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York College Galleries to host two exhibitions from Jan. 24 – March 24

January 04, 2018
Left to right: Kate Kretz, Chaz Maviyane-Davies

York College Galleries will host two artist exhibitions from Jan. 24 – March 24. Kate Kretz’s “Common Denominator” will be featured in Cora Miller Gallery and Chaz Maviyane-Davies’ “Creative Defiance” will be exhibited in Brossman Gallery. “Common Denominator” will open with a reception at 5 p.m. on Jan. 24. In addition, Kretz will offer an artist talk at 5:30 p.m. and Maviyane-Davies at 7 p.m. on March 8 in DeMeester Recital Hall. A reception will be held in Wolf Hall Lobby from 6:30 – 7 p.m. that evening.

Kretz is an award-winning realist painter and mixed-media artist based in the Washington, D.C. region. In this exhibition, she combines several series, each exploring different subjects and mediums, to present a cohesive body of work that identifies a common denominator at the heart of much of the violence and oppression in the world. Kretz studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and earned a BFA from SUNY-Binghamton and MFA from the University of Georgia. Her work has appeared in nearly 100 international newspapers and has been featured in exhibitions at museums and galleries throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Born in Zimbabwe, he ran a design studio in Harare from 1983-2000 before leaving due to the political climate there. Through graphic design, Maviyan-Davies has addressed issues of consumerism, health and nutrition, social responsibility, environmentalism, human rights, and politics for more than 30 years. He is professor emeritus of design at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and his work is included in several international permanent collections. This exhibition features a selection of posters from his series, “A World of Questions,” that addresses a wide range of interdisciplinary issues that are of vital importance to humanity. 

The Cora Miller Gallery and Brossman Gallery are located within the Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall. Gallery Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Friday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For additional information on art exhibits, check the website at www.ycp.edu/york-college-galleries or call gallery director Matthew Clay-Robison at 717.815.6622.

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