Monthly Archives: July 2010
The art piece will be positioned inside the
art department studios between two windows
looking out toward the
Richland College Lake.
Robert David Reedy
“The Critical Mass of 99 Monkeys”
Lago Vista Gallery, Richland College
June- Aug 25, 2010
Closing Reception: Wednesday, August 25th from 12-1 p.m.
Robert David Reedy, a current student of Richland College Art Department, displays his 99 art works developed around the image of a monkey skull. Taking his cues from pop iconography, Warhol, contemporary advertising, Marshall McLuhan, and Walter Benjamin’s text “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” Reedy displays a work that challenges and posits fascinitating cultural commentary.
Reedy’s use of a stencil to create the imagery causes a faux mechanical similarity, yet Reedy alters the colors providing a distinct uniqueness to each image. While the content may be disturbing it tends to become subjugated to the overall aesthetic of stylized pattern and color when one views the entire piece. The idea that the grotesque and powerful may be relegated to pattern due to sheer quantity challenges notions of social responsibilty in the face of stimulus overload.
Reedy will also perform the latest incarnation of “Pyramid Schemes” during the closing reception utilizing video projection, synthesizers, and vocals. The performance promises to be fast and intense as Reedy investigates issues of power within a social context.
Aug 5th– Aug 26th, 2010
Closing Reception: Thursday, Aug 26th, 2010
from 12-1 p.m. in the Brazos Galelry (C140)
Richland College’s Brazos Gallery is proud to present Modular featuring the art of Eric Eley, Patrick Schneider, and David Willburn. Modular implies an infinite number arrangements resulting from the ability to manipulate modules. Each artist in this exhibition utilizes modules, manipulating the units according to an aesthetic sense, questioning and searching, and ultimately creating a new solution. The exhibition includes a large wall hanging structure built from wood and twine, several exploded architectural drawings, and stitching on fabric forming trapezoidal units derived from and overlaying natural shapes. The artists will give a gallery talk on this fascinating exhibition from 12-1 p.m. on Thursday, August 26, 2010. Modular will remain on display from August 5 through August 26, 2010.
Modular presents three views exploring the possibility of mathematical and architectural discourse. The works engage a form of structure and space, alternately questioning and disproving the truth of established logic. The works become a personal exploration under the guise of architectural inquiry as the works reveal nuances and narratives alluding to personal space.
The Brazos Gallery, located in Crockett room 140 on the Richland College campus, is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For viewing outside of these hours please contact Gallery Coordinator Ryder Richards. Modular and all associated events are free and open to the public.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Eric Eley, born in 1976, has recently moved to the Dallas area from Seattle where he received his MFA from the University of Washington. Eley’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States as well as internationally in Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and Switzerland. Most recently Eley had solo exhibitions at the Platform Gallery in Seattle and Hamburg, Germany while participating in group shows in Cologne, Germany; Vancouver, Washington and Basel, Switzerland. www.ericeley.com
Patrick Schneider, born in 1984, received his MFA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Schneider’s current work documents architectural space by exploding the architecture to a point where each space is alienated while retaining an integral role in the composition. These spaces are mapped from personal documentation and as choices are made the assumption that a mathematical inquiry would be neutral dissolves as personal decisions and fingerprints are discovered on the surface.
David Willburn, born in 1970, received his MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier, Vermont. Much of Willburn’s studio practice relates to domestic acts and ideas. This can be found in much of the imagery he chooses—scenes from Pottery Barn catalogs and of areas within his own home. His most recent work focuses less on knowable imagery and more on ideas of space, pattern and materials. The domestic reference, however, remains intact through his use of hand-embroidery and craft materials. Willburn’s work has been exhibited in New York, Helsinki, Finland, Portland, Oregon and Lubbock, Texas.
Richie Budd Featuring Personal Victories
Richland College, Brazos Gallery
Sep 2-Sep 25, 2010
Opening: Friday, Sep 3rd from 7-9 p.m.
CLOSING/ ARTIST TALK: Friday, September 24th, 12-1 PM, in the BRAZOS Gallery
ONE NIGHT ONLY !! Opening Performance Event… Friday, Sep. 3rd from 7-9 p.m.
Richland College (of the DCCCD) is proud to showcase the Personal Victories and Richie Budd as they present their third collaboration: Richie Budd Featuring Personal Victories. A multimedia and multi-sensory opening promises to penetrate its needle like phalanges deep into the subconscious of all attendees. A network of neurological pathways will be installed for memories of the event to surface far into the future. The one-night-only opening performance is scheduled for 7- 9 p.m. on Friday September 3, 2010. Components of the performance and selected works will be on display for the duration of the exhibition. (Saturday, September 25th will be the final day of the exhibition as the gallery will remain open from 1-4 p.m. for DADA’s Spring Gallery Night.)