Plum Pudding Peanut Island (Gilligan’s Squaw Fire Island II)
Brazos Gallery: Nov. 22 – Dec. 20
Richland College is pleased to present new work by Vincent Ramos. For this exhibition, the artist has created a new installation and performance piece that is inspired by the collective sense of loss and confusion surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, fifty years ago this month.
Using popular media as his primary resource, Ramos researched and collected over a dozen prime time network television shows that were preempted as a result of the tragedy. From this material, he has created a performative piece that will be intertwined within a site-specific installation inspired by various facets of Kennedy’s biography. It is a body of work steeped in a disjointed pictorial and verbal language: a labyrinth of non-linear actions, narratives, and emotions.
Vincent Ramos (b. 1973, Santa Monica, California) received a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2002 and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2007. Solo and two-person exhibitions include, Pachuco Cadaver or There Are No Heavies in America, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, Outsider Art: Others from Elsewhere Doing Something Altogether Different…Sort Of, 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, and Motown Took Us There and Motown Brought Us Back, Crisp London/Los Angeles. Group exhibitions include, Made in L.A. 2012, Hammer Museum and LAXART, and, In the Good Name of the Company, ForYourArt, Los Angeles and See Me Gallery, NY. He lives and works in Los Angeles.