January 25 - May 18, 2019


I bear witness to the world by depicting my life experiences. In this act, I place myself in the position of collateral damage for the viewer, understanding that my pain is trivial insofar as I can use it to connect with everyone else alive. The hope is to release others from their pain and, in the process, possibly release a little of my own. It is the artist’s responsibility to honestly depict what it means to be alive in their time. If we are successful in being earnest, those that come after us have the ability to excavate our life work to learn to live better by realizing our mistakes and then repositioning themselves to avoid the choices of those who came before.

- Adam DelMarcelle

Adam DelMarcelle serves as an adjunct professor at York College of Pennsylvania, Lebanon Valley College, and Kutztown University. He is also an MFA candidate at the Vermont College of Fine Art.

Bearing Witness is organized in conjunction with Ursinus College’s Museum Studies 200A class. It is co-curated by five students—Tiffini Eckenrod, Abigail Krasutsky, Greta Lagerberg, Alfredo Negron Paradis, Max Stout—and their instructor, Gloria Mast.


All Berman exhibitions are free and open to the public.