Derryfield sophomore Maggie Lindgren will have her photograph, Always Right Behind Me, on display in an exhibit at the School of Visual Arts Gramercy Gallery in Manhattan at the end of November.
High school students throughout the United States answered the call for submissions from the BFA Photography and Video Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City for the opportunity to exhibit their photographic work alongside their peers in 2017 AMERICA. Aiming to give voice to the newest members of the visual arts community, 2017 AMERICA showcases a wide range of perspectives and talent, featuring the work of students from 30 states and drawn from over 2,000 submitted works. (http://bfaphotovideo.sva.edu/highschoolexhibit/)
Maggie took printmaking and digital art her freshman year, but this was her first digital photography course. Creative arts teacher Becky Barsi offered this opportunity to all of the students in the class, as well as Advanced Studio Art students, but “Maggie was the only student to dive into this challenge. She worked hard to develop her concept and worked with friends as models to create a series of very strong images based on the theme of ‘America.’ I am encouraging her to submit this and many more of her photographs to the Scholastic Art Awards. She has a tremendous creative eye and is excited to continue her pursuit of the arts at Derryfield and beyond!”
One year after one of the most polarizing elections in recent history, SVA’s BFA Photography and Video Department was eager to support and understand the perspectives of the youth whose futures will be deeply affected by the decisions made during this tumultuous time. 2017 AMERICA provides a space for up-and-coming creative talents to express themselves. Viewers will gain insight into what young American artists are seeing, thinking and making, and how they define this vast country in the present. The resulting exhibition ranges from works that are overtly political and issue-oriented to those that express a more personal view of identity and life in the United States at this moment.
The exhibition will run November 18 through December 2 at the SVA Gramercy Gallery on 209 East 23rd Street, New York, NY, with a reception on November 30.
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.