Current Exhibitions (on campus and downtown)
COVID-19 related modifications to our exhibition and event schedule are highlighted in red. We will post updates to our schedule as the situation evolves.
Annual Juried Student Exhibition (Cancelled. Images posted online)
March 20 – April 8, 2020, York College Galleries
Opening Reception: March 20, 5:00PM
This annual exhibition features works of art and design identified by guest jurors as the strongest work entered by students in our Fine Art and Graphic Design classes. Our original jurors were Briar Levit (Graphic Design) from Oregon and Deborah Dancy (Fine Art) from Connecticut, but we had to cancel their visits due to COVID-19. Luckily, we were able to hire two excellent local jurors, Jeremy Friend (Graphic Design) and Susan Scofield (Fine Art.) Since the York College campus will remain closed for the duration of the exhibition, images of student work selected by our jurors is being posted on Instagram.
Taring Padi: Art Smashing Tyranny (Postponed Indefinitely)
March 24 – May 23, 2020, Marketview Arts
Opening Reception: March 24, 5:00PM, Marketview Gallery (1st Floor)
The Look of Silence film viewing: March 26, 7:00PM, Humanities Bldg Rm 218
First Friday Reception with the artists: April 3, 5:00PM, Gallery Hall (3rd Floor)
Taring Padi is an underground activist artist collective in Yogyakarta, Indonesia that formed during the upheaval surrounding the fall of Suharto. Their work denounces corruption, environmental exploitation, inequality and violence while advocating for the poor and dispossessed. This exhibition and related events have been postponed. Given the current uncertainty, we’ll have to wait until the COVID-19 crisis has passed in both the U.S. and Indonesia before rescheduling these events.
Graphic Means, film screening, Q&A with Briar Levit (Q&A postponed indefinitely)
March 11, 7:00 PM, DeMeester Recital Hall
Graphic Means is a feature-length documentary about the history of graphic design production after the letterpress, focusing on the phototypesetting era and the transition that occurred as a result of the Digital Revolution. A discussion/Q&A with Director and Producer Briar Levit will follow the film.
The film Graphic Means was shown on March 11 but Briar Levit was unable to join us. We are hoping to reschedule an event with Ms. Levit in the future.
Collision, a conversation with artist Deborah Dancy (Postponed Indefinitely)
March 12, 5:30 PM, Gallery Hall (3rd Floor,) Marketview Arts
Deborah Dancy, Fine Art Juror for YCP’s 2020 Annual Juried Student Exhibition, is an artist who works in a variety of media. Her paintings, drawings, artist books, photography and sculptural objects examine and mine abstraction’s potential to move across mediums and materials exploring subtlety and confrontation. In her work there is an undercurrent of nuance and tension, as if something is poised to happen. Paintings and drawings are constructed by tangential linear demarcations and erasures; abutting shapes and colors are inserted to provoke and entice, yet disrupt.
Dancy’s exhibition at Marketview Arts, Collision, combines three bodies of work; large, formally-driven abstract paintings; small found objects modified to explore issues around race and power; and collaged works on paper that create a bridge between the paintings and objects, referencing both the mark-making of the paintings and the sociopolitical content of the objects.
Deborah Dancy was born in Bessemer, Alabama and now lives in Storrs, Connecticut. Her work is represented by Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York; N’Namdi Contemporary Fine Art, Miami; K Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco; and Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado. Her work is in many public and private collections, including the Baltimore Museum of Art and Detroit Institute of Arts. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and Professor Emeritus at the University of Connecticut.
The March 12 event with Deborah Dancy had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. We are hoping to reschedule an event with Ms. Dancy in the future.
Upcoming Exhibitions & Events