Current Exhibitions (on campus and downtown)
Matthew Apol: HASHTAGSIX (Annual Appell Fellowship Exhibition)
June 7 – July 7, 2018
Cora Miller Gallery (on campus)
Artist Talk: Thursday, June 7, 5:30 PM, DeMeester Recital Hall (Reception from 5-7pm)
In May 2017, Matthew Apol was awarded the sixth annual Appell Arts Fellowship, an 11 month residency program awarded to a graduate of York College’s art program.
HASHTAG SIX is a extensive display of the work Matthew produced over the past 11 months as the 2017-2018 Appell Fellow.
Matthew Apol is a 2007 graduate who worked as a graphic designer and fitness professional in New York before returning to Pennsylvania in early 2016 to immerse himself in York’s burgeoning art scene. His work has recently been exhibited in various York City art galleries and businesses as well as the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg. Matthew was recently accepted into Syracuse University’s graduate painting program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. He will begin his MFA program in August, 2018.
June 7 – July 7, 2018
Brossman Gallery (on campus)
Reception: June 7, 5:00 – 7:00PM
Showcasing the typographic work of students, Typorama demonstrates the varied media use and experimentation of our Graphic Design program. Well-steeped in typographic history, usage and process, students engage in wordplay, expression and analysis of form, all in a distinctively letter-based way. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, and always with the viewer in mind, students challenge themselves to create pieces that push the limits of their creativity, ability and command of language. Graphic Designers at YCP are taught the importance of self-initiated creative work as an integral part of doing excellent client-driven work. Typorama gives us a peek at their inquiry.
Dan Lobdell: City Facades & Surfaces
June 1 – 26, 2018
Artist Talk/Reception: Saturday, June 23, 11:00 AM
Over the last four years I’ve been photographing late–19th and early–20th century building facades in Rust Belt cities such as Buffalo, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland. This work is part of a longer-term project dealing with the landscape of America’s industrial heartland. The buildings represent a range of architectural styles including Renaissance Revival, Beaux Arts, Art Deco, and early Modernist. They housed institutions and businesses during a period when the Rust Belt cities were at their height of economic and political power. More recently, these communities have struggled to deal with the effects of de-industrialization, diminishing populations, and general urban decline. My goal is to investigate how these buildings, in their stateliness and various degrees of disrepair, engage with the environment of this new urban reality. So far, I’ve learned a few things about this region — first and foremost, that not all Rust Belt cities are the same. While some, such as Detroit, have suffered a great deal due to the near collapse of a single industry (an industrial/economic mono–culture), other cities have been able to develop new types of enterprises grounded in existing institutions such as hospitals and universities. Pittsburgh, a prime example of the latter, has a thriving downtown area with outer neighborhoods that are stable and livable from a middle class perspective. However, most of the cities I’ve photographed fall between these two extremes, where multiple attempts at revitalization exist in near proximity to structures that are neglected and left to decay. It’s this moment of instability and change in the human ecology of the old industrial city that interests me most. I believe that this is an important time to document these places, and that careful photographic description is a mode that meshes well with the current visual reality, as well as with the long industrial, technological, and design histories of these places. — Dan Lobdell
War of the Roses
June 1 – 22, 2018
Gallery Hall (3rd Floor, Marketview Arts)
560 years after the original Wars of the Roses began in medieval England, a new clash is brewing between the House of York and the House of Lancaster. Wearing the badge of the White Rose, select artists of York will engage in a visual skirmish with their counterparts of Lancaster, who march west on Route 30 under the banner of the Red Rose. An occasion more for sibling revelry than rivalry, participants will be selected by curators from York and Lancaster who will raid each other’s vibrant art community to assemble a group of artists worthy of their royal inheritance.
Matthew Apol: EXTENSIONS
June 1 – 26, 2018
Coni Wolf Gallery (2nd Floor, Marketview Arts)
EXTENSIONS is essentially the B-side to Matthew Apol’s HASHTAGSIX exhibition in the York College Galleries on campus. As the artist explains, “This exhibition features some outlier studies and experimental pieces that I made this past year that doesn’t really fit with the bulk of my work thematically.”
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