This past Wednesday all 130 of the art and design freshman headed to the Student Center and set up our first show– the Adopt-a-Stop project. Towards the end of September, everyone had been given a subway stop or area in NYC by their peer advisor in freshman seminar and had to arrive with a finished project by 02 November. The sky was the limit on the project as we could do anything we wanted as long as it was legal. Some people were particularly ambitious although many people ended up waiting until the night before to complete their projects– as long as we brought in a project, we pass the seminar.
The area that I was assigned was Chelsea. After walking around Chelsea for a few weekends, I decided to base my project both off of the photographs I had taken at the Chelsea Markets and off of my interest in typography. I’ve put photographs inside of words before, but I had never printed them especially on such a huge scale (about three feet by one foot.) The phrase was something I came up with after asking workers at the market what they liked about Chelsea; then, taking the student demographic into consideration, I put the same phrase into Spanish and Chinese.
Exhibition opening is from 4:00-6:00PM on Friday, November 11th in the Student Center Gallery.