En Masse

Justine Ditto - David Domansiki - Nicholas Holt - Arthur Oak Padelsky - Eve Palguta - Olivia Allen-Wickler

VIEW THE EXHIBITION Ι 2/25 - 3/22.2019

2/25.2019 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm
GALLERY TALKS ι 6:00 pm 
GALLERY HOURS ι  Standard business hours for Swift Gallery are Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Hours are subject to vary in accordance with University established holidays (below) and the reception, gallery talk/s or awards ceremony.

About the Exhibition ...

En Masse is a group show featuring the six E.A.R.’s (Emerging Artists in Residence) working respectively in both sculpture and printmaking. Coming from backgrounds and locations both diverse and local, these Emerging Artists have been deepening their investigations into new bodies of work over the course of this academic year. The content of their work ranges from political commentary to bodily investigations to dealings in everyday mundanity. Though they traffic in both abstract and representational visual language, there is a focus on processing through material. Their commonality lies in love for craftsmanship and substance.

About the Artists ...

Justine Ditto, originally from Houston, TX received a Bachelor's degree and a Certificate in Printmaking from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  Since graduating her time has been spent making artwork, teaching printmaking, freelancing as a designer and printer, and collaborating in an artist collective.  In addition to curating and installing exhibits at the Spillway Collective, she creates a variety of multimedia works based in drawing, lithography, and screen printing which often transgress into three-dimensional forms and installation.

Recently she has completed the Screen Printing Apprenticeship at the Fabric Workshop Museum and has begun the Emerging Artist in Residency program in Printmaking at Millersville University.

David Domanski graduated from Millersville University in the winter of 2017 with a BA in psychology and became an Emerging Artist in Residence in sculpture shortly after. His psychology background has lead him to approach art as a study almost completely devoid of objectivity. His current areas of interest are exploring wood, steel, and bronze as mediums for sculpture, as well as using art as a mediator for conversation on current events.

He plans to pursue graduate school with a path to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist while continuing to explore problems in human conflict resolution through the artistic process.

Nicholas Holt
earned a Bachelor of Arts from Millersville University in 2018, as well as an Associates degree from Harrisburg Area Community College, and has been certified in electric arc welding from the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. Nicholas received an Honorable Mention Award at Millersville University's Annual Student Juried show in 2017. Holt's work has also been featured on the cover of a college textbook called “Tributaries, 50 Years of Susquehanna Literary Magazines” by Susquehanna University.

In the fall of 2018, Nicholas started his tenure as the inaugural Digital Emerging Artist-in-Residence at Millersville University. Holt is experimenting with digital fabrication processes to compliment his current steel sculptural investigations. Nick is interested in bringing together the forms and material languages of Modernism with his experiences as a welding and excavating technician to make visual metaphors of loss and rebuilding in familial relationships. Holt plans to further explore and incorporate kinetics in his work, as well as further develop his lexicon of techniques and materials.

Arthur Padelsky graduated from Millersville University with a BFA with concentrations in graphic design and printmaking in 2010 after studying abroad in Australia.  Their work focuses primarily on the investigation and breakdown of gender as a social construct, and the anxiety perpetuated by imposed cultural norms, conveyed through multidisciplinary mediums.  Their pieces are included in the private collections of galleries and universities across the US and Canada, and they hope to reach an array of audiences, encouraging the viewers to investigate these topics further within themselves.

Arthur is currently an emerging artist in residence focusing on printmaking at Millersville University for 2018-2019, and hopes to continue into an MFA program afterwards.

Eve Palguta is an artist from Pittsburgh area who recently began her position as an Emerging Artist in Resident at Millersville University.  She graduated in 2015 from Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH with her BA in Humanities and Catholic Culture where she enjoyed spending a semester studying philosophy in Gaming, Austria and another semester studying studio arts at SACI (Studio Arts College International) in Florence, Italy.  In 2017 Eve received her MA in painting with a concentration in sculpture from the New York Academy of Art, NY.  She has spent her time after graduation learning stone carving in New York working for the renowned sculptors Barbara Segal and Barry X Ball.  She has shown her work throughout Pennsylvania and the New York City area.

Olivia Allen-Wickler earned a BFA from The University of Michigan in spring of 2018. During her time there, she explored her interests in printmaking, graphic design and international studies. A highlight was spending a semester abroad in Bangalore, India, attending the Srishti School of Art and Design. After graduation, Olivia stayed in Ann Arbor, interning in graphic design with the beloved Zingerman’s Delicatessen and food company.

While participating in the artist-in-residence program at Millersville University, Olivia has also been enjoying a job at the Central Farmer’s Market. Being surrounded by the lively activity and fresh produce at market has had a creative influence on Olivia’s work currently. After completing her residency, Olivia looks forward to traveling more and discovering where her passions for design, printmaking, and food intersect.