Courtesy Deborah Willis
In Pursuit of Beauty: Imaging Closets in Newark and Beyond, a current exhibition of photographs by Photography & Imaging Chair Dr. Deborah Willis, received a favorable review in Photograph Magazine. The exhibition was curated by Dr. Kalia Brooks Nelson, who is also a member of the Photography & Imaging faculty at Tisch.
Penned by Diana McClure, who has worked as a teaching assistant in several DPI classes, the review highlights the historical threads which run through Dr. Willis's art and scholarly work.
"A conceptual investigation of the performance of identity, self-fashioning, and the metaphor of the “closet” underlies the curatorial intent of the exhibition. The accessibility of the work, a result of Willis’s choice of subjects, content, and materials (archival pigment prints and low-tech adhesive vinyl), opens it up to a broad audience, in keeping with the studio’s mission of community inclusion."