The Lycoming College Art Gallery and the student-run Lycoming College Downtown Project Space are both located at 25 West Fourth Street in downtown Williamsport. Some exhibitions are housed in both spaces. Our window video gallery is viewable from outside the gallery from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. The gallery is closed during academic breaks.
Just as our physical bodies cast shadows that define us as we pass through light, our thoughts cast shadows of who we are. Three collections make up a body of work that touches on depression and self harm, defining moments, and suppressed feelings. Conceptual and self-portraits are combined with historic photographic processes to explore the causes, manifestations and coping methods that come out of our darkest moments and deepest secrets.
Ralph Wilson discovered a fascination with photography over 50 years ago. He studied at DeAnza College in CA with an emphasis on editorial and fine art photography. While working at the Sun Gazette, he earned awards from the AP and PA Newspaper Association, and his work appeared in USA Today, Time, and Oprah Magazine. His fine art photography has earned regional and national awards from numerous juried exhibitions. Wilson is the director of the Factory Works Gallery and the Williamsport Community Darkroom at the Pajama Factory, where he teaches b/w film photography and historic processes.
“The sculptures I make are often minimal in presentation and carefully edited during construction until I feel they become curious but plausible. At times, I feel confronted by the forms once they are complete, poignant and deliberate in their presence. Collectively, for me, the objects bring into question a new environment suggestive of transit and time. Similar to dreaming, my response to the objects I make feels both familiar and new as I continue to explore the balance in dichotomies. The sculptures are pensive and mysterious, but always balanced with a slice of dark humor.“
Heather Ramsdale earned an M.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Ramsdale was the recipient of two Pollock-Krasner Foundation fellowships for residencies in upstate New York. Recent shows include a group exhibition at Savery Gallery in Philadelphia and a solo exhibition at The Gallery at Delaware County Community College. She recently completed a residency at Joya: arte + ecología, an arts-led field research center, in Andalucía, Spain. Heather Ramsdale is a full-time faculty member at Kutztown University in PA, where she teaches sculpture.
To submit work for consideration for a Gallery Exhibition:
Contact Rose DiRocco-Hodges, Gallery Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 570-321-4002