Upcoming Exhibitions & Lectures


Ed Luce: Wuvable Oaf
October 24 – November 22, 2019, Brossman Gallery
Lecture: October 24, 2019, 5:00 PM, DeMeester Recital Hall

Wuvable Oaf is an indie comic book about big, scary, hairy dudes, people who love them…and cats. Creator Ed Luce has used the characters to explore across a multitude of medium — modern dating, heavy metal, fashion, pro wrestling, futuristic dystopias and body image.


Identity: The Fourth Annual York Community Art Scholars Exhibition
(YCASE 4.0)
November 1 – 23, 2019, 3rdFloor, Marketview Arts

The YCASE Finalist Exhibition is selected from the Community Art Walk, a series of smaller exhibitions featuring student work from high schools within 5-10 miles of downtown York. This year’s juror is Pittsburgh-based artist Kristen Letts Kovac and the exhibition theme is identity.


Kristen Letts Kovac: White Noise
November 1 – 23, 2019, 1st Floor, Marketview Arts

 White noise is the consistent hum of animation. This collection of drawings by YCASE Juror Kristen Letts Kovac hovers between objects and atmosphere creating a volume so loud as to become deafeningly quiet. Kovak’s works have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the country.


Fine Art & Graphic Design Fall Senior Exhibition
December 6 – 18, 2019, York College Galleries

In their final semester, seniors in Fine Art and Graphic Design exhibit their final bodies of work and senior projects respectively, demonstrating the formal and conceptual growth they have achieved. The event opens with PechaKucha-style presentations followed by a reception and announcement of awards.


Dillon Samuelson: Backyard Ghosts
December 6, 2019 – January 5, 2020, 1st Floor, Marketview Arts

Backyard Ghostsis a new series of narrative work dealing with mystery, loss, and folklore from York-based painter and illustrator Dillon Samuelson. His paintings and drawings explore human experience and emotion through storytelling and the outward manifestation of that which is often kept internal.


Bart O’Reilly: Empathy with Branches
December 6, 2019 – January 5, 2020, 3rd Floor, Marketview Arts

Bart O’Reilly is an Irish artist based in Baltimore, MD. His work is interdisciplinary with a focus on painting, video, and poetry. Driven primarily by formal considerations, the work explores the ever-shifting relationship between what we perceive and what we claim to know.


Osmyn Oree: I’m Still Black
January 17 – March 14, 2020, 1stFloor, Marketview Arts

Lancaster-based Osmyn Oree’s photography focuses primarily on conceptual portraiture and figurative studies. This series explores his identity as a young Black man and how that identity is shaped by others’ definitions of Blackness, with the hope of discovering what it means to be African-American today.


Deborah Dancy: Turbulence
January 17 – March 14, 2020, 3rd Floor, Marketview Arts

In Deborah Dancy’s 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.



James Johnson: The Shallow Habit of Seeing
January 23 – February 27, 2020, York College Galleries
Lecture: January 23, 2020 , 5:30 PM, DeMeester Recital Hall

Combining digital fabrication, woodworking, photography, drawing (often in collaboration with his son) and other media, and informed by considering recent trends in philosophy and economics, Johnson is crafting objects that address basic assumptions about image-making conventions by considering minute details of his practice and materials.

James Johnson was born in Syracuse, New York. His art encompasses installation, sculpture, and photography and makes reference to architecture and issues surrounding representation, economics, and power. He is influenced by Conceptual Art and Minimalism. His studio is in Philadelphia.


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Graphic Means,
film screening and Q&A with Briar Levit
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.


Turbulence,a conversation with artist Deborah Dancy
March 12, 5:30 PM, DeMeester Recital Hall

Deborah Dancy 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. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and Professor Emeritus at the University of Connecticut.


Annual Juried Student Exhibition
March 20 – April 8, 2020, York College Galleries

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. This year’s jurors are Briar Levit (Graphic Design) from Oregon and Deborah Dancy (Fine Art) from Connecticut.


Taring Padi: Art Smashing Tyranny
March 24 – May 23, 2020, Marketview Arts

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.


Fine Art & Graphic Design Spring Senior Exhibition
April 24 – May 9, 2020, York College Galleries

In their final semester, seniors in Fine Art and Graphic Design exhibit their final bodies of work and senior projects respectively, demonstrating the formal and conceptual growth they have achieved. The event opens with PechaKucha-style presentations followed by a reception and announcement of awards.


 Amber Wiesberg: Appell Fellowship Exhibition
May 27 – June 27, 2020, Cora Miller Gallery

 The Appell Arts Fellowship is an 11-month residency program awarded to a graduate of York College’s art program. The Fellowship supports both the Downtown York Arts District and the continued artistic growth of the Fellow. This exhibition, the Fellowship’s culminating experience, attests to the latter.


Typorama 9.0
May 27 – June 27, 2020, Brossman Gallery

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 in a distinctively letter-based way. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, and always with the viewer in mind.


Leah Limpert Walt: Shadow Work
June 5 – July 4, 2020, 1stFloor, Marketview Arts

This exhibition is a surrealist introspection into the constant work of understanding and reconciling the baggage of the past. Through colorful figurative and landscape paintings and conceptual sculpture, questions about the role of nature, nurture, lineage and mysticism come forward in bold symbolic honesty.


Skin, featuring the work of Osymn Oree, Ashley Moog Bowlsbey, June Yong Lee
June 5 – July 4, 2020, 3rd Floor, Marketview Arts

This exhibition features the work of three photographers exploring the theme of skin; June Yong Lee of Philadelphia, Ashley Moog Bowlsbey of York, and Osmyn Oree of Lancaster. The work, both beautiful and haunting, renders the theme at times metaphorically but also with intense detail.









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