York College Galleries


Entang Wiharso: A Thousand Kilometers
September 3 – October 16, 2021
York College Galleries (campus)
Marketview Arts (downtown)

Artist Lecture: Thursday, September 16, 5:30PM, DeMeester Recital Hall (campus community), Zoom
Public Reception: Friday, September 17, 6:00PM, Marketview Arts (open to all)

A 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, Entang Wiharso is widely regarded as one of Indonesia’s most important contemporary artists. The title of his exhibition at York College, A Thousand Kilometers, refers to the construction of the Daendels Road in Indonesia during the Dutch occupation and how this history has been retold to suit the needs of the teller. The exhibition addresses the dangers and consequences of altered facts and how often the difference between the truth and lies is just an illusion to create comfort.

Maintaining studios in both Indonesia and the U.S., Wiharso’s life and immediate family are bicultural, biracial and the inheritors of diverse religious and spiritual legacies. Recent work focuses on the duality of cultures and experiences in his two homelands, building on ideas that connect spirituality and transcendence with national narratives about progress and destiny through a sustained exploration of landscape and geopolitical structures.”A Thousand Kilometers” is a multi-venue exhibition, spanning our campus galleries in Wolf Hall as well as downtown at Marketview Arts. The exhibition includes large-scale paintings, wall relief sculptures, and standing sculptures.

Physical attendance at this lecture is limited to members of the York College community, but there will be a public reception at Marketview Arts on Friday, September 17 from 6 – 8 PM for community members who would like to engage with the artist. As always, masks are required in all York College buildings, including Marketview Arts, regardless of vaccination status.If you have questions about the exhibition, including scheduling guided tours for your students, please contact Gallery Director Matthew Clay-Robison at mclayrob@ycp.edu.To register for this event: https://ycp.zoom.us/…/tJ0tcOGrrjIpG91TTcftbiJ_aZhPVNf1QgMz


The Fine Art Senior Exhibition opened Friday, April 30 both in our galleries on campus and online.

The physical exhibition has ended but you can still view the Virtual Exhibition.


Bound to Happen: Graphic Design Senior Exhibition:

Spring 2021 Graphic Design Senior Presentations:

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