Join us for the opening of 2017 ICP-Bard MFA candidate Sasha Louis Bush’s solo exhibition, Block, Paper, Scissors, at the ICP-Bard MFA Studios in Long Island City, on view from March 2 to 5.

This featured selection of formal black-and-white compositions were made in classrooms at Corlears School in Chelsea and The Neighborhood School in the East Village throughout the past year. Bush’s photographs explore his curiosity about childhood, where sharing and communication between classmates can often shift quickly from joy to anger and frustration. He says, “My observations of students as they meet these challenges and learn to play together leads to many unresolved questions. What does an activity look like from a child’s perspective?”

The classroom presents students with two modes of temporal-based learning. On the one hand, they ascend linearly up each grade. Alternately, their engagement with materials and toys such as blocks, paintbrushes, and glue sticks works within a more repetitive and cyclical pattern. Bush’s photographs question this contradiction.


Sasha Louis Bush is a Queens-based visual artist whose practice is currently grounded in photography. He received a BA in photography and Latin American studies from Hampshire College in 2009.

Opening Reception

Thursday, March 2 | 6–10 PM

On View

March 4–5 | 12–4 PM


The ICP-Bard MFA Studios are located at 24-20 Jackson Avenue in Queens. Take the E or M train to Court Square-23rd Street, 7 or G train to Court Square, or the B62 Bus to Jackson Ave/David St.

TOP IMAGE: Sasha Louis Bush, Paint Tray, The Neighborhood School, East Village, New York City, 2016. © Sasha Louis Bush