Past Shows from 2009-2011

 

Fine Art & Graphic Design Senior Exhibition

December 9–20, 2011

This biannual exhibition features the work of students from the Division of Art in their final semester of study at York College. Fine Art and Graphic Design majors present thematically cohesive bodies of work showcasing the skills and techniques they have acquired at York College before leaving our program to pursue careers as professional artists and designers. The students work collectively during their final semester to refine their creative vision and learn to present themselves and their work in a professional manner. This process culminates with the Senior Presentations and Senior Exhibition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nocturnal Journeys: The Art of Barry Simons

October 6–November 16, 2011 

Barry Simons, an internationally renowned artist wholived in Southern California, died in 2009 after a life ofwriting poetry and making art. His poems and short stories were published in small press books in the 1970sand he began painting in 1976. Simons said that hewas on a “quest to release the visionary artist I felt living inside me.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claudia DeMonte: Retrospective

October 12–November 16, 2011

Claudia DeMonte was born and raised in Astoria, New York City. She has more than 60 one-person shows and 300 group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Corcoran Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Mississippi Museum, Tucson Museum, Flint Institute of Art, Museum of the Southwest, etc.

Her work is in numerous museum permanent collections, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Stamford Museum, Boca Raton Museum, and in major corporate collections such as those of Hyatt Regency Hotels, Exxon, Citibank and Siemens. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labeled: A Discussion About Art & Mental Health

November 17, 2011

Panelists: Ry Fryar, Jennifer Engler & Carla Strassle

There will be a reception beginning at 6:30pm in the Wolf Hall Lobby. At 7pm, artist and professor Ry Fryar will discuss the work of Barry Simons, and Psychology professors Jennifer Engler and Carla Strassle will discuss common misperceptions about mental health and the risk of stigmatization when applying labels to individuals.

This event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For additional information, please contact gallery director Matthew Clay-Robison at 815-6622.

 

 

 

 

 

  

Film Viewing: Miss Representation 

November 15, 2011

The film Miss Representation exposes how American youth are being sold the concept that women and girls’ value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality. The themes in the film overlap with themes in our current exhibition "Claudia DeMonte: Retrospective" so the film will be shown in the Cora Miller Gallery in the presence of DeMonte's work. A brief introduction will precede the film at 2pm. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 

August 25–September 20, 2011

Curated and Organized by Elizabeth Resnick, Professor and Chair of Graphic Design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Javier Cortés, Partner andCreative Director of Korn Design in Boston, MA and New York, NY, Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985–2010 draws upon James Lapides' extensive archive of international AIDS Awareness posters along with posters generously donated to Massachusetts College of Art and Design.A cohesive selection of 153 posters presents an insightful overview of diverse visual strategies employed by many different countries working within their owndistinctive cultural perspective in response to the subject of AIDS as a public health emergency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Fine Art Senior Exhibition 

April 29–May 11, 2011

The Fine Art Senior Exhibition features the work of fine art majors in their final semester of study at York College. The students present their final bodies of work, showcasing the skills and techniques they have acquired at York College before leaving our program to pursue careers in the arts. The seniors work collectively during their final semester to refine their creative vision and learn to present themselves and their work in a professional manner. This process culminates with the Senior Presentations and Senior Exhibition. The presentations allow the seniors to deliver a professional lecture on their current work before a large public audience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graphic Design Senior Exhibition

April 8–April 20, 2011

The Graphic Design Senior Exhibition features the work of graphic design majors in their final semester of study at York College. The students present their senior projects, showcasing the skills and techniques they have acquired at York College before leaving our program to pursue careers as professional graphic designers. The seniors work collectively during their final semester to refine their creative vision and learn to present themselves and their work in a professional manner. This process culminates with the Senior Presentations and Senior Exhibition. The presentations allow the seniors to deliver a professional lecture on their current work before a large public audience. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Annual Juried Student Exhibition

March 17–April 2, 2011

The Annual Juried Student Exhibition features selected work from students taking courses in art and design at York College. This year's juror is artist and independent curator Rob Evans, whose meticulous paintings and drawings have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally and throughout the United States, including the Corcoran Museum of Art in Washington, D.C, the Tretyakov Museum in Moscow, Russia and an exhibition of American drawings organized by the Smithsonian Institution which toured internationally. Evans' work is in the collections of several prestigious public institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‌‎‌Curiosities: Rick Valicenti + the 21st Century Thirst

January 17–February 24, 2011

Curiosities: Rick Valicenti + the 21st Century Thirst celebrates the work of graphic designer Rick Valicenti and his Chicago firm,Thirst. The exhibition displays both commercial designs created for clients and personal art from the past decade. The expansive volume of work covering the gallery walls and display tables showcases the energy and connection to human emotion inherent in Thirst's designs. Some of the work shown includes collaborations with designers Adrian Smith, Jeanne Gang, Arik Levy, Martin Felsen, and for clients like Richard Wright, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Herman Miller, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Suite Design Show Senior Exhibition

December 10–December 21, 2010

The Suite Design Show features the work of five graphic design majors in their final semester of study at York College. The seniors are Billy Ford, Ethan Gallardo, Bridgett Palmer, Genevieve Shaner, and Vincent Sparacino. The exhibition features the students' senior projects, showcasing the skills and techniques they have acquired at York College before leaving our program to pursue careers as professional graphic designers. The seniors work collectively during their final semester to refine their creative vision and learn to present themselves and their work in a professional manner. This process culminates with the Senior Presentations and Senior Exhibition. The presentations allow the seniors to deliver a professional lecture on their current work before a large public audience in the DeMeester Recital Hall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

York College Faculty Biennial

November 4–December 1, 2010

The York College Faculty Biennial offers the college and regional communities an opportunity to view recent work by full- and part-time faculty from York College's Art Division. This exhibition 

reflects the faculty's dedication to pursuing creative research and an active studio practice. The works in the exhibition cover a wide range of disciplines and media including photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, illustration, jewelry, sculpture, and installation. Among the exhibiting faculty are professional artists who have won many awards, including The Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize, The Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Award, and several Best In Show awards from national juried exhibitions. Faculty members have exhibited their work nationally and internationally from New York to New Delhi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes and Ideas: Clarence Morgan

September 30–October 25, 2010

Clarence Morgan is a painter who lives and works in Minneapolis. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally including solo and group exhibitions at Reeves Contemporary in New York, Ze Zhong Gallery in Beijing and Walker Art Center in Minneapolis among many others. He received his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978 and a four-year certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts in 1975. Morgan's work is included in several museum collections and he has received many major grants and awards. Morgan currently teaches painting in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he is professor and chair of the department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Look Behind: Dawn Gavin

August 27–September 22, 2010

Scottish artist Dawn Gavin has been a Baltimore-based artist and professor at the University of Maryland professor since 2001. Gavin was a finalist for The Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize in 2008 and was named one of the "Ten Best Baltimore Artists of 2008" by the Baltimore Arts Examiner. Gavin has exhibited her work throughout the United States, including exhibitions in Miami, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Baltimore, New York, Chicago, and New Orleans as well as internationally in London, England and Glasgow and Dundee, Scotland. Gavin has written for Urbanite Magazine (Baltimore) Circa Arts Magazine (Ireland) and was a contributing editor for Transcript: A Journal of Visual Culture (Scotland).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ground Dwelling: Magnolia Laurie

August 27–September 22, 2010

Magnolia Laurie is an artist in residence at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson in Baltimore, Maryland and an artist fellow for the Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington, D.C. Laurie graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2007 and was awarded a MICA fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center. Prior to receiving her MFA, Laurie earned a BA in critical social thought from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass., and a post baccalaureate degree from the San Francisco Art Institute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Work & Selections from the Driskell Collection:
David C. Driskell

 January 25–February 26, 2010

This exhibition celebrates the importance of David C. Driskell as an artist and collector. The Brossman Gallery features a sampling Dr. Driskell’s recent work, including the piece The Farmer and His Wife which was created while in residency in Oaxaca, Mexico and has been purchased by York College of Pennsylvania. The Cora Miller Gallery features selections from Dr. Driskell’s comprehensive collection of African American Art, including works by Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, and many other major artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nowhere to Lay His Head: Matthew Works

November 2–November 20, 2009

 Matthew Works is an artist, writer and activist for the homeless who has lived in Boston for thirty years. When security tightened after the attacks on September 11, 2001 leading Boston police to crack down on the homeless population more than usual, Matthew began responding to an increasing number of invitations to speak and exhibit his artwork around the country. Since beginning his “Cross Country Speaking Tours” and “Traveling Art Shows” he has built a following at many colleges, universities and churches as an artist and “theologian in residence.” He has been featured on National Public Radio and in the NY Times’ bestselling book God’s Politics, by the Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of Sojournersmagazine.

 

 

 

 

 

Give and Take

November 2–November 20, 2009

Give and Take is an interactive, living exhibition in which a group of artists have created works dealing with ideas such as meeting the needs of others and having one’s own needs met, ridding oneself of excess, and addressing problems communally and individually. The artists are free to interpret these themes or introduce new ones and visitors will also be asked to participate in the life of the project as well. Give and Take is about cooperation and reciprocity. On Saturday, November 20 the exhibition will officially conclude with a “Giving Thanks” Food & Clothing Drive to benefit our neighbors in need. The event runs from 10am - 2pm in Wolf Hall.

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Passion: An Engdahl Family Tradition

October 1–October 23, 2009

 The Engdahls are a family of artists with very deep roots in York. This exhibition at York College of Pennsylvania, coinciding with Family Weekend, marks the first time ever that these three artists have shown together. Nathalie Engdahl was born in York, PA in 1915 and has remained here her whole life. Her great, great, great grandfather John Hershey moved to York in the 1700’s. Nathalie first exhibited with the York Art Association in 1962 and most recently in 2007, winning several awards throughout the years. David Engdahl grew up in York and attended Penn State where he received a bachelor’s degree in Architecture. His interest in sculpture began in 1971 when he attended what is now known as the Art of the State exhibition at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. Inspired by the sculpture in that exhibition, he created his first piece and entered it in a juried exhibition at Penn State, where it received an award. For the last 38 years David has continued to produce and exhibit his sculptures in museums and galleries in twenty states throughout the United States and abroad in US embassies in Bahrain, Latvia, Angola and Zimbabwe, but this is his first exhibition in his hometown of York, PA. Ellen Engdahl Ehlenbeck is an instructor at the Art Institute of York who, since 2005, has shown her work in twenty two group exhibitions, six juried exhibitions, and three solo exhibitions. She received the Debi Watson Watercolor Award at the Fall 2008 Members Exhibit at the York Art Association and the Judges Award at the 2007 Members Show at Mechanicsburg Art Center.


Maidens and Voyages‌: Adrienne Stein

October 1–October 23, 2009

Adrienne Stein is a young artist living and working in York, Pa. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Laguna College of Art & Design in Laguna Beach, CA and has also studied art in France, Italy, New York, Los Angeles, Baltimore, and at York College. Adrienne has received numerous awards and has been a finalist in the Great Christian Art International Competition and the Masterpiece Artist Canvas, Inc’s Annual Figure/Portrait Competition. She has exhibited her work at the Fairhaven Mausoleum in Santa Ana, CA, City Art Ltd. In York, PA, Laguna Fine Art in Laguna Beach, CA, and the Harbour Court Hotel in Baltimore, MD among others. Her work has also been featured in The Artist’s Magazine, Brio magazine,YM magazine, TIME for Kids magazine, The Baltimore Sun, and the York Daily Dispatch. This exhibit, Maidens and Voyages, is a collection of Adrienne’s most recent and deeply personal paintings. The imagery was inspired by her travels in Italy, France, China, and Morocco. Adrienne is also fascinated by the intricate mosaic of the feminine soul. Her work explores the dignity, power, and beauty of women throughout history.


 

 

Concert: Roy Zimmerman

September 21, 2009

Roy Zimmerman has been writing and performing satirical songs for twenty years. The Los Angeles Times says, "Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society's foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer." Tom Lehrer himself says, "I congratulate Roy Zimmerman on reintroducing literacy to comedy songs. And the rhymes actually rhyme, they don't just 'rhyne.'" Zimmerman has played clubs across the country, and shared the stage with George Carlin, Bill Maher, Kate Clinton, Dennis Miller, Sandra Tsing Loh, kd lang, Andy Borowitz and Paul Krassner. He's done several shows with The Pixies' Frank Black, swapping songs in a solo acoustic setting. His up-to-the-moment topical songs are featured on American Public Media's syndicated broadcast "Weekend America" and Sirius Radio's "West Coast Live."

 

 

 

 

 Fluid Edges‌: JoAnne Schiavone

September 3–September 25, 2009

Artist and York College Professor JoAnne Schiavone has recently been awarded the prestigious MFA Grant from The Joan Mitchell Foundation. This grant is given in recognition of artistic quality to artists chosen from a body of candidates put forth by nominators from the academic art community across the United States. Her exhibition Fluid Edges on display in the Brossman Gallery from September 3 -25 features work from her MFA Thesis dealing with “nature and the recycled leftovers of our material culture.” Schiavone is concerned with sustaining “an environmentally ethical lifestyle” and she is particularly interested in the power of water and “the edges between the sand and the ocean, the bank and the river, the rock and the stream.”

 

 

 

 

Three Artists and their Collectives

September 3–September 25, 2009

Beth Heinly, Dustin Metz and Manya Scheps each participate in one of Philadelphia’s collectives. Their art spans the breadth of what’s being produced by young artists in Philly—from painting on wood and canvas to comic book art to conceptual projects that are humorous social satires. Heinly (BFA, Art Academy of Cincinnati, 2003) is a comix artist and member of Philly Comix Jam as well as the Little Berlin collective. Dustin Metz constructs paintings that are sculptural and dreamy. An affiliate of FLUXspace, Metz (BFA, Tyler, 2006) is organizing a series of panel discussions this fall to introduce the collectives to each other and to others in the Philly art world. Manya Scheps is a printmaker (BFA, UPenn, 2009) and member of the PIFAS group. Her most recent project is with the Poached Pack collective.

 

 

 

The Emergence of the Philadelphia Artist Collective‌: Roberta Fallon

September 3, 2009

Roberta Fallon is an artist and critic whose influential online art criticism publication, Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof’s Artblog, co-written by her long-time friend and collaborator Libby Rosof, has been named one of the top art blogs by Art In America and receives about 55,000 hits per month. The Artblog reviews exhibitions from all over the world, but its central focus is on the flourishing contemporary artistic culture of Philadelphia. Her lecture, The Emergence of the Philadelphia Artist Collective, coincides with the opening of an exhibition she has curated at York College featuring artists Beth Heinly, Dustin Metz, and Manya Scheps who are all young recent BFA recipients affiliated with artist collaboratives in Philadelphia.