Current Exhibitions (on campus and downtown)
Chris Dacre: Man Up (War is Fun!)
December 1, 2017 – January 20, 2018
Marketview Arts (Downtown)
Perspectives on Peace Lecture: Thursday, November 9, 7:00 p.m., Demeester Recital Hall
Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 8, 5:00 p.m.
Man Up!, a site-specific installation at Marketview Arts, is in many ways the long-awaited follow-up to Wayne White’s 2014 exhibition, FOE. Like White, Chris Dacre’s work is large-scale, playful, and involves community participation in the creation process. Dare was Artist-in Residence for November. His work draws on his experiences as a U.S. Army veteran, making satirical commentary on the complexities of war. Man Up! explores American notions of masculinity and patriotism and how that intersects with the military/industrial complex. Dacre also delivered the 3rd annual Perspectives on Peace lecture on November 9 in DeMeester Recital Hall.
Amy Boone-McCreesh: Taste and Privilege
November 8 – December 20, 2017
York College Galleries (Main Campus)
Lecture/Reception: Wednesday, November 8, 5:30 p.m., Demeester Recital Hall
Amy Boone-McCreesh is a York County native now based in Baltimore whose work has been featured in 11 solo and two-person exhibitions and 29 group exhibitions since earning her MFA six years ago, including shows in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. She has won several significant awards and in 2016/2017 served as Visiting Professor at Dickinson College. Taking inspiration from celebratory and funerary displays in various cultures, Amy explores decoration and human relationships in her work, which tends toward visual density with saturated color and abundant texture that sometimes challenges viewers’ spatial awareness.
December 1 – 21, 2017
1st Floor, Marketview Arts (Downtown)
Artist Reveal/Closing of Bids: December 21, 7:00PM
ANONYMOUS:YORK is a large group exhibition featuring work by a variety of regional, national, and internationally established artists Opening on Friday, December 1 at Marketview Arts. The show will run until Thursday, December 21. Names of exhibiting artists will be announced before the opening, but the identity of who created each work will remain anonymous until the final day of the exhibition. Each work will be made on 6 x 6 inch panels provided by our generous sponsor, Strathmore Artist Papers!
Patrons interested in purchasing works will have the chance to do so through an open silent auction over the duration of the show. Bidding on each piece will start at 50.00, but will not have a ceiling. Highest bidders will be able take art work home on the Thursday, Dec 21. The concept for Anonymous:York came from a spin off of a exhibtion origianlly organized by New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture.
Marketview Arts strives to bring new and innovative approaches in community engagement regarding the arts to York City’s downtown Arts District. Our ambition for exhibition programming and the printing of educational materials often exceeds our resources. Anonymous:York will be the first exhibition geared towards raising money to support our mission of providing an educational space for contemporary art in downtown York while also supporting the exhibiting artists.
Nick Gorbey: Lokahi (Fall Senior Solo Exhibition)
December 1 – 20, 2017
Coni Wolf Gallery (2nd Floor,) Marketview Arts (Downtown)
Artist Talk/Reception: Thursday, November 30, 4:00 p.m.
“As a young boy I was fascinated by the ocean and it’s mysteries. I spent most of my days playing in the sand and swimming way out past where I could stand. Spending my life this way I developed a great deal of respect for the ocean and its inhabitants. From that respect grew a knowledge of the role the ocean plays in the sustainability of life on this planet. I was eager to learn more and in my research I was particularly interested about the whales and their role which lead me to where I am today.
The project Lokahi focuses primarily on the whales and how they are being effected by underwater sound pollution. With big sources like high powered sonar they are bombarded daily with loud sounds while trying to navigate and survive. Sound is killing thousands of whales and we need the whales for the health of the earth. Whales balance the oceanic ecosystem which in return directly effects the health of the ocean and weather. Whales also help filter the air of carbon making it healthier for us to breathe. This project got its name Lokahi because in Hawaiian that means working together in harmony, and that is exactly what we need to do to fix this problem.” – Nick Gorbey ’17
Upcoming Exhibitions & Events