Off Pink, the 2015 Parsons Fine Arts MFA Thesis Show, opens on May 8. The opening reception will take place from 6 to 8pm at The Kitchen (512 West 19th Street, Chelsea, Manhattan). The exhibition is curated by Tina Kukielski.
Participating artists: American Artist, Minhee Bae, Daniel Cerrejón, Aaron Cooper, Jessie English, Amal Khan, Nikola Kravitt, Julie Laenkholm, Logan Lape, Flynn Linehan, M. Mendez, Jeremy Olson, Gabriel Pericàs, Luciana Pinchiero, Sofia Quirno, Patience Rustomji, Leah Schrager, Tariku Shiferaw, Alma Sinai, Buzz Slutzky, Molly Teitelbaum, Keith Tilford, Maika’i Tubbs, and Andy Wentz.
Inclusion and exclusion, absence and presence, the canonized and the outsider — these poles act as benchmarks for locating where and what might be considered “off” in 2015. As a condition that shapes how cultural history is rewritten across different geographic frameworks and unrelated borders, to be “off” is an essential and agreed-upon guideline — a self-selecting guideline for a group of artists who meet by seeming chance for graduate study in New York and hail from all over the world. The “off” in Off Pink signifies both a belonging — being member of a group, a cohort, an ensemble — and also a longing to get on with things, to take what is learned and then finally, eventually, and expectantly, degree in hand, to take off.
Off Pink opens May 8 at The Kitchen (512 West 19th Street, Chelsea, Manhattan) and continues through May 16.