Gallery

Gallery

The Digital Media Gallery is located in the Mass Communications building on Franklin Ave and Fourth Street across the street from Lycoming College's main campus. The exhibition openings are free and open to the public. All other public viewings are by appointment.

The Digital Media Gallery is dedicated to showing the work of New Media Artists. If you are interesting in submitting your work for an exhibition please contact the Gallery Director Leah Bedrosian Peterson at peterson@lycoming.edu.

Gallery Artists

Amanda Kline: Speculation on the Trajectory of Human Kind

"Speculation on the Trajectory of Human Kind" is a video and photography exhibit by alumna Amanda Le Kline in the Digital Media Gallery from Feb. 26 to March 20. An artist lecture will be held Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. in the Fine Arts Lecture Hall. An artist talk and opening reception is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the gallery, which is located in the Communication Building, at the corner of W. Fourth and Franklin streets. Both the lecture and the reception are free and open to the public.

Kline earned a bachelor’s degree in photography from Lycoming in 2008 and is an MFA candidate at Ohio State University. She will screen several videos, including "Queen Ugha" and "Xugha is Hungry," as well as display a number of large-scale photographic portraits of the characters that she invents.

Jessica Mallios: For an Experience of Wholeness

March 28th- April 13th, 2012

Mallios will lecture about her work on Thursday, March 28 1-2 p.m. in the Fine Art Lecture Hall, Lycoming College.

Please join us on Thursday, March 28 4:30-5:30 p.m. for the opening reception.

The lecture and exhibition opening are free and open to the public.

All other exhibition viewings are by appointment.

Lycoming College is pleased to present For an Experience of Wholeness, a solo exhibition by Jessica Mallios in the Digital Media Gallery at the Mass Communications building on Franklin Avenue, Williamsport, Pa. This is Mallios’s first exhibition at the Digital Media Gallery.

For an Experience of Wholeness introduces new photographs, videos, and glass paperweight works by Jessica Mallios. Mallios’ new body of work is part of an ongoing project that considers the relationship between spectacle and artifice. Drawing from experiences of kitsch and illusion, the work examines how our natural world is internalized and culturally replicated into framing devices and displayed objects. For this exhibition, Mallios uses found and constructed ersatz-objects from the physical world in relation to the study and abstraction of light, historical origins of spectacle, and framed presentations.

Her photograph’s use distance, vantage, and reductive framing to disorient the viewer and call attention to an object's contradictory presence. By paying close attention to form and texture, she focuses on how a photograph can simultaneously record implausible detail and create pictorial illusion. These aim to misrepresent the subject and keep the viewer in a suspended state of recognition.

Mallios’ video works 1:1 2011 and Untitled, 2012 are equally interested in the artifice and frame. 1:1, 2011 is a video taken at La Rambla a discoteque in Austin, Texas. For this work, a process camera was brought into the discoteque and placed centrally on the dance floor. Surrounded by television monitors, mirrors, and a circling cast of dancers, the process camera doubled as subject of spectacle and object of artifice: to be instantly regarded and forgotten. In her newest video Untitled, 2012 Mallios re-examines a photograph she made in 2008 of a rhombus shape resembling a skylight. The video reveals uncertainty about the fixed nature of the photographic frame by cropping out any edge reference of the filmed photograph.

Jessica Mallios earned her MFA in Photography in 2005 from Bard College in upstate NY. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, notably at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; Houston Fotofest; The Texas Biennial; Arthouse at The Jones Center, Austin; Jen Bekman Gallery, New York; Scalo Project Space, New York; Affirmation Arts, New York; Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia; and The Mobile Archive Project in Tranzit, Poland. Her work has been featured in The Texas Biennial Catalog, Collectors Guide to Emerging Art Photography, Lakes Were Rivers #1, and Perspectives 168 Exhibition Catalog. In 2008 she was an artist in resident at Can Serrat in Barcelona, Spain. She lives and works in Austin.

The Stained Pane Collective: Leaded Living History (Lycoming College Bicentennial)

Oct 21, 2011 @ 6:30 p.m., on the windows of the Academic Center

The Stained Pane Collective will also lecture about their work on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, from 1-2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Lecture Hall.

The lecture and animation installation are free and open to the public.

Lycoming College is pleased to present Leaded Living History, an animation installation by the Stained Pane Collective. The installation will be projected on the south facing windows of the College’s Academic Center. This is the Stained Pane Collective’s first animation installation with Lycoming.

Connecting history with modernity through animated projections and web interactivity, the Stained Pane Collective explores the 200- year history of Lycoming College. Through the narrative language of stained glass featuring prominent figures, building and events, these animated windows give an overview of the College’s history while inspiring a questioning of the past and what it takes to build an institution. There will also be a twitter-feed that the audience can post on to interact in real-time with the animation. We are delighted to present a work that has been designed specifically to celebrate the unique and impressive 200- year history of the College.

Stained Pane Collective is comprised of Samantha Hookway, MFA, Tyler School of Art, Jane Clair Drozd, MFA, Ohio State University, and Benjamin Schroeder, Ph.D. candidate in computer science, Ohio State University. Collaboratively, they create living stained glass animations that are projected on windows through the use of multiple projections.

Andrew Stanbridge: THERE AND BACK

March 31 - April 30, 2011

Stanbridge will lecture about his work on Wednesday, March 30th 2-3 p.m. in the Fine Art Lecture Hall, Lycoming College.

Please join us on Thursday March 31st 4-5:30 p.m. for the opening reception.

The lecture and exhibition opening are free and open to the public.

All other exhibition viewings are by appointment.

Lycoming College is pleased to present THERE AND BACK, a solo exhibition by Andrew Stanbridge in the Digital Media Gallery at the Mass Communications building on Franklin Avenue, Williamsport, Pa. This is Stanbridge's first exhibition at the Digital Media Gallery.

Stanbridge has been hopping across the "other" pond exploring and making 'fotographs' of beaten and unbeaten streets, dirt roads and superhighways in Asia for the past 12 years. Over this time, his work has addressed many issues including westernization, post-conflict rehabilitation, little known conflicts, the sex industry, unexploded ordnance, religious oddities and environmental tragedies. This work has been published and exhibited internationally in a straight photojournalist form. When he is not in the back of pickup trucks on mining roads, gunning motor scooters through Bangkok markets or hoping for old Russian planes not to disintegrate midair, Stanbridge likes to redress his more arcane imagery with various inks, stickers and other variables he collects along the way. This often happens late at night with old friends (collaborators). In a way, he hopes that a weird 'fotograph' can go beyond the weird. In another way, he believes he's probably just dealing with PTSD.

For his exhibition at Lycoming College, Stanbridge will be showing arcane digital prints of bombs, shamans, temple paintings, army dudes and brothels amongst other things. All with a patina of other imagery to further the original oddities exposed to the camera. There will also be a two channel psychedelic bomb explosion video sequence displayed amongst the two dimensional work.

Stanbridge received his MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University in Boston, MA. In 2002, he was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Research Fellowship to continue his photographic work in Thailand. He has been the recipient of numerous grants, most notably, the Stevenson College Grant and the Elena Baskin Grant. His work has been published by Aperture, Pinhole Journal, Chiang Mai Citylife, and The International Herald Tribune. He has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally.

Julie Miller: Becoming One with Zero

Lycoming College is pleased to present Becoming One With Zero, a solo exhibition by Boston based artist, Julie Miller, in the Digital Media Gallery at the Mass Communications building on Franklin Avenue, Williamsport, Pa. This is Miller’s first exhibition at the Digital Media Gallery.

Becoming One With Zero is an exhibition of animations, drawings printed on over 700 stickers, and works on paper that Miller says, "reflect her fascination with sensation through aesthetic experience". Miller's work is deceptively simple but through the obsessive abstraction of shape and form, she engages the viewer in a phenomenological experience.

The Boston Globe states that Miller's work, "challenge(s) ordinary assumptions about visual perception" and that "her remarkable video most dramatically throws vision into a new light (through) wild variation and hypnotic correspondences. That tension between obsessive similarity and inherent differences can make looking at her work nearly as compulsive as their creation must have been".

– Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, February 2009

Miller received an MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University in Boston, MA. Her work has been reviewed by The Boston Globe and The Boston Phoenix amongst many other publications. She is represented by The Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA and has exhibited both nationally and internationally.

Gregory Maxim Burdett (Mister Never)

Lycoming College is pleased to present pre-existing condition, a solo exhibition by Gregory Maxim Burdett (Mister Never) in the Digital Media Gallery at the Mass Communications building on Franklin Avenue, Williamsport, Pa. This is Burdett’s first exhibition at the Digital Media Gallery.

pre-existing condition is an exhibition of animations and works on paper that Burdett says, "reflect the maturation of an adolescent outlook on masculinity, femininity, and the intangible abstract of love. The animated work in this collection is a continuation of these themes in time and space".

Burdett is a founding member of Project Super Friends. Project SF was founded in 1999 by a small group of creative individuals with a common love of fine art, graphic design and graffiti. Since then it has grown to include members in Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York and continues to expand. Burdett has collaborated on a number of mural projects, created commissioned work for print, web and apparel, as well as produced a variety of live art events. His previous exhibitions have included performance, live painting, graffiti, drawing, and animation.

Burdett received his BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA. His work has been reviewed by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Phoenix amongst many other publications. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally.

Elaine Bay

Elaine Bay is a multimedia artist who works closely with current events to reflect tomorrow and today. Bay collaborates with various people of different disciplines music, art, science, and technology from all over the globe by pulling content from various sources including the Internet, historical and current source material; she weaves the complexities of the world. Bay explores our past, present and future human impact on the world through interdisciplinary and collaborative practices including, video installations, dynamic websites, animated gifs, photography, music, performance, and art sabotage. Bay is also one of the founders of theMiracle5 art collective.

Recent selected 2009 exhibitions/performances include: MEME Gallery, Cambridge MA; the Peabody Historical Museum, Peabody MA; Austrian Cultural Forum, NYC, NY; Artbreak Gallery, Brooklyn NY; Carroll and Sons, Boston MA; Space242, Boston MA; Rhys Gallery, Boston MA; LaMontagne Gallery, Boston MA; Facebook on the World Wide Web;

Selected Bibliographies/Reviews include various articles written in: The Phoenix by Greg Cook; Big Red and Shiny by Matt Nash, Christian Holland and Steve Aishman; The Boston Globe by Cate McQuaid; and on television’s Somerville Art Matters by Julia Fairclough;

Elaine Bay produces countless hand screen-printed posters for various popular bands, filmmakers, and street artists such as; Mates of State, My Brightest Diamond, Elijah Wood, Sun City Girls (the Brothers Unconnected), Died Young and Stay Pretty, the Miracle 5, and Yassy Goldie.

dieREVOLUTION

No organization, no president, no political group, no religion or constructed plan will end our wars.

The only one that can is YOU! It is YOU that is responsible for death, hunger, war, and anger.

It is YOU that must wake up and be aware of stereotypes, rules and boundaries.

It is YOU that must give up all your material values, money, possessions, opinions, greed and power.

It is YOU that must give these things up- not only materially, but in your thoughts and feelings.

We are fed on beliefs, ideas and dogmas and therefore we breed discontent.

We, as human beings either pursue the path of constant conflict and continuous wars (which are the result of our everyday action) or comprehend the causes of war and turn our back to them.

The cause of war is the desire for power, position, prestige, money, the disease called nationalism, the worship of a flag, the disease of organized religion and the worship of dogma. If you as an individual belong to any of the organized religions, if you are greedy for power, if you are envious, if you are nationalistic or if you are bound to produce a society it will result in destruction.

It does not depend on the leaders, organizations, presidents, or organized religions to end our wars.

It depends on YOU.

dieREVOLUTION is a course of action by Elaine Bay (REVOLT2DIE) which attempts to shed light on issues and create social change through the manipulation of ideas and emotions in order to shift focus onto otherwise hidden agendas or social injustices using elements of truth, irony, humor and satire. Bay states that, "dieREVOLUTION is meant to target closed-mindedness, prejudice, hatred and unquestioned thinking. dieREVOLUTION deconstructs the status quo and attacks the misuse of power by media, government, business and religion."

Artwork shown may or may not include the following:

  • Uncle Sam
  • Gael Garcia Bernal
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • John Travolta
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Geraldine
  • Bob Flanagan
  • The Boston Massacre
  • Madonna
  • James Forten
  • Christie Brinkley
  • Paul Revere
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • George W. Bush
  • Joshua Barney
  • Ted Kennedy
  • James Armistead Lafayette
  • Coco Chanel
  • Tom Cruise
  • John Paul Jones
  • Darth Vader
  • George Washington
  • Cheerleaders
  • Nancy Reagan
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Augustus Von Steuben
  • Gouverneur Morris
  • Princess Hijab
  • Patrick Henry
  • Paul Reubens
  • Barack Obama
  • Horatio Gates
  • Jonbenet Ramsey
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Clark Rockefeller
  • Abigail Hinman
  • Ki-On-Twog-Ky

Erik Sanner

Spring planting

We could say art is investigation. Through creating new forms we explore existing and imaginary natural and artificial patterns, objects, ways of thinking, histories and futures. We could believe that art lets us play with alternate realities, which hopefully enable us to strengthen and deepen our connection to this one. Sometimes I think I understand what art is for, why we pursue it, make it, view it, share it. Other times it seems indefinable, mysterious, and impossible to comprehend. I find the history of art and the existence of art more often perplexing than not. The cultures that people have created since prehuman times are constantly growing; yet it seems to always be rooted in the unknowable. So I would be lying if I said that I knew why I wanted to bring you this exhibition. Spring planting was initially conceived as the third of four new media installations, which attempt to “paint” an experience of the seasons. Each piece utilizes computer processing to constantly shift video sequences in space and time. The new media installation spring planting is an interactive work, which grows like a garden, revealing more of itself to the viewer as it is tended. Ultimately spring planting expanded from a single work by a solo artist to an exhibition of multiple new pieces by several artists working together in collaboration. My memories of gardening all involve working with other people. Gardening is all about growth. I believe that when we collaborate with other artists, we come up with things nobody would have thought of on their own, and the Resulting work expands beyond the scope of what we are capable of imagining alone, a transcribed conversation between muses. Therefore, the key parameter of the work in the show is that artists conceptualizing the work together created each piece. Ideally a garden should provide nourishment. I hope that by viewing the works on display in this exhibition, you find that your visual appetite has been sated.

Artists

Pat Arnao, Jeff Chuang, Linda Griggs, Judson, Philippa Kaye, Cynthia Ruse, Erik Sanner, Sarah Schmerler, Katharine Staelin, Linda Stillman, Susan Woolf

Acknowledgements

This exhibition would not have been possible without the unflagging efforts and support of Leah Peterson. My solo interactive piece contains hundreds of images donated by Charlotte Sanner and Linda Stillman. I am indebted to each of you, and I appreciate your contributions. Thank you for making spring planting real.

Nicole Arendt

"There was still only one unicorn to represent all unicorns. There were still many crowns to be put on many bowed heads; that would then slowly and carefully lift upright to carry the weight of the crown with both stern and weak necks."

– Nicole Arendt

Whether it is through sculpture or video, Nicole Arendt’s imagery becomes a psychological and dreamlike space where the use of symbolic sound, color and iconography provide an entryway into an emotional and conceptual exploration of femininity, sexuality, control and the overwhelming power of the institution.

Uni (2003) is a video piece in which a girl tries to take flight from a trampoline in a country landscape. Her movements appear arduous as she moves to defy gravity. One is left to wonder how much control this girl actually has over her own body as she attempts to do what the human body was never meant to do.

Maria’s Blue (2005) is a sculpture, video and installation piece where Arendt explores feminine sexuality within the framework of the Catholic religion in which she was raised. In Maria’s Blue and Uni, Arendt uses the symbol of the unicorn to represent the white male, a fundamental component in the discussion of Catholicism and the feminine sex.

Crown (2005) is a large-scale sculpture that directly references the institution and the overwhelming power of societal structures. It is larger than life in its intricacy, its praise, and its glory. Arendt made Maria’s Blue and Crown during a period in which she had a personal realization that anything that an individual mind could come up with in critique of our patriarchal existence only led back to the same place: eventually facing the existential question of truth and higher power.

Arendt’s photography represents a rebellion of formalities and stereotypes associated with femininity. The Fried Chicken, as series of photographs, depicts a woman in a girlish lace dress carelessly and sloppily eating fried chicken off the bone. F*#k Me Red Lipstick, another set of images, shows a woman eating red lipstick with a look of frustration and disgust in harsh tungsten lighting. A much more hopeful point of view is intended in the black and white series, Erin as Superman, where a grown woman playfully dressed up in homemade superhero clothing jumps on the bed in her room.

Arendt has exhibited in Boston, New York, Dallas, South Korea, Australia, Berlin and Britain. She has taught video and photography classes at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the University of Texas at Dallas.

Keith Sullivan

Statement

Stand-Ins brings together work from two distinct but related projects. Dasein is a suite of 6 videos restaging texts and performances from various cultural personas I felt close to at different stages in my life. My thoughts stem from the perspective that the self is an inconclusive process, in direct correspondence with cultural models and historical figures, located where acts of identification, mimicry, and interpretation converge. I am attracted to historical moments where prevailing notions and forms are challenged or expanded, and look at how conflicting thoughts co-exist in polyphonic dialogue, both at the level of the individual and culture. Each text/performance is broken apart and restructured to create a new composition from the raw materials of the original. In this iteration of the installation, pairings are made between the 2 monitors to invite dialogue between potentially disparate voices and influences. Nairobi Portrait Exchange is a series of photographs made in collaboration with the public photographers that work in Uhuru Park in Nairobi, Kenya. Each pair of photographs is a restaging of a commissioned photograph taken by the photographer that was never picked up by its owner. The photographers use these photos, usually taken to record a significant moment or memory, as work samples to attract new clients. In this work, I had myself photographed in the pose and location of one image from the photographer’s collection, and then traded places with the photographer, creating a triangulation between myself, the photographer, and the absent stranger from the photograph. Both projects consider how we relate to those around us, both near and far, suggesting that each voice is the voice of many, and even in isolation, we are rarely alone.

Biography

Keith Sullivan was born in New Haven, Connecticut and received an MFA in 2007 from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has exhibited his work in several group shows, including Massachusetts College of Art, Boston; Boston University, Boston; Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville; Lotus Lounge, New York; and MJQ Concourse, Atlanta. He has received a Montague International Travel Grant from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and an Alumni Fellowship from Emory University. He has worked as the Program Manager of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.