"Originally intended to be on display at the YoungArts Gallery, Primetime: A Virtual Photography Exhibition takes on new meaning as the world continues to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual presentation is inspired by the idea that artists, especially now, are who we can turn to for meaningful contemplation, allowing us to reflect, to look forward and to tune out the white noise of information. In this exhibition, lens-based artists participate in contemporary discourses around current affairs, disease, race and representation, body image and heritage" in the words of Luisa Múnera, Curator and Exhibitions Manager. National YoungArts Foundation identifies the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary and performing arts, and provides them with creative and professional development opportunities throughout their careers.
Duality (2019) by Nathan HayesYoungArts
"This project began with my curiosity about the potential to represent multiple aspects of someone’s identity in a single image."
"This specific piece is about the individual's relationship with makeup as a male" Nathan Hayes, 2019 YoungArts Winner in Photography.
Visions from the End (2018) by Nathan HayesYoungArts
"As a junior in high school and early into my senior year, I struggled deeply with depression and, when I finally started to come out of it, I decided to make this triptych" Nathan Hayes is a 19-year-old photographer based in Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
Calle de Campanilla (2016) by Derrick OstolazaYoungArts
"Riding my bike through my neighborhood streets in Puerto Rico, Toa Bajas, Campanillas." Derrick Ostolaza, 2017 YoungArts Winner in Film
Park n’ Chill (2016) by Derrick OstolazaYoungArts
Derrick Ostolaza is a 2017 YoungArts Winner in Film and a filmmaker, screenwriter, photographer and entrepreneur who was born in Bayamon Puerto Rico, and now resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Pink Embrace (2019) by Justin ClarkeYoungArts
Justin Clarke, 2020 YoungArts Winner in Photography
"I utilize tones of pink and baby blue paired with body language to create feelings of youthful love." Justin Clarke is an 18-year-old Florida-based photographer, as well as a digital and mixed media artist, who was originally born in Queens, New York.
Our Place To Sit (2018) by Jordan TiberioYoungArts
"My imagination grew as wild as the flowers in their beds" Jordan Tiberio, 2011 Winner in Photography
Nana’s Hand (2018) by Jordan TiberioYoungArts
"My nana’s name is Jean Marie. She introduced me to art at a very young age, as she herself was an art teacher and is an active painter." Jordan Tiberio, 2011 Winner in Photography
Girlhood I (2018) by Jordan TiberioYoungArts
"...these young girls are on the brink of adolescence in a world far different from when I was their age." Jordan Tiberio, 2011 Winner in Photography
Girlhood II (2018) by Jordan TiberioYoungArts
Tibero often works with various methods of manipulation to capture images a second time, playing with texture to explore the viewer’s understanding of the two-dimensional print. Jordan Tiberio, 2011 Winner in Photography
Girlhood III (2018) by Jordan TiberioYoungArts
"In these staged realities, I recreate my own summer memories and those days of innocence."
Jordan Tiberio, 2011 Winner in Photography
The couch as a re-memory (2020) by Gabrielle BroomeYoungArts
"This series, 'Projecting Broken Moons,' is a response to the present need for isolation and the disillusionment of both spiritual and virtual realities." Gabrielle Broome, 2019 YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts
Moon Breath Projection (2020) by Gabrielle BroomeYoungArts
Gabrielle Broome is a Los Angeles based artist originally from New York. She currently works under the name Shira. She is interested in the intersection of spirituality, fantasy and virtuality. Gabrielle Broome, 2019 YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts
I remember wearing the bunkbed (2020) by Gabrielle BroomeYoungArts
"I’ve always had an obsessive tendency to document myself within rooms." Gabrielle Broome, 2019 YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts
Becoming the online body (2020) by Gabrielle BroomeYoungArts
Curated by Luisa Múnera, Exhibitions Manager at National YoungArts Foundation.
Virtual Opening on Thursday May 21, 2020.
Gabrielle Broome (2019 YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts) - Los Angeles, California
Justin Clarke (2020 YoungArts Winner in Photography) - Miami, Florida
Eli Dreyfuss (2016 YoungArts Winner in Photography) - Miami, Florida
Glenn Espinosa (2016 YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts) - Los Angeles, California
Nathan Hayes (2019 YoungArts Winner in Photography) - Los Angeles, California
Carlos Hernandez (2019 YoungArts Winner in Photography) - New York, New York
Chiemeka Offor (2020 YoungArts Winner in Photography) - Los Angeles, California
Derrick Ostolaza (2017 YoungArts Winner in Film) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Kyle Smith (2019 YoungArts Winner in Photography & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts) - Dallas, Texas
Jordan Tiberio (2011 YoungArts Winner in Photography) - New York, New York
Taylor Wang (2020 YoungArts Winner in Photography) - Seattle, Washington