Six Degrees Exhibition

Thanks to the generous 2021 New York City Artist Corps grant I received, I was able to use that funding to organize, curate, and design the visual language for Six Degrees, a Back to the Lab student exhibition. Although the funding was to continue my artistic practice, putting together an exhibition to inspire and celebrate my students and other Back to the Lab students with an interest in photography was well worth the long term impact on each of their lives.

The exhibition explores the idea of six degrees of separation and connection. Despite living in different boroughs, the work chosen threads the brief moments in time that connects today’s NYC youth. These moments both make them as individuals and tether them to their various communities.

The logotype used for promotional material displays Living Coral – Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year that symbolizes lighthearted activity. I chose this color because in 2019 Pantone chose it “[in] reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, [and] we [in 2021] are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy [after the Covid-19 pandemic].”

The above images show my process in deciding where to hang each image. The works are not organized by class because I felt it was better to thread the connection between images in a subtle way for viewers.