Incidental Transformations Ian F. Thomas & Jon Shumway
March 7- March 29, 2012 Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas
Artist talk and reception: Wednesday, March 7, 4-6:30 PM, Brazos Gallery Immediately following the reception: Jill Magid artist talk, Wednesday, March 7th, 7 PM, Sabine Hall Rm 118
Artist Talk & Image Presentation at the McKinney Ave. Contemporary: Friday, March 9th, 5:30 PM,
Continuing Richland College’s innovative programming the Brazos Gallery presents Ian F. Thomas and Jon Shumway in the collaborative installation Incidental Transformations. Projecting digital video and light onto ceramic forms, the Pennsylvania based artists offer a reexamination of traditional media and a restructuring of gallery usage. Erecting several walls and blacking out windows, the installation engages interior/exterior dynamics, requiring audience members to disrupt lighting patterns and projections as they navigate the re-situated space.
Incidental Transformations allows Thomas and Shumway to embrace disparate media (ceramic and video) as compatible when exploring the ambiguous space between image and form. Projecting video morphing between architecture, nature, and the interior body onto ceramic Klein bottles, referencing infinity, the artist diffuse distinctions in favor of possibility. The multi-disciplinary installation will also feature a series of ceramic domes generating user interactive shadows, videos, and digital prints within the reconstructed space.
Shumway, a digital video artist, is a Professor at Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania who has exhibited his work nationally and internationally in locations including the Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, New York, Los Angeles, Providence, and Pittsburgh. He has also served as Director and Curator of the Harry M. Warner Festival of Short Film and Video. Thomas, trained as a ceramicist and known for his many collaborative endeavors, also teaches at Slippery Rock University. He is the founder of Culture Laboratory Collective, has taught numerous workshops from Seattle, Washington to Queens, New York, and has been published in Ceramics Now and seven Lark publications. Thomas will also be teaching at Touchstone Craft Center, Pennsylvania this summer.
Please Join us after the Incidental Transformations reception for an artist lecture by internationally acclaimed video and conceptual artist Jill Magid at 6:30 PM in Richland College’s Sabine Hall, room 118.
Press Guidelive Art and Seek