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Undergraduate Photography Now
curated by Bruce Myren & Greer Muldownney
May 3-20, 2013 - Mon-Fri 10am-4pm
Exhibition Opening: Thu May 9, 6-10pm
The Boston Architectural College
951 BOYLSTON STREET
BOSTON, MA 02115
OPEN TO PUBLIC
We are pleased to announce the first annual Undergraduate Photography Now exhibition! This is a showcase of New England’s most talented student photographers that will be held in conjunction with all of the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Festival, including 10 exhibitions, 3 outdoor installations and a fantastic line-up of professional, artistic and community programming during the festival May 16–19, 2013 in Boston at the Fairmont Battery Wharf.
This is an exhibition of the best college Juniors and Seniors enrolled in a college photography program in any of the New England States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont, during the 2012–2013 academic year. All formats and categories of photography were excepted to highlight the vast talents of these future photography professionals and artists.
The work was juried & curated by Bruce Myren and Greer Muldowney.
Neal Rantoul: A Lifetime in Photography
Fri, May 10, 11am-12pm, followed by reception
The Boston Architectural College
951 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115
Open to public
The Flash Forward Festival is proud to sponsor Neal Rantoul, A Lifetime in Photography, at the Boston Architectural College. This lecture is in conjunction with out New England wide college photography exhibition, Undergraduate Photography Now, and will be an open lecture to the public about Rantoul’s artistic and professional exploits through his impressive career in photography
The lecture will be followed by a reception for any attending guests.
Neal Rantoul is a career artist and teacher. He has taught photography since 1971. He is an emeritus professor and was head of the Photography Program at Northeastern University for thirty years and taught for thirteen years at Harvard University as well. He retired from Northeastern in January 2012. Rantoul has work in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston); the DeCordova Sculpture Museum and Sculpture Park (Lincoln, MA); the Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA); the High Museum (Atlanta, GA); the Kunsthaus (Zurich, Switzerland); the Center for Creative Photography (Tucson, AZ); and Princeton University (NJ). He is the recipient of many awards and grants, including a Whiting Foundation Fellowship; a Lightwork residency (Syracuse, NY); RSDF, FDP and IDF grants from Northeastern University; and he was a finalist twice for the Massachusetts Cultural Council award. Rantoul is an active member of the Board of Directors of the PRC and is on the Board of Corporators at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Since retiring Rantoul has been teaching workshops, traveling and making new work. He has two shows in April, 2013, one at the Danforth Museum in Framingham and another at Panopticon Gallery in Boston.
Bruce Myren is an artist and photographer based in Cambridge, MA. He holds a BFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and earned his MFA in studio art from the University of Connecticut, Storrs in 2009.
Shown nationally, Myren has been included in group exhibitions at the Houston Center of Photography, TX and the William Benton Museum of Art, CT, among others. His solo exhibitions include showings at the Workspace Gallery, Lincoln, NE; the Danforth Museum of Art, MA; and Gallery Kayafas, MA, where he is represented. His work has been published in Fraction Magazine, afterimage, and View Camera Magazine. Recently, he launched a successful Kickstarter fundraiser to complete his “The Fortieth Parallel” project and it has since been featured in the Huffington Post, Petapixel, Slate, Slate France, and National Geographic online. Myren has presented on panels at the national conferences of the College Art Association and the Society for Photographic Education.
Currently, Myren is a Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design; Adjunct Faculty at the Art Institute of Boston; Lecturer at Northeastern University; and recently was a Visiting Lecturer of Art at Amherst College. He is the Chair of the Northeast Region of the Society for Photographic Education.
In his work, Myren investigates issues of place and space, often via the exploration and employment of locative systems, either literal or metaphoric. Myren’s recent series include an investigation of the Fortieth Parallel of latitude; a piece that documents the view from every place he has lived to where he lives now; and a study of the poet Robert Francis’s one-person house in the woods of Amherst, MA.
Greer Muldowney is an artist and photography professor based in Boston, Massachusetts. She received an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Studio Art from Clark University, and a MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has worked for photographers Stephen DiRado and Henry Horenstein, and has acted as the curator for the Desotorow Gallery in Savannah, GA and as an assistant curator at the Panopticon Gallery in Boston, MA. She currently teaches at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and the New England Institute of Art.
Her work has been exhibited and published in the North America, Hong Kong, Malaysia and France.
About the BAC
The Boston Architectural College is a dynamic institution on the leading edge of design education. Located in the heart of Boston’s historic Back Bay, the BAC is an independent college of spatial design, founded in 1889. With over 900 degree program students, the BAC offers accredited undergraduate and graduate programs in Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Design Studies. The BAC provides excellence in design education emerging from practice and accessible to diverse communities. BAC Professional & Continuing Education offers classes and certificate programs for design professionals and for those who wish to explore design, renew skills or increase expertise. The Landscape Institute and the Sustainable Design Institute bring together faculty and students interested in conducting research and learning on subjects of intense interest. DesignIntelligence has recognized the BAC for providing World-class programs with high distinction. The BAC’s central location and its strong links with the design community make it a strategic educational center for the discussion of design issues. Web Link www.the-bac.edu <http://www.the-bac.edu>