Martin Swift: Carnis, Martin Swift: Vacancy Opening Reception
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Marketview Arts celebrates the opening reception of Martin Swift’s split exhibition. Gallery Hall: Carnis Marketview Gallery: Vacancy
York College’s Marketview Arts to feature split exhibition by up-and-coming D.C. artist Martin Swift
YORK, Pa. – Up-and-coming artist Martin Swift, who was recently included in Washington D.C.’s Rising Stars: 30 Under 30, will present a split exhibition in York College’s Marketview Arts, 37 West Philadelphia St., York, from Sept. 1 through Oct. 21. Swift’s collection titled “Carnis” will be featured in Gallery Hall, and “Vacancy” will be featured in the Marketview Gallery and Welcome Center.
The exhibitions are open to the public free of charge. Marketview Arts hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.on First Fridays.
“My work explores the nuances of masculinity in America,” said Swift. “Due to unhealthy societal pressure to exhibit traditionally masculine traits like aggression, strength, dominance, courage, and honor males in the United States not only objectify other genders, but themselves as well. This creates something that I refer to as the Paradox of Manliness.
“My work is a direct response to this Paradox, an acknowledgment of what lies beyond manliness. ‘Carnis’ is a collection of pieces that represent the evolution of this series.”
Of “Vacancy,” he writes: “Through painting and illustration, I seek to reframe the harsh void that exists between childhood and maturity as a world for the absurd. In crafting an abstract narrative punctuated by diverse visual cues and cultural imagery, I trust the viewer to resituate that which I render through figuration and create context and meaning for themselves. I approach my work with a sense of acute deliberateness and endeavor to present a complex map to my world of the weird.”
A private college located in southcentral Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,400 undergraduate students. The College also offers master’s programs in business, education and nursing, and a doctorate in nursing practice. York College students enjoy a high-quality education that emphasizes practical application and a community invested in their success. The College provides a personal plan to help students focus their passions and attain their goals so they are prepared for a lifetime of meaningful careers – ready to meet the challenges of their profession and feeling confident and proud of their achievements.
37 West Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17403
Adjacent to Philadelphia Street Parking Garage. Metered street parking also available.