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Art Gallery 2019-20

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.

  • Summer Gallery Hours during exhibitions: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 5-9 p.m.
  • Fall and Spring Gallery Hours during exhibitions: Wednesday - Friday, 4-8 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.
  • For First Fridays and Exhibition Openings, we are open until 9 p.m.
  • The Gallery is closed during academic breaks.

Check out our recent Artists-In-Residence: Pedro Lasch, Nicole Dextras and Aaron Hughes.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions:

Anthony Cervino: Haunt & Gather

September 6 - October 11, 2019
Artist Reception September 6, 5-7:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 5:30 p.m.
Gallery remains open til 9 p.m.

Featuring new sculptures by Anthony Cervino, the works in Haunt & Gather pay homage to the emotional valences and real histories found in familiar and strange things. Cervino’s carefully composed sculptures set in beautifully crafted, glass-fronted, brightly colored wooden boxes resonate with a kind of sympathetic magic (the idea that through ritual, an object can influence action). In other words, the objects are valued not simply because they’ve been gathered and displayed; rather, they also radiate an uncanny sense of larger sentimental and cultural significance. Found and sculpted materials in each case are not banal detritus, but instead appear as archaeological relics of childhood narratives. Although the exhibition might at first seem to imitate the display of artifacts found in institutional, linen-lined museum cases, Cervino invites personal associations and the passionate psyche of childhood — adventurous play, maternal comforts, imagined heroism, lurking bogymen, and prayerful longings. Taken as a whole, Cervino’s work offers a wistful celebration of everyday possessions and poetic musings on an enigmatic past.

Cervino is an associate professor of art at Dickinson College. His works have been featured in both solo and group exhibitions at museums around the country, and he has extensive experience lecturing. Cervino also completed a residency at Kunstnarhuset Messen, Alvik, Norway. He received a bachelor's degree in fine art from the University of North Carolina, and a master’s of fine art from Towson University.

Past Exhibitions:

Laura Brennan: Of These Unknown

May 31 – June 29, 2019
Artist Reception May 31, 5-7:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 5:30 p.m.
Gallery remains open til 9 p.m.

"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

John McKaig: Singular Fable

July 5 – August 30, 2019
Artist Reception August 30, 5-7:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 5:30 p.m.
Gallery remains open til 9 p.m.

"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.

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More Info: www.johnmurraymckaig.com

Gallery Submissions

To submit work for consideration for a Gallery Exhibition:

Contact Rose DiRocco-Hodges, Gallery Director, dirocco@lycoming.edu, 570-321-4002

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