Sandrine Ronvaux, Christianna Soumakis, Marcin Szprengiel, Inna Tkach, Maria Tsaguriya, Regina Valentino, Heidi Wenzel and Tabitha Ann- Whitley.

While The Fashion Institute of Technology may be better known for fashion than for Fine Art, this group of emerging international artists demonstrate that artists from FIT will certainly suggest some of the exciting new directions contemporary art will be taking in the future. Having been guided by an esteemed and established faculty of working artists, these young talents exhibit large-scale work in a wide variety of mediums and materials that demonstrates the dramatically personalized education they have received.

The cultural diversity and range in ages of the artists makes for an exciting collection of works. Techniques including sewing, welding, casting, and materials from the more traditional oil and acrylic to those for industrial use, are all represented. Whether the work is surreal, representational, political, abstract, minimal, conceptual or some unique unnamable combination of styles and influences, a seriousness of purpose is evident in each artist’s work. Their fresh ideas and unique visions truly make these twenty-three newest graduates of FIT, emerging artists to keep your eyes on.
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