Past Shows From 2012-2014

FOE: A Site-Specific Installation by Artist-In-Resident: Wayne White

April 4-May 20, 2014

Artist Wayne White, best known as the puppeteer/set designer for Pee Wee’s Playhouse, will be bringing his boundless imagination to York College for a month to construct a large-scale public art installation in Gallery Hall on the 3rd Floor of Marketview Arts, located across from the Central Market at 37 W. Philadelphia Street in downtown York. Four years ago, White was invited to develop a site-specific work of art at Rice University, an important venue for installation art. For inspiration, White used a line from a song by country singer George Jones, a native of Houston, TX where Rice University is located. The exhibition was called “Big Lectric Fan to Keep Me Cool While I Sleep” and featured what White called “the world’s largest George Jones head.” Since then, White has created spectacular large-scale installations at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. White transforms the spaces and creates fun environments for viewers to enter into that in some way reflect his interest in and respect for the history and heritage of the region where he is exhibiting. Reflecting the spirit of York will be White’s next challenge and his response to this challenge will be open to the public on April 4 for the First Friday Art Walk in downtown York. Come see what aspect of York captures the imagination of the Emmy-award winning creative genius behind the sets and puppets of Pee Wee’s playhouse. “This is fun; it’s entertaining. It crosses the realms of art and entertainment. It’s puppetry. It’s a carnival. It’s fun for all ages. I hope it triggers something different for everyone who takes it in.” – Wayne White (speaking about his exhibition Big Lectric Fan to Keep Me Cool While I Sleep.)

 

 

  

Fine Art Senior Exhibition

May 2-12, 2014

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 while the exhibition requires them to make aesthetic choices in how to best present their work in a gallery setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne White: Masterworks Exhibition

March 12-April 24, 2014

Wayne White is an artist who has worn many hats; art director, illustrator, puppeteer, set designer, cartoonist, sculptor and painter. This exhibition focuses mainly on a selection of White’s signature word paintings featuring oversized, three-dimensional text painstakingly integrated into vintage landscape reproductions, but also includes other works on paper and small sculpture. The messages found in the text in White’s word paintings are sometimes confrontational and abrasive, but also though-provoking and almost always humorous, with Wayne pointing a finger at vanity, ego, and his memories of the South. His respect for the tradition of American landscape painting is apparent, even as he transforms them with his irreverent wit. A recent exhibition by White at Western Project in Los Angeles was called, “a tour de force display of artistic virtuosity” by Los Angeles Times critic David Pagel. In the last ten years White has shown his word paintings in 18 solo exhibitions in galleries and museums from New York City to Naples, Italy and 35 group exhibitions in every region of the United States plus Canada and Switzerland.  “I'm often as frustrated at the world as most people are. But I think frustration is hilarious. One of my missions is to bring humor into fine art. It's sacred.” – Wayne White

 

 

 

 

 

Graphic Design Senior Symposium (powered by PechaKucha)

April 5, 2014

This exciting event offers our graduating seniors in Graphic Design an opportunity to present themselves as professionals to a large public audience near the end of their college education. The seniors work collaboratively during their final semester to refine their creative vision and presentation skills. The event begins with a breakfast reception in the Waldner Performing Arts Center (WPAC) 1st Floor lobby at 9:15am. The PechaKucha presentations begin at 10:00 a.m. and are followed after lunch by the Open Portfolio Review at 1:00 p.m.

The PechaKucha presentation format allows the speaker to show 20 slides and speak about each for 20 seconds. The original PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. We have adopted this format so that each graduating senior designer can spend 6 minutes and 40 seconds explaining their work and giving valuable insight into their creative process. This is followed at 1pm by the Portfolio Review in which visitors, having heard the students speak about their work, can experience the physical existence of each student’s strongest work.

 

 

 

 

Center for Professional Excellence Artist Lecture

Wayne White: You’re Supposed to Act All Impressed

April 2, 2014

In the documentary film about his life, Beauty Is Embarrassing, artist Wayne White gleefully mocks the F. Scott Fitzgerald quote that “there are no second acts in American lives.” White, who is in his mid-fifties, is enjoying a very successful second act as a painter, sculptor, and public installation artist after first establishing himself in the entertainment industry in his twenties as the Emmy award-winning puppeteer and set designer for Pee Wee’s Playhouse, which he often refers to as a “downtown New York art project disguised as a children’s show.” He also supplied the voices for several characters on the show and worked on several other shows including Beakman’s World and The Weird Al Show. White is also known as the art director of two ground-breaking music videos; Peter Gabriel’s “Big Time” and Smashing Pumpkins’ “Tonight, Tonight,” for which he won Billboard and MTV Music Awards respectively.

In his second act, White has had great success as a fine artist whose paintings, sculptures and public installation works have been shown internationally. White’s life and work have been chronicled in the 2009 monograph Maybe Now I’ll Get the Respect I So Richly Deserve edited by Todd Oldham, and in the 2012 documentary film Beauty Is Embarrassing by Neil Berkeley. 

 

 

 

 

Film: Beauty is Embarrassing (The Wayne White Story)

March 20, 2014

 “This movie ought to be required viewing, not just for Oscar voters but for every aspiring artist wondering how to build a life doing what they love. Beauty is Embarrassing isn't simply a testament to the talents of Wayne White; it's a snapshot of the ways in which creativity and the business of daily living can be inseparably fused.” – Elina Shatkin, Los Angeles Magazine

Beauty Is Embarrassing tells the irreverent and inspiring story of Wayne White, a one-of-a-kind visual artist and raconteur. The film, directed by Neil Berkeley, traces White’s career from an underground cartoonist in New York’s East Village to his big break as a designer, puppeteer and voice-over actor on Pee-wee’s Playhouse for which he won three Emmy’s. It follows Wayne’s success designing and animating for other children’s shows like Beakman’s World and music videos for The Smashing Pumpkins (“Tonight, Tonight”) and Peter Gabriel (“Big Time”) through a dark period of struggle and self-reflection before emerging in his present-day incarnation as a respected painter and performer. The film, like White, embraces the ragged edges and messy contradictions of life, art, and family with rabid humor and honesty.
White, an artist-in-residence at York College for the month of March, answered questions at the end of the film. A reception for his exhibition in the York College Galleries, Masterworks: 2000 – 2013, preceded the viewing of the film in the Wolf Hall lobby.

 

 

 

Salon des Refusés

February 7-21, 2014
York College Galleries at Marketview Arts

This second annual display of student artwork acknowledges that exhibition jurors don’t always get it right. The Salon Des Refusés, or “Exhibition of Rejects” has a rich history. The famous Paris Salon Des Refusés of 1863 included Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass and Whistler’s Symphony in White, No. 1: The White Girl. Though not as famous as those examples, many student works of art that are highly regarded by our faculty are rejected each year for inclusion in our Annual Juried Student Exhibition. This exhibition seeks to right that perceived wrong and give all rejected works an opportunity to be seen. We invite the campus community and interested public to visit both exhibitions, make comparisons, and determine how well our jurors handled the task of choosing the best work. The accepted works will be shown in the Annual Juried Student Exhibition in the York College Galleries from January 23 – February 6, while the Salon Des Refusés officially opens in the York College Studios at Marketview Arts on February 7 as part of downtown York’s First Friday Art Walk. While our jurors have the honor and responsibility of selecting award winners for the Juried Student Exhibition, all First Friday visitors are given the opportunity to vote for the award winners in the Salon Des Refusés. 

 

 

   

Graphic Design Senior Exhibition

February 14-27, 2014

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, demonstrating the artistic and conceptual growth they have achieved in our program before leaving to pursue careers as professional graphic designers. The projects exhibited begin with the introduction of a common design problem, which the students interpret individually and then spend a semester conceiving of and developing their projects. The Art Division faculty votes for the projects they feel have the strongest balance of concept, craft, color, typography, and design. 

Unlike recent years, the seniors will not be giving presentations the evening of the reception. Instead, they will be presenting their work and showing their portfolios at the first annual Senior PechaKucha and Portfolio Review on April 5 at 10am.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Student Juried Exhibition

January 23–February 6, 2014

The Annual Juried Student Exhibition features selected work from students taking courses in fine art and graphic design at York College. Students may submit up to four entries in each category (fine art and graphic design) for consideration and our guest jurors select works that are exceptional, represent our program, and exhibit well together. This year our graphic design jurors are the Baltimore design duo known as Post Typography, Bruce Willen and Nolen Strals, and our fine art juror is Philadelphia painter/photographer Diane Burko.

Strals and Willen originally conceived of Post Typography as an avante-garde anti-design movement when they were classmates at Maryland Institute College of Art. In 2007, Strals and Willen incorporated Post Typography as a full-time design studio, and since then have won numerous design awards and have had their work featured in publications such as Phaidon’s Area 2, Taschen’s Contemporary Graphic Design, and Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips’ Graphic Design: The New Basics.

Diane Burko is a painter and photographer whose current work, Politics of Snow, investigates historical comparisons of global climate change through images culled from glacial geological data recorded throughout the world. Recently Burko raised more than $15,000 online to participate with 20 other artists and scientists on a three week expedition around Svalbard – an international territory 10 degrees south of the North Pole and 400 miles north of Norway. 

 

  

Senior Fine Art & Graphic Design Exhibition

December 6–17, 2013

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. The presentations allow the seniors to deliver a professional lecture on their current work before a large public audience while the exhibition requires them to make aesthetic choices in how to best present their work in a gallery setting. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post Typography: Greatest Misses Lecture

December 3, 2013 

Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen of the Baltimore design studio Post Typography give a behind-the-scenes peek at the design process, illustrated with never-before-seen projects that fell short, missed the mark, or were blown off-target by the fickle winds of client taste.

Originally conceived as an avant-garde anti-design movement, Post Typography specializes in graphic design, conceptual typography, and custom lettering/illustration with additional forays into art, apparel, music, curatorial work, design theory, and vandalism. Founding partners Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen have collaborated on design, art, and music projects for more than twelve years, beginning with hand-printed concert posters and progressing to higher profile design and illustration projects for clients such as the New York Times, U.S.  Green Building Council, John Legend & The Roots, and Penguin Books. Post Typography’s work has received numerous design awards and has been recognized by the Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, Print Magazine, the Society of News Design, and the Society of Publication Designers among many others. Strals and Willen teach classes in designand typography at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and are authors of Lettering & Type, a book on lettering and typeface design, published by Princeton Architectural Press.

 

  

 

Diane Burko: Polar Perspectives Lecture

November 20, 2013

 "Diane's work connects us to the enormity of what is happening in the natural world and the amazing speed with which these changes are taking place. Even as Diane documents how things are changing, she also reminds us of the stunning beauty of nature - and, in turn, the urgency of doing everything in our power to protect it." – Eileen Claussen, president of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Since 2006, Diane Burko has been developing Politics of Snow, a project investigating the historical comparisons of global climate change through images culled from glacial geological data recorded throughout the world. The intentions of her practice today are rooted in confronting issues of geological/chronological time – past, present and future. She continues to invent strategies to that end that remain rooted in the tradition of painting while simultaneously integrating 21st century informational sources to address climate concerns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gus Mazzocca: 4 Decades/ 4 Generations

October 3–November 16, 2013

Gus Mazzocca is a dynamic printmaker who has been making narrative work that vibrates with life, humor, and wit for more than four decades. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions at galleries and museums in Austria, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, Japan, and the United States.  His work is particularly appreciated in Poland where he was awarded a Doctor of Arts (honoris causa) from the Akademi Sztuk Pieknych w Krakowie (The Art Academy of Krakow.) He is a professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut, where he retired last year after 42 years of teaching. This retrospective exhibition celebrates Mazzocca’s career accomplishments as an artist and mentor. Selections from Mazzocca’s prolific career as a printmaker will occupy the Cora Miller Gallery, while the Brossman Gallery will feature the work of four of Mazzocca’s former students, each representing a generation of students. Michael Maslin, longtime cartoonist for the New Yorker, represents the 1970s. Aron Namenwirth, a professional artist living in Brooklyn, represents the 1980s. Tyler Starr, an assistant professor of printmaking at Davidson College, represents the 1990s, and Kristi Arnold, who is completing her PhD work in Australia, represents the 2000s.  

 

 

 

 

 

Carol Prusa: Liminal Worlds

August 22–September 26, 2013

“My constructed domes are provocative symbols that invoke the idea of the universe and physical objects that allude to real-life structures. In my “canopies,” I explore a number of mathematical models that physicists developed to explain our universe. The mathematics of my expressed geometries offer a spiritual force that organizes structures from the microscopic to the political. Here, geometry isn't simply abstract but creates a real world, sustained by its own logic. As artists and scientists seek to explain our place, I join the most advanced daydreamers – those who imaginatively visualize a creative matrix and explore otherworldly possibilities – those who embrace indeterminacy and the fundamentally unstable boundaries between infinitesimal and immeasurable realms.”— Carol Prusa

Carol Prusa’s recent work, on display in this exhibition, consists of acrylic hemispheres ranging from bowl-sized to five feet in diameter, articulated with silverpoint drawing and graphite on the convex illuminated surfaces, punctuated by patterns of fiber optic lights. Prusa was recently named an “Artist to Watch” by Art Economist Magazine. In their profile of her work, contributing editor Kara Walker Tomé writes, “Carol Prusa creates a new vision of the powers of the universe in each artwork she makes. Inspired by cosmology and all of the natural sciences, Prusa creatively explores these practices, arriving at pictorially stunning re-interpretations of their theories.” 

 

  

 

‌Andi Steele: Emanate

August 22–September 26, 2013

 “Using linear materials, I divide existing spaces, blocking areas and creating new places to enter. I am interested in the reaction and response of the individual when they are confronted with change, presented with the unexpected, when they encounter something that shifts how they perceive their environment.” – Andi Steele

Andi Steele’s sculpture career began with a BFA in graphic design from the University of South Carolina (1994). The discovery of papermaking during her last year at USC led her to Penland School of Crafts, where she studied blacksmithing and papermaking. She lived and worked at Penland for six years, two as part of the Core Student Fellowship Program (98-99). At Penland, Andi developed an appreciation for craftsmanship and making by hand; an understanding she applied to her MFA studies in sculpture at the University of Georgia (2004).

At UGA, Andi shifted her focus from making figure-based objects to creating environments where the viewer became the active figure. This concept, combined with investigation of new materials, in particular monofilament, has evolved into her current series of work. Believing in the importance of craftsmanship and touching the work, she designs, fabricates, and travels to install all of her site-specific installations and large-scale sculptures, which she exhibits nationally.

 

 

 

 

Drive By Press

September 5–6, 2013

Drive By Press was created to educate and share the contemporary practice of printmaking with students and art audiences across America. It began with an etching press in the back of a truck and a collection of 200 contemporary American prints but has evolved to three mobile operations, over 260 schools visited, and 250,000 miles traveled.  DBP now boasts the largest known contemporary printmaking collection. Included are works from professional artists, print publishers, professors, graduate and undergraduate students in various print media.  The goal of DBP is to demonstrate the power of the multiple, educating students in a variety of techniques, and shedding light on current trends in printmaking – the things that are happening right now across America. DBP loves the opportunity to share the prints, techniques, artists, and stories from the road with students. DBP is a self- funded endeavor solely surviving on small visiting artists honorariums from schools and from the sales of printing wood blocks on paper and t-shirts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Typorama 3.0

June 12–July 11, 2013

Do you think typography is about boring newspapers, snooty monogramed towels and annoying web banners? Change your perception by checking out the Third Annual Typorama Exhibition. Conceived and created by the Graphic Design program’s Typography II students at YCP, these experimental type-driven projects push the boundaries of traditional typographic form. Whether utilitarian or frivolous, funny or serious, flat or dimensional, each project will make you think about these overly-familiar forms in new ways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Annual Appell Arts Fellow Exhibition: Rita King

June 12–July 11, 2013

Since receiving her BA in fine art from York College in 2010, Rita King has been an important figure in the York art scene while also building a reputation beyond York as an exciting young artist. As a senior at York College, King won the Best In Show award at the Juried Student Exhibition for the second year in a row. She was also awarded First Place in the Annual Senior Show and was named the Rozella Suzanne Olp Anstine Visual Arts Award winner. Since then, King has exhibited at the Columbia Arts Festival in Columbia, MD, City Arts Gallery and The Parliament House in York, and was featured in the national juriedYoung Artists Exhibition at the Washington Art Association in Washington Depot, CT. She also earned a residency at the Vermont Studio Center during Summer 2012, and has been the curator for The Parliament since 2011.

In 2012, King was awarded the first Appell Arts Fellowship, a residency program open to recent York College graduates that provides housing, parking, studio space, and a stipend. This exhibition is the culmination of a year’s worth of artistic production made possible by this fellowship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrating Mental Health Awareness

May 23–31, 2013

This exhibition features creative expressions in paint, clay, textile, photography, and mixed media produced by residents of York and Adams counties who are living with mental illness. The exhibit was organized by Bell Socialization Services to honor Mental Health Month (May.) Bell Socialization Services, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization based in York, PA, which offers housing support and basic living skills building to individuals living with mental illness, people with intellectual disabilities and homeless families. Bell’s mission is to “provide an environment of support and empowerment where people can improve their quality of living.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fine Art Senior Exhibition

May 3–11, 2013

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 while the exhibition requires them to make aesthetic choices in how to best present their work in a gallery setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graphic Design Senior Exhibition

April 19–26, 2013

 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 while the exhibition requires them to make aesthetic choices in how to best present their work in a gallery setting. During the opening reception, the senior designers also show their final design portfolios.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Juried Student Exhibition

March 21–April 9, 2013

The Annual Juried Student Exhibition features selected work from students taking courses in fine art and graphic design at York College. Students submit their works of fine art and graphic design for consideration and guest jurors select works that are exceptional, represent our program, and exhibit well together. This year our jurors are Paul Sahre, who will make graphic design selections, and Moe Brooker, who will make fine art selections.

Paul Sahre is a graphic designer, illustrator, lecturer, author, and teaches graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Sahre established his New York studio in 1997. The balance he strikes between commercial and personal projects is evident in the physical layout of his workspace: part design studio, part silkscreen lab, part classroom. In one room he designs and prints posters (some of which are in the permanent collection at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum) for various off-off Broadway theaters, while in the other room he is busy designing book covers for authors such as Rick Moody, Chuck Klosterman, Ben Marcus and Ernest Hemingway.

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Sahre Lecture

March 12, 2013

Graphic designer, illustrator, lecturer, educator and author Paul Sahre established his New York studio in 1997. While consciously maintaining a small office, Sahre has nevertheless built a large presence in American graphic design. The balance he strikes between commercial and personal projects is evident in the physical layout of his workspace: part design studio, part silkscreen lab, part classroom. In one room he designs and prints posters (some of which are in the permanent collection at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum) for various off-off Broadway theaters, while in the other room he is busy designing book covers for authors such as Rick Moody, Chuck Klosterman, Ben Marcus and Ernest Hemingway. Sahre is also a frequent visual contributor to The New York Times. He is the author of Leisurama Now: The Beach House for Everyone, 1964-_______, a loving look at a short-lived product of early ‘60s consumer optimism: affordable middle-class summer homes. Sahre received his BFA and MFA from Kent State and teaches graphic design at the School of Visual Arts. He lectures extensively all over the world. He is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale.

 

 

 

 

Fall 2012 Senior Exhibition

December 7–18, 2012

‌‌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. The presentations allow the seniors to deliver a professional lecture on their current work before a large public audience while the exhibition requires them to make aesthetic choices in how to best present their work in a gallery setting. This event is open to the public and will be followed by an opening reception for the Senior Exhibition in the Wolf Hall lobby.  Awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. in the Cora Miller Gallery. 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

‌Gordon Parks: Crossroads

October 4–November 14, 2012

This year marks the centennial of the birth of Gordon Parks, a poet, novelist, composer, musician, filmmaker, and seminal figure of twentieth century photography. Parks was born in Fort Scott, Kansas in 1912. He purchased his first camera in a pawn shop in 1938 and taught himself how to use it, beginning a career that included working for the Farm Security Administration (F.S.A.), Vogue magazine, and Life Magazine, where he broke the color barrier to become the first African American staff photographer and writer for what was then the world’s most prominent photojournalism publication. Parks was a humanitarian and an activist and his work often championed social justice and equality. While he is primarily known for his photography, Parks also wrote and directed several films, includingShaft, a major success. He also played jazz piano, composed and choreographed a ballet, published several books of poetry, and wrote a novel. This exhibition features Parks’ most famous photographs such as American Gothic, Washington D.C., The esteemed photographer and art historian Dr. Deborah Willis will lecture about Parks’ work on October 4 at 7pm. There will be a reception with refreshments preceding the lecture at 6:30pm in the Wolf Hall lobby.

 

 

 

 

 

Hasan Elahi: An Undisclosed Location

October 4–November 14, 2012

‌Hasan Elahi is currently Associate Professor of Art at University of Maryland where he is Director of Digital Cultures and Creativity in the Honors College. He is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been presented in numerous exhibitions at venues such as SITE Santa Fe, Centre Georges Pompidou, Sundance Film Festival, Kassel Kulturbahnhof, The Hermitage, and at the Venice Biennale. Elahi was recently invited to speak about his work at the Tate Modern, Einstein Forum, the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and at TED Global. His awards include grants from the Creative Capital Foundation, Art Matters Foundation, and a Ford Foundation/Phillip Morris National Fellowship. His work is frequently in the media and has been covered by The New York Times, Forbes, Wired, CNN, ABC, CBS, NPR, and has appeared on Al Jazeera, Fox News, and on The Colbert Report. In 2010, he was an Alpert/MacDowell Fellow and in 2009, was Resident Faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He currently lives outside of Washington, DC roughly equidistant from the CIA, FBI, and NSA headquarters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art! Music! Politics! Satire!

with artist/designer Robbie Conal and singer/songwriter Roy Zimmerman   

October 17, 2012

Robbie Conal and Roy Zimmerman promote social/political change through biting satire, Zimmerman with his guitar and witty lyrics and Conal with his wheat paste and posters featuring grotesque depictions of political figures. Conal is a poster artist living in Los Angeles whose work has been featured in numerous publications, including Time,NewsweekNew York Times, and Los Angeles Times. He recently appeared as himself along with Shepard Fairey and other guerrilla artists on the television show The Simpsons. Roy Zimmerman is a singer/songwriter from Marin County, California. Joni Mitchell says, “Roy’s lyrics move beyond poetry to achieve perfection.” The Los Angeles Times says, “Zimmerman displays lacerating wit and keen awareness of society’s foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer.” Zimmerman’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime and he has shared stages with George Carlin, Bill Maher, Dennis Miller, Bill Clinton and kd Lang among others. He has done several shows with The Pixies’ Frank Black. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking of Gordon Parks: Deborah Willis 

October 4, 2012

Deborah Willis, Ph.D, is the Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and has an affiliated appointment as a University Professor with the College of Arts and Sciences, Africana Studies. She was a 2005 Guggenheim Fellow and Fletcher Fellow, and a 2000 MacArthur Fellow, as well as the 1996 recipient of the Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation award. She has pursued a dual professional career as an art photographer and as one of the nation's leading historians of African American photography and curator of African American culture. Professor Willis has just received the honored educator award at the Society for Photographic Education.

Exhibitions of her work include: A Sense of Place, Frick, University of Pittsburgh, 2005; Regarding Beauty, University of Wisconsin, 2003; Embracing Eatonville, Light Works, Syracuse, NY, 2003-4; HairStories, Scottsdale Contemporary Art Museum, Scottsdale, AZ 2003-4; The Comforts of Home, Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, VA, 1999; Re/Righting History: Counternarratives by Contemporary African-American Artists, Katonah Museum of Art, 1999; Memorable Histories and Historic Memories, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 1998; Cultural Baggage, Rice University, Houston, TX, 1995.

 

 

 

 

 

Tyler Starr: Lover's Leap

August 24–September 21, 2012

Tyler Starr received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota. In 1998, Starr was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland. In March 2011, he graduated with a PhD in Studio Arts from the Tokyo University of Fine Arts, where he was a recipient of the Japanese Ministry of Education Scholarship. His work has been featured in numerous exhibits including the International Biennial of Contemporary Prints-Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Liège, Belgium, the 2nd Bangkok Triennial International Print and Drawing Exhibition, and the Tokyo Wonderwall 2009 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo Japan. Tyler was the recipient of a 2011 Grant Wood Fellowship at the University of Iowa where he developed a new body of artwork using skills and concepts learned in Japan, applied to American subject matter. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Davidson College in North Carolina.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miki Kato-Starr: Message from Japan

August 24–September 21, 2012

Miki Kato-Starr was born in 1975 in Sweden and raised in Japan. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland. She received her MFA from the University of Minnesota in Printmaking. In 2005 she was an Artist in Residency at Art Studio Itsukaichi in Tokyo. Miki has exhibited internationally in Canada, Estonia, Holland, Japan, Poland, and Turkey. This will be her first solo exhibition in the United States.

“Art is a visual voice that can communicate without actual language. I am fluent in three spoken languages that lead to the exploring of cultural boundaries in my works. Born in Sweden to a Japanese father and a Polish mother and raised in Japan, my childhood was a constant journey of searching for identity. My installation for this exhibition reflects this feeling of displacement. The folded paper boats arranged on the floor are made from the paper used by movers to wrap my belongings when I left Japan for the U.S. last fall to escape the threat of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident. My artwork has changed as a result of this accident because my life has changed. I need to address current problems in Japan in my work in an effort to learn from them.”
— Miki Kato-Starr

 

 

‌Drive By Press

September 6–September 7, 2012

Drive By Press was created to educate and share the contemporary practice of printmaking with students and art audiences across America. It began with an etching press in the back of a truck and a collection of 200 contemporary American prints but has evolved to three mobile operations, over 260 schools visited, and 250,000 miles traveled.  DBP now boasts the largest known contemporary printmaking collection. Included are works from professional artists, print publishers, professors, graduate and undergraduate students in print media.  The goal of DBP is to demonstrate the power of the multiple, educating students in various techniques, and shedding light on current trends in printmaking – the things that are happening right now across America. DBP loves the opportunity to share the prints, techniques, artists, and stories from the road with students. DBP is a self- funded endeavor solely surviving on small visiting artists honorariums from schools and from the sales of printing wood blocks on paper and t-shirts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Annual Typorama

June 11–July 5, 2012

Do you think typography is about boring newspapers, snooty monogramed towels and annoying web banners?

Change your perception by checkingout the Second Annual Typorama Exhibition in the York College Galleries.

Conceived and created by the Graphic Design program's Typography II students at YCP, these experimental type-driven projects push the boundaries of traditional typographic form. Whether utilitarian or frivolous, funny or serious, flat or dimensional, each project will make you think about these overly-familiar forms in new ways.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Celebrating Mental Health Recovery

May 17–May 31, 2012

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 17, 5:00pm: Wolf Hall Lobby
Candlelight Vigil: Thursday, May 17, 6:00pm: Gallery
Awards Ceremony: Friday, May 18, 1:00pm: Gallery‌

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fine Art Senior Exhibition

April 13–21, 2012, York College Galleries
April 27–May 8, 2012, Marketview Arts! (Downtown York)

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 while the exhibition requires them to make aesthetic choices in how to best present their work in a gallery setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Annual Juried Student Exhibition

March 15–April 3, 2012


The Annual Juried Student Exhibition features selected work from students taking courses in fine art and graphic design at York College. Students submit their works of fine art and graphic design for consideration and guest jurors select works that are exceptional, represent our program, and exhibit well together. This year our jurors were Ellen Lupton, who made graphic design selections, and Rena Hoisington, who made fine art selections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D. Lance Vickery and Jenny K. Hager: Intimate Duet

January 24–February 22, 2012

“The contemporary sculptor is on a continuous journey, searching always for one sculptural component's perfect counterpoint - a soulmate in form for this small wooden element, a companion to the linear quality of a steel cable, or the quintessential material that will complement the warmth of a bronze cast. This exhibition is a duet - a celebration of two entities uniting in harmony. Vickery and Hager (sculptors and husband and wife) strive to work in concert with each other through the vocabulary of materials and the language of sculpture.” – Jenny K. Hager.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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‌Jenny K. Hager: Flight Lab

January 24–February 22, 2012

“The inventor who works in this laboratory is a pseudo-scientist who is interested in achieving flight through the mechanics of swimming. Through the exploration of ideas, sketches, and models, the inventor studies possible methods of achieving flight by these means. Flight Lab references the dream and the tool used to achieve flight, the flight suit. Upon entering the dark gallery, the viewer sees a video projection of someone wearing a white form-fitting suit and white aviator goggles, flying through empty space. The suit has webbed feet and webbed hands".