Art Gallery 2021-22
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 Semester Gallery Hours during exhibitions: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 4-8 p.m.
- The Gallery is closed during academic breaks.
Check out our recent Artists-In-Residence: Pedro Lasch, Nicole Dextras and Aaron Hughes.
About the Lycoming College Art Gallery:
The Lycoming College Art Gallery is located in downtown Williamsport at 25 W. Fourth St. The gallery contributes to the city’s arts culture and provides a way for the College to become more involved with the community surrounding it. Lycoming art students have the opportunity to interact with visiting artists and their work, as well as learn first-hand the inner workings of a gallery.
This fall, the gallery is open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 4-8 p.m. For more information, please visit the gallery online at www.lycoming.edu/art/gallery/ or email email@example.com.
Nov. 19, 2021–Jan. 22, 2022
Gallery Talk, Nov. 19, 5:30 p.m.
Kristen Tordella-Williams is an interdisciplinary artist and arts educator based in the American South. The themes in her body of artwork revolve around the past’s impact on our present, as well as labor, both personal and communal. This can be seen in works that show the impact left by our actions on the environment around us or the reciprocal impressions our bodies hold from the wear and tear of labor.
Tordella-Williams has exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently in a castle and monastery in Salem, Germany. She has been an artist in residence at Salem Art Works, the Visitor Center, and Franconia Sculpture Park. She has received grants from the Greater Jackson Arts Council and the Mississippi Arts Commission to support the creation of the Eudora Welty Wreath, a large scale, community engaged public sculpture.
Tordella-Williams is a proud board member and Vice-President of the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance and is the coordinator of the Midtown Sculpture Walk in Jackson, MS. Peek inside her current studio practice by following her on Instagram.
Sept. 3 - Oct. 9, 2021
Gallery Talk, Sept. 3, 5:30 p.m.
Mark Chen is a photographer, a digital media artist and an activist. Based on still images and videos, he expands to media including animations, soundscapes, installations and performances. The narratives in his work aim to raise awareness on sustainability, climate change among other environmental and social issues. Digital post production is highly integrated into his artistic expression to encompass the essences of fiction, satire and futurism.
Chen’s exhibition path traverses locally, nationally and internationally, including the Houston Center for Photography, Fotofest (Houston), the Arc Gallery (San Francisco), and the Artists’ Cabin (Taipei, Taiwan). He is currently working on his MFA at the University of Houston where he receives merit-based scholarships for his education. Mark’s Windtopia, a multimedia series that envisions the future of our planet, is fiscally sponsored by Fresh Arts.
In addition to his career as an artist, Chen is an educator who has taught at University of Houston, Houston Baptist University and Houston Community College, among other institutions. He is also an avid published author, producing seven book titles on photographic art and techniques from Amherst Media.
Sue Carrie Drummond - A Beautiful Snare
Oct. 14 - Nov. 13, 2021
Gallery Talk, Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.
Sue Carrie Drummond’s artwork examines clothing as material culture, extracting tacit narratives from garments and the bodies that wear them. The potential for meaning in clothing is directly connected to the way it interacts with the body. Cloth receives us, holding not just our histories but also those of people who wore the garments before us. Becoming a second skin it denotes on its surface the experiences and encounters we have with the exterior world. In this way clothing can also store cultural and historical narratives of groups of people. Garments and cloth are the primary sources from which she draws out information about lived experiences (both personal and communal) that speak to identity, relationships, and performance.
Until fairly recently we created garments by hand. The investment of time and labor to produce by hand means that each garment was further cherished, maintained, and retained for longer periods of time. For this reason Drummond is drawn to labor intensive processes that require meticulous attention and repetition such as papermaking, printmaking, and handwork. The care and attention required by these processes mirrors the conditions for producing a piece of clothing. As I work, I consistently consider surface. What sits above, within, or beneath? What is revealed or what is concealed? What is hidden, mended, or exposed? The physical layering of materials and processes throughout her body of work evokes the layers of memory and history she investigates.
Jan. 28–Feb. 26, 2022
Gallery Talk, Jan. 28, 5:30 p.m.
Noelle Mason (b. 1977, USA) is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work is about the subtle seductiveness of power facilitated by systems of visual and institutional control. Noelle's work has been shown at the Ringling Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece, and at Phest International Festival of Photography in Monopi, Italy. She is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist Grant, Jerome fellowship, the Florida Prize for Contemporary Art, the Southern Prize and most recently the LensCulture Art Photography Award, the PHmuseum Grant Prize, the Center Sante Fe Director’s Choice Award and the Female in Focus award from the British Journal of Photography . In 2004 Noelle was a resident at the Skowhegan school of Painting and Sculpture. Noelle received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of South Florida.
X-Ray Vision vs. Invisibility is a body of work about the phenomenological effects of vision technologies on the perception of undocumented immigrants. The images used in this series were collected from border patrol and border-watching vigilante websites. This project remediates images made by machine vision technologies that are used to patrol international borders into the 19th century processes of cyanotype and wet-plate collodion, as well as hand woven tapestries and embroideries.
This translation highlights how subtle shifts in medium can evoke a new emotional relationship to this imagery and questions the manner in which the surveillance medium itself serves to de-humanize the subjects of machine images. This shift in medium also reveals how new vision technologies recycle Cartesian modes of viewing land and body and in so doing reinforce a neocolonial worldview.
The remediation in X-Ray Vision vs. Invisibility serves to physicalize the machine vision imagery currently being used to patrol international borders. This use of craft and 19th century alternative processes calls into question the immediacy in which these images are produced and consumed, rending them from the screen and giving them body and space to be considered outside of their original context.
National Juried Exhibit
March 4–April 2, 2022
Gallery Talk, March 4, 5:30 p.m.
The Lycoming College Art Gallery is excited to present thirteen finalists as part of its 2022 International Juried Exhibition. With a focus on addressing contemporary issues and concerns, the call for entries invited works that used traditional materials in unusual ways, explored non-traditional processes, or challenged the community’s point of view.
The exhibition is curated by students as part of a project in the course, “Museum Studies: Histories and Practices,” taught by Erin L. McCutcheon, Ph.D., assistant professor of art history at Lycoming College. This new course is designed to investigate the place of museums in society from a variety of historical and contemporary perspectives. It also allows students to explore the many career opportunities available within the field and encourages practical experiences in curating exhibitions, such as the International Juried Exhibition.
The open call for entries received more than 150 submissions from around the world. The students and McCutcheon, acting as jurors, narrowed these submissions down to a list of finalists hailing from Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Hungary, South Africa, and across the United States. From these finalists, the students, now acting as curators, have located a connective thread between the chosen works as engaging with issues of adaptation, resistance, and tradition in various ways: A.R.T.
April 8 – May 14, 2022
Gallery Talk, April 8, 5:30 p.m.
The Lycoming College Juried Senior Show is the culmination of thesis projects for all seniors with a major in studio art. All studio art majors are required to produce a cohesive body of professional thesis work and must be chosen by an outside juror to exhibit in the Senior Show in order to graduate.
To submit work for consideration for a Gallery Exhibition:
Contact Rose DiRocco-Hodges, Gallery Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 570-321-4002
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