Paul Rucker: Stories from the Trees (Artist Lecture/ Performance)
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 7:00PM
DeMeester Recital Hall (Beside the York College Galleries in Wolf Hall)
Visiting artist and 2017 Guggenheim Fellow Paul Rucker, whose exhibition REWIND is on display in the York College Galleries until October 21, is returning by popular demand for an encore performance in DeMeester Recital Hall (beside the York College Galleries in Wolf Hall) on Saturday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. Stories from the Trees is a multi-disciplinary performance with Paul Rucker performing a live soundtrack on cello to re-imagine vintage lynching postcards that have been animated. Based on one survey, 4,742 African Americans were murdered by lynching between 1882 and 1968. Others were lynched as well, but not nearly in the same numbers- including people of Caucasian, Chinese, Latino, and Jewish descent. This performance will bring to life the different scenarios of lynchings, places where communities gathered with women and children proudly watching these atrocities. The images will suggest those of postcards that were made from photographs of lynchings as common practice. Many of these postcards are from the personal collection of the artist, Paul Rucker and will be on view during the show. The artist will also take questions from the audience both from the stage and in person inside the gallery.
Limited edition REWIND screen prints, made in collaboration with artist/printer Adam DelMarcelle, will be available for purchase by cash and check.
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.
YCASE 2.0 (York Community Art Scholars Exhibition)
November 2 – 11, 2017
Market view Arts (Downtown)
Public Reception (First Friday): November 3, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
The 2nd annual York Community Art Scholars Exhibition (YCASE 2.0) builds on last year’s very successful inaugural event. YCASE 2.0 is a juried finalist exhibition drawn from a series of smaller exhibitions featuring the best artwork being made by high school students within 5-10 miles of downtown York. The initial round of exhibitions showcases student work selected to represent each participating high school by their respective art teachers. A high-profile juror then chooses work for the finalist exhibition and selects award winners that are announced at the opening.
Chris Dacre: Man Up!
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. Dacre will be 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! will explore American notions of masculinity and patriotism and how that intersects with the military/industrial complex. Dacre will also deliver the 3rd annual Perspectives on Peace lecture on November 9 in DeMeester Recital Hall.