McDonough's season opens with photography, printmaking and paintings

The photography of Whitney Tressel is featured as part of the 2019-20 opening exhibit at the McDonough Museum of Art at YSU.

The works of three accomplished female artists are featured in the fall season opening exhibit at the McDonough Museum of Art on the campus of Youngstown State University.

An opening reception is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at the museum. The exhibits, on view through Oct. 26, include:

  • Whitney Tressel, the museum’s inaugural Emerging Artist series, photographs, America Still. A travel photographer, Tressel’s photographic talents have impacted such organizations as Google, National Geographic, New York Times Student Journeys, Budget Travel Magazine and Esquire Magazine. For the past two years she has traversed North America solo in her 1985 Toyota Dolphin truck camper capturing a sense of place amongst the diverse sets of American landscape.
  • Dana Oldfather, Cleveland native whose paintings are part of numerous public and corporate collections and have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country, Out of the Woods Into the Weeds. Oldfather has twice received the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and had residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Zygote Press. Her work has been exhibited nationally at the Library Street Collective, Detroit, Zg Gallery, Chicago and Kathryn Markel Fine Art, New York. She currently works and lives just outside Cleveland.
  • The printmaking of Julie Mehretu is part of the McDonough Museum of Art's season-opening exhibit.
    Julie Mehretu, MacArthur Fellowship recipient and U.S. State Department Medal of Arts awardee, Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu, organized by Highpoint Editions, Minneapolis. Mehretu has participated in numerous international exhibitions and biennials and has received international recognition for her work, including the American Art Award from the Whitney Museum of American Art. She was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and currently lives and works in New York.

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