Richland Faculty Exhibition
February 10 – March 7, 2014
Reception: Tuesday February 11, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Richland College Gallery is pleased to announce the Richland Faculty Exhibition, featuring work from our studio art instructors.
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.
Nov. 22, 2013, 6 p.m.
Performance at Beefhaus
833 Exposition Ave. Dallas, TX 75226
Artist talk at Richland College
Nov. 21, 3 p.m. Wichita Hall, WH103
On the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Lou Mallozzi will present Peers, a performance comprised of Lee Harvey Oswald’s statements made from the moment of Kennedy’s assassination until the moment of his own death. The 33 minute text is recited by twelve people in unison, “a stand-in for the jury Oswald never had.” The performance will take place at the artist-run space Beefhaus and will coincide with the exhibition “The Artists’ Commission” on display at Gray Matters Gallery.
About the artist
Lou Mallozzi is a sound artist based in Chicago who makes performances, installations, and recorded works. He is on the faculty of the Sound Department of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is executive director of Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago.
The Texas Biennial is pleased to announce that 80 art organizations and artist collectives across the state have joined the 2013 Biennial in celebrating the excellence and diversity of contemporary art made in Texas by participating with their own independent programming.
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July 20 – Aug. 30, 2013
Reception: Saturday July 20, 5-7PM
Richland College Gallery is pleased to present Self Destruction, an exhibition by Dallas-based artist Stephen Lapthisophon. For his installation at Richland, Lapthisophon continues his investigation into the mechanisms of art making and display. The exhibition title references many things of importance to the artist, but in particular, it addresses the physicality of the objects on display, the manner of their display and their “actions.” Typical of Lapthisophon’s installations, the experience of the whole, engages the viewers in such a manner that denies an easy read. The beginning of an understanding of Lapthisphon’s work begins with a letting go of the desire to understand. He states, “… with refusal art embraces the ephemeral, the irrational and the difficult. Art must brush against the grain of reassuring stories and build a new narrative of disjuncture, displacement and defamiliarization.” This is not to say that one cannot experience something amongst the detritus, food, books and cardboard that make up one of the artist’s installations. But rather, that is precisely what will happen.
About the artist:
Stephen Lapthisophon currently teaches at the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a multimedia artist and writer whose work addresses questions of language, history, and cultural memory. His work has been exhibited in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Berlin and Barcelona. Lapthisophon is also represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Dallas Museum of Art and will have a solo exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art in October of this year.
August 29, 2-3PM
Sabine Hall, SH117