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Young New England Photographers
Curated by: Liana Mestas, Paolo Morales & Robert Gallegos
Exhibition Opening: Fri, May 10, 6-10pm
Location: Nave Gallery Annex
53 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144
Young New England Photographers is a peer-oriented and juried showcase of photographic work by recent graduates from educational institutions in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The purpose of YNEP is to curate and share exemplary photographic work by recent graduates to facilitate a dialogue and create a community within and outside of the demographic of the student population.
This group exhibition features artists from the Fall 2012 Call for Entries by recent graduates from educational institutions in New England. The exhibition will be accompanied by a short-run newsprint publication published by Aint-Bad Magazine, a quarterly printed publication that focuses on the work of emerging photographers. Aint-Bad supports a progressive community of artists from around the world in a printed publication and web-based forum.
Liana Mestas is a lens-based artist, exploring southern female identity through photographs, video, objects and installation. She has exhibited work in Grand Rapids, MI and Boston, MA. Liana received her BFA from The Art Institute of Boston. She currently lives in Boston where she works for the deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum and continues to make her own work.
Robert Gallegos (b.1990) is a Boston based photographer and 2012 BFA graduate of the Art Institute of Boston. He has exhibited work in Brooklyn and Boston. Exploring the complexities of his Mexican-American identity, he uses photography and video to better understand his cultural heritage and place within it.
Paolo Morales is a photographer. His work has been exhibited at the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, Kings Highway Library, C Street Gallery, Bliss on Bliss Art Projects, and Gallery 44, among others. In 2010, he curated a show titled Select Gender at the Farmani Gallery in Brooklyn. He received a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston and currently teaches at PhotoUno Photography School in New York.