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.
“Of These Unknown is an alternative photographic exploration creating visual answers to abstract questions. It challenges our perceptions of reality and addresses the transient state of human memory through inaccessibility and a complete loss of content over time. Materials and experimentation play a large part in the process of creating these photographs. The unprocessed photograms fade to a solid uniform color the longer they are exposed to light, losing any evidence of the image. The Polaroid emulsion layers over itself, obscuring the photo’s content, and the manipulation of the silver nitrate solution of a tintype creates alternate realities. The abstract photos present the viewer with an intricate representation of the state of our memories unlike any unaltered photograph.”
A native of Ashland, PA, Laura Brennan, received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2018. She has been blurring the lines between art and science since her senior year at Lycoming College. Having received her Bachelor of Arts in 2015 with a dual major in art and biology, Laura is forever intertwining her passion for traditional and alternative process photography with scientific themes such as memory loss and recall. She currently lives in Las Vegas and teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
More Info: www.laurabrennanphotography.com
“I create pictures that help me explore the idea of escape, ideas of mortality and passage after life, and about how to deal with trauma and healing from that trauma. My use of the figure explores my identity as a queer man that is still expected to justify my experiences and basic human identity. I use nautical imagery, water and the human figure in order to communicate essential ideas of how we relate to each other, how we affect each other, and how to move to space that is empowering and encouraging. I often depict the figure (or figurative elements or components) in situations or stances that allude to ideas of fighting back, play and wonderment, as well as stoicism and quiet resolve. I also work with the idea of “passage” and “journey” not only to communicate ideas of healing and working through trauma, but also to communicate the idea of growing beyond limitations and definitions of being. ”
John McKaig has exhibited work throughout the United States and internationally, in group and juried exhibitions as well as in several solo exhibitions, including a recent exhibition at the HUB Robeson Gallery at Pennsylvania State University. He received a BFA in printmaking from Miami University in OH, and a MFA in printmaking from Syracuse University in NY. McKaig is a visiting professor of drawing and figure drawing at Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA. He has taught printmaking, painting, figure drawing, illustration, sculpture, analog photography and anatomy at the following institutions: Syracuse University, Cazenovia College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, and the Interlochen Arts Academy.
More Info: www.johnmurraymckaig.com
To submit work for consideration for a Gallery Exhibition:
Contact Rose DiRocco-Hodges, Gallery Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 570-321-4002