the first edition of two nyu steinhardt - master of fine arts thesis 2010 exhibitions kicks off today [6pm-8pm] at the 80 washington square east galleries. the school's art department chair nancy barton comments: 'this has been a year of silences, of negative space, and secrets that keep watch over the unsayable [...]. perhaps in 2010, idealism is beyond words. heroic insights have been too often used as footnotes for texts written by rote, and the risk of emptying out language overtakes the hope of discovery through communication [...]. internet chat-roulette and reality tv and have given us an intimate understanding of vulnerability as menacing, and physical and psychological violence as banal yet imminent [...]'. exhibiting artists are allan bailey, jennie hagevik bringaker, alex jovanovich, jiyoon koo, jason martin and allison somers. location: 80 washington square west [noho].