The Anne Reid '72 Art Gallery at Princeton Day School is pleased to present an exhibit titled "Identity," running through March 8. Entirely composed of work created by Princeton Day School students in all three divisions, the exhibit centers around individual identities and the diversity of the PDS community. Click here for photos from today's artists reception. Curated by members of the PDS Gallery Club (led by co-heads junior Michelle Leung, junior Mary Schafer, and senior Abby Ling) in conjunction with the school division heads, "Identity" is the first exhibit at PDS to incorporate work by students from all three divisions of the school.
The exhibit itself began from the brainstorming of the Gallery Club co-heads along with members of the club last school year. Michelle Leung '18 noted, "The theme of 'identity' is purposely broad in order to open up many subject possibilities consisting of but not limited to culture, religion, politics, and race or ethnicity." Submissions include a wide array of mediums, including painting, ceramics, and photography, as well as short pieces of writing.
Some projects on display in the exhibit include:
From the Lower School, second grade teachers Leah Anderson, Caroline Hare, and Susan Ferguson asked their students to photograph a part of their body with which they most identify and provide brief explanations about the photograph they chose. One student photographed his feet, which help him "walk and skate" while another student photographed his knuckles, which are "bumpy and strong, and the best part of me."
From the Middle School, Math teacher Nicole Foster-Hinds worked with students to create fingerprint "drawings" that featured words about their lives inside of a fourteen-inch blow-up image of their fingerprints.
From the Upper School, students in photography teacher Eileen Hohmuth-Lemonick's class created books based on identity. These books range from exploring the photographers' roots, to interviews and portraits of people who grow beards.