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Immersion Reversion

Student Art Exhibit

At Baruch College, December 9 - February 3



immersion reversion exhibit

 

NEW YORK, NY - December 3, 2014- Baruch College presents Immersion Reversion, an exhibit created by students, starting on December 9 through February 3. An opening reception and informal discussion with the artists will be held from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9.

Curated by student artists Michael Blaine, Yuna Chong, Mohamed Hassan, Erica Ly, Rodney Nicot, Chanah Schnoll, and Wei Yang, Immersion Reversion presents a diverse collection of works using the mediums of video, animation, sound, and photography.

Immersion Reversion seeks to explore themes of the unknown, unimagined, and unexplored in the pursuit of individual and collective truth. The artists immerse themselves into inner worlds, real and virtual, human and inanimate, attempting to further define our shared experience. Simultaneously, elements of the ethereal, obscure, and secret are reverted outward for inspection under a new lens. For example, in Yuna Chong’s Unforeseen End, the labor, and occasional futility of investing the self into the vessel of the dream is made manifest. The Perks of Being Polygon, a work by Michael Blaine, injects the artist into the world of video games to explore our ever-expanding quest to escape more deeply into virtual spaces. Immersion Reversion is a diverse exhibit which invites the viewer to explore the poles of inner and outer experience.

The artists completed their work under the supervision of Katherine Behar, Assistant Professor of New Media Arts at Baruch College. This capstone exhibition represents the students’ completion of Baruch’s New Media Arts minor.

The gallery is located at the Newman Library, 151 E. 25th Street. New York, NY 10010

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About New Media Artspace:

The New Media Artspace is a teaching exhibition space in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Baruch College. Housed in the Newman Library, the New Media Artspace showcases curated experimental media and interdisciplinary artworks by international artists, students, alumni, and faculty. Gallery Hours: The New Media Artspace is open to the CUNY community during regular library hours. For this week's public hours, please check the gallery website. www.newmediartspace.info.

 

About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu
Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu
Celene McDermott, (646) 660-6134 celene.mcdermott@baruch.cuny.edu

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