Winter Center Gallery
The gallery in the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center will mount group and solo exhibitions produced in-house and present nationally touring exhibitions of contemporary and tradition-based art forms. The gallery will work to identify exhibitions that promote cross-disciplinary exchanges across academics on campus, and enhance the cultural offerings in the region. Additional in-house produced exhibitions will highlight student and faculty work from the Art & Design, Music, and Theatre Departments.
Lee Miller: Photographer of War
Curated by Caitlin Davis
April 7, 2013 – June 14, 2013
Reception and gallery talk: April 26
This exhibition examines the photographic output of Lee Miller during World War II (1939-1945). Miller’s wartime photographs formulate an important statement by an artist who viewed the canvas of war through Surrealist eyes and documented the event with photographs and essays.
The mélange formed by Miller’s temperament, artistic background and training, personal relationships, as well as the fact that she photographed for elite Vogue magazine, rather than an arm of the “hard news” media, influenced the nature of her documents of the Second World War. These photographs exist simultaneously as photo reportage and Surrealist art; accurate representations of the reality of war, yet also carefully selected vignettes providing ambiguous and evocative statements. Miller’s documentation of the war began in the besieged city of London, continued over the battlefields of Europe, and ended in the concentration camps in Germany. Although she was trained within the milieu of Surrealism, Miller attained the height of her artistic abilities when, spurred by the cataclysm of war, she conflated her Surrealist aesthetic with the genre of documentary photography and succeeded in creating a category all her own. Lee Miller’s records of the Second World War reveal a revolutionary method of documenting a horrifying reality.
This exhibition contains strong visual content.
Reception and Gallery Talk:
April 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Gallery talk 6:00 p.m.
Millersville’s Assistant Professor of History, Victoria Khiterer will provide a brief gallery talk on war photographers and correspondents, the concentration camps, and the Holocaust.
EAST/WEST: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking
July 7, 2013 – August 18, 2013
The "East/West: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking" is a printmaking portfolio that reflects and celebrates the pluralistic existence of printmaking practice and printmaking education in the United States. This portfolio showcases 100 of the most prominent printmakers/educators representing every state in the USA. Unlike most portfolios, this project asked participants not to respond to a certain theme but rather asked the artists to embrace their current image making techniques and conceptual concerns. The result is a portfolio of prints that are diverse in image and that embrace and celebrate the tradition and the alternative in printmaking techniques found in lithography, intaglio, woodcut, silkscreen, archival pigment, hybrid, intaglio types, and photo-relief prints.
The artists in the "East/West: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking" portfolio were chosen based upon their long and distinguished careers as both artists and teachers practicing the art of printmaking in a fashion coined from the tradition of major Midwest universities in the 1960's - the artist/teacher-in-residence. This portfolio celebrates these artists as innovators for their continued development of the printmaking medium and their own unique artistic visions and continued success as educators. These printmakers have had and continue to have dramatic impacts on printmaking education, their institutions, and printmaking workshops. The end result is a continuation of a discourse that attempts to expand the definition of the print.
Project Space: The Medium is the …
Department of Art & Design
August 27, 2012-October 26, 2012
Closing reception: Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.
Faculty and students will present visual responses to current affairs and the media through a range of art and design actions, projects, and events. The space will be in transition through the run of the show allowing for a visual dialogue, which adapts and reacts to a range of influences.
Michael Gaydos: 20 Years of the Illustrated Word
November 12, 2012- January 20, 2013
Gallery Talk and reception: December 4, 6:00 p.m., Art Gallery, Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center
Michael Gaydos (NY) is an accomplished American illustrator who has produced significant work in comic books and graphic novels. Gaydos has worked for the giants in the industry, Marvel and DC Comics, as well as other newer publishing companies in the field.
Working with well-known American comic book writer, Brian Michael Bendis, they created the comic book series Alias and The Pulse both published by Marvel under the MAX imprint. Additional work for Marvel includes illustrations for the mini-series Powerless and Daredevil Redemption. Starting with issue 31 of the series, Manhunter, provided illustrations for this DC Comics successful series. His work outside the Big Two-Marvel and DC Comics-include illustrations for Virgin Comics' Snake Woman, Fox Atomic Comics' The Nightmare Factory, andDevlin Waugh for 2000 AD.
Mr. Gaydos will announce the winner of the comic strip contest at the opening reception on November 5th. For details on the competition please contact the Art and Design Department.
Tove Nyholm: Voices From Within
Witness the installation in progress: January 28-February 3, 2013
Exhibition Dates: February 4-March 31, 2013
Gallery Reception and Panel Discussion
February 6, 2013, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Winter Center Art Gallery and Dance Studio
Danish artist, Tove Nyholm, will create a sound maze installation that bares witness, through audio recordings, the experience of forgiveness. Edited interviews narrating situations about forgiveness-given or received are installed in the maze within the various recesses compelling the listener to contemplate the nature of forgiveness. Inspired by the German American political theorist and philosopher, Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) the intimate and shared space of the maze coupled with the nature of the audio stories allows Nyholm to bring us closer to Arendt's concepts. In particular, that forgiveness is one of the basics of morality, which is needed in order to create and maintain a common society. This installation is part of the artists on-going Hannah Arendt Project exploring the philosopher's work in a concrete and visual arts based practice.
Nyholm interviewed people from Lancaster County asking them to narrate an experience of forgiveness-given or received. The edited audio recordings are heard within the maze in various recesses. Nyholm states "this three-dimensional maze is a dreamscape, a way to go, where the structure and the dimmed lighting requires an attentive way of moving, and intensifies ones sense of hearing."
Due to the nature and concept of this work of art, wheelchairs will not have access to the maze. In lieu of access, listening stations will be available.
Along with the artist a panel discussion will feature esteemed Arendt scholar, Dr. Dean Hammer of Franklin and Marshall, and Joyous Bethel, Ph.D. The discussion will focus on Arendt's philosophy, and the relationships between her writing, Nyholm's visual interpretation, and forgiveness as a societal necessity. Moderated by Christine Filippone, Associate Professor, Art History, Millersville University. Panel discussion starts at 6:15 p.m. and will be held in the Dance Studio on the second floor.
1:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.