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  • Saturday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 19

  • Reception: Thursday, December 13
    6:00 – 8:00pm

  • SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York, NY

School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “True Lies,” an exhibition exploring modern notions of deception within photography, challenging today’s predominant understanding of the medium. The work of SVA alumni Josh Citarella (BFA 2010 Photography), Eric Graham (candidate for MFA 2013 Fine Arts), Bryan Kruger (BFA 2011 Photography), Naho Kubota (BFA 2007 Photography), Sebastian Mejia (BFA 2007 Photography), Kayode Ojo (BFA 2012  Photography), Kimberlee Venable (MFA 2011 Photography, Video and Related Media), and Aken Wahl (MFA 2012 Fine Arts) renders images and objects that defy gravity; represent fantastical observations; construct mysterious landscapes; and harbor fraudulent calamities. The exhibition is curated by Colleen O’Connor and Pacifico Silano.

Students in the BFA Photography Department are immersed in all aspects of commercial and fine art photography, giving them a better understanding of various genres, ideas and vocabularies. With access to cutting-edge facilities - as well as a 100-plus faculty of photographers, museum directors, critics, art directors, photo editors and photography collectors - students are able to cultivate their own sensibility and visual style.

SVA Chelsea Gallery

601 West 26th Street »

15th floor

Tel: 212.592.2145

[email protected]

Free and open to the public. Summer gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am – 6pm, except Friday (10am – 4pm). The gallery is accessible by wheelchair.

School of Visual Arts | 209 East 23 Street, NY, NY 10010-3994 | Tel: 212.592.2000 | Fax: 212.725.3587