Upcoming Exhibitions & Lectures

FAsenior2Fine Art Senior Exhibition
May 3 – 15, 2019
York College Galleries
Presentations/Reception:  May 3, 2019, 5:00 PM

The Fine Art Senior Exhibition features the work of fine art majors in their final semester at York College. The students present their senior bodies of work, demonstrating the artistic and conceptual growth they have achieved in our program before leaving to pursue careers in the arts. Award winners are selected by Division of Art faculty based on a variety of considerations including conceptual strength, skillful and inventive use of materials, thematic coherence, and the formal qualities of the work. This event begins with PechaKucha-style slide presentations in DeMeester Recital Hall followed by a reception in the York College Galleries.


1. Brent Brown puppetBrent Brown: Puppets
1st Floor, Marketview Arts
Exhibition: May 3 – June 1, 2019
Reception: May 3, 2019, 5:00 PM

Reading, PA-based artist Brent Brown makes puppets from corrugated board. Though a brain injury has made gaining access to art materials of his choice difficult, he has access to paper, corrugated board, glue, and acrylic paint. With these materials he crafts puppets ranging from pop culture to religious subject matter. He uses cardboard pegs to give his puppets moving arms and legs. The Outsider Folk Art Gallery held a show of Brent’s work in January, 2016 at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA. He had a show at the Philadelphia Magic Gardens during the Summer of 2017.


LexusGore1Lexus Gore: 7th Annual Appell Fellowship Exhibition
June 5 – July 5, 2019
Cora Miller Gallery
Opening Reception: June 5, 2019, 5-7 pm (Artist Talk at 5:30pm)

The Appell Arts Fellowship is a year-long residency program that provides housing, parking, studio space, and a monthly stipend to one graduate of York College’s Art program each year. This exhibition is the culminating experience, giving the Fellow an opportunity to show the strongest work made during their Fellowship year. The Fellowship selection process takes place each May and the winner is announced at the current Fellow’s June exhibition. The first six Appell Fellows, in order, were Rita (King) Whitney ‘10, Kree Wiede ’13, Dillon Samuelson ’14, Anya Felch ’15, Cody Bannon ’16, and Matthew Apol ‘07.


Typorama1Typorama 9.0
June 5 – July 5, 2019
Brossman Gallery
Reception: June 5, 2019, 5-7 pm

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.


1. TheDrawnHoundssmallerTony Shore: Fox Hunt
June 7 – July 13, 2019
1st Floor, Marketview Arts

Tony Shore graduated with an MFA at Yale University School of Art and a BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art where he is now a Professor. He also studied at the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He is a winner of both the Sondheim Prize and the Bethesda Painting Prize, as well as a number Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards. His work has been shown in museums and galleries in the United States and France. Tony’s experiences as a member of the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club in Monkton, Maryland serve as inspiration for this work.


Confrontation copy_0Tony Shore: Baltimore
June 7 – July 13, 2019
3rd Floor, Marketview Arts
Reception: June 7, 2019, 5:00 PM

Tony Shore has exhibited his work at the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Delaware Art Museum, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, The Noyes Museum, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, the Kunstalle Beacon, George Adams Gallery, Grimaldis Gallery, as well as many others. A native of Baltimore, Tony is best known for his narrative paintings on black velvet depicting blue collar life, gang violence, and in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray, scenes of protest. This exhibit of gritty Baltimore scenes offers a strong contrast formally and thematically to Tony’s Fox Hunt exhibition in our 1st Floor Gallery.


Barton lo resCharlie Barton: MidAtlantic
July 18 – August 24, 2019
Marketview Arts
Reception: August 2, 2019 

YCP alum Charlie Barton produces hand-pulled, limited edition silk screen prints on Masonite in his studio in Baltimore. Raised by two architects, Charlie is instinctively drawn to urban landscapes and architectural subject matter as well as the decay of environments and their physical structures.  His work is accessible and evokes nostalgia in the viewer, often playing with a tension between masculine and feminine energies — juxtaposing hard angles and industrial subjects with soft damask patterns. To place extra emphasis on vertical and horizontal subject matter, Charlie’s prints follow a non-standard aspect ratio – 1:2 rather than the traditional 3:4.





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