Exhibitions & Events Schedule

EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS SCHEDULE 2020-21

 

EXHIBITIONS

84TH ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART & DESIGN EXHIBITION

January 22 – February 5
The annual juried exhibition of work by students currently enrolled in the Department of Art at YSU.

AMY THEISS GIESE | THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT WITHIN THESE WALLS

February 26 – April 2
The large-scale, unique, silver gelatin skiagrams (Greek for "shadows written") are a direct recording of the shadow patterns in a room at night. They are created without a camera or an aperture. The project is an exploration of how the inherent properties of darkroom paper capture and hold elements of a specific time, place, and moment. Ultimately, the skiagrams are a play between light and dark, tangible and abstract, a physical object and the ephemerality of a moment.

ZAC BENSON | REALIZATIONS

February 26 – April 2
Benson navigates current happenings, personal beliefs, and anthropological perspectives. He toils over aspects of life and society that are concerning, meaningful, or just overwhelming. His work is the conduit through which he raises awareness and evokes empathy towards people and happenings.

JAMES SHAWN CRUM | OUR BLOOD-SOAKED LAND IS HAUNTED BY MY MUSES

February 26 – April 2
Our 2021 Emerging Visual Artist, James Shawn Crum explores the very real possibility that as a gay black male, he exists within several realities. Painting allows him to regroup and reconcile the conflicts that ensue. His art practice is a refuge, a cosmic exhale, and a record of existence. The creative urge frees him from anger, transforming it into effort.

MAX MARKWALD | SKIN

February 26 – April 2
In his oil paintings, Markwald uses figurative realism to highlight queer voices and document his gender transition. In his upcoming exhibition, “Skin,” Markwald often fragments the human form, creating obscured portraits that seem to be hiding in full view. As part of the Scribe literary collaborative, this exhibition will be accompanied by journals created by YSU students and community members. The booklets will contain written and visual art inspired by themes presented in the artist’s work.

SPRING GRADUATING BFA EXHIBITION

April 23 – May 8
An exhibition of work by students graduating in the spring semester from the Department of Art at YSU.

MFA THESIS EXHIBITION

April 23 – May 8
Featuring works by students graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts.

LECTURES

JAMES SHAWN CRUM, ARTIST LECTURE

Monday, March 1 at 6pm
McDonough YouTube Channel

AMY THEISS GIESE, ARTIST LECTURE

Wednesday, March 10 at 10am
On Zoom

MAX MARKWALD, ARTIST LECTURE

Tuesday, March 16 at 12:30pm
McDonough YouTube Channel

ZAC BENSON ARTIST LECTURE

Tuesday, March 23 at 9am
McDonough YouTube Channel
 

PERFORMANCES

PRE-RECORDED PERFORMANCES FROM THE MUSE SERIES, THE CLIFFE COLLEGE ALUMNI RECITAL SERIES, MCDONOUGH HONORS RECITAL SERIES AND DANA@MCDONOUGH, FEATURING CLIFFE COLLEGE ALUMNI, CURRENT STUDENTS AND FACULTY.

Premieres can be viewed on the McDonough Museum YouTube channel on these dates:
January 30
February 6, 13, 20, & 27
March 6, 13 & 20
April 10, 17, & 24
May 1 & 8