Category Archives: Visual Arts

‘Squares and Stripes’ Exhibit in Brazos Gallery, Sept. 30-Oct. 25

Brazos Gallery will feature “Squares and Strips,” an exhibit by artist Lane Banks, Sept. 30-Oct. 25. This exhibit will showcase paintings of geometric shapes in varying configurations.

This show comprises works from two series that developed more or less simultaneously.  One group is Concentric Squares, which has been ongoing for several years, and paintings from this set have been shown numerous times in various venues recently.  The other group, Horizontal Stripes, is smaller, with just six altogether.  They have not previously been shown.  Both groups use only a range of grays and metallic hues, what I have been calling an industrial palette, to distinguish the colors from spectrum or natural hues.  They all are hard-edged using straight lines and multiple layers of paint to give the surface an opaque effect that keeps the eye of the viewer on the surface instead of penetrating into an illusionist depth.

The squares are classical in their symmetry and are made up of a series of mathematical relationships and proportions that are determined before the painting is begun.  The paintings are conceived as a series of concentric forces compressing toward the center, or conversely, radiating outward from it.

The stripes use a vertical rectangular format that consists of stripes or bands of color of differing widths.  The canvas is divided down the center vertically from top to bottom, which contrasts with the horizontal bands in order to reconcile the opposing forces of the two directions.  The central divide is conceived as an upward or downward shift in the horizontal movement of the bands, so that the band is broken and disrupted at the midpoint, continuing as a different color and width on the other side of the divide.

These works are abstract rather than abstractions, the difference being that an abstraction is rooted in perception, what the eye can see, and the resulting work is a distillation, reduction or essence of what was observed, regardless of how far removed from its source the work appears to be.  An abstraction is therefore dependent upon a subject outside itself for its existence.  My abstract works are entirely conceptual, in that they are invented with no reference to anything outside themselves.  They are a physical, visual embodiment of an idea that consists of proportions and colors of areas relative to each other and to the framing edge of the painting.

An artist reception will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 22.

For questions, contact Charles Coldewey at ccoldewey@dcccd.edu or ext. 6339.


Brazos Gallery Presents “LUX” by Andrew Kochie, Through July 19

The Brazos Gallery presents “LUX” by Andrew Kochie, with the exhibit being up through July 19. In this exhibit, Andrew pushes the boundaries of refraction and light on hand-etched aluminum panels, which are balanced with works that play with shadow. “LUX” also includes QR Code technology that will reveal stories and thoughts behind the pieces.

Andrew is a Dallas-based visual artist and cultural advocate. His body of work is a synthetic blend between abstract and trompe l’oeil illusion (a flat or painted object that looks three-dimensional), ranging from abstract minimalism to hard-edge geometric abstraction. He is a pioneer in metallic trompe l’oeil. 

This summer exhibit will open with an artist talk from 11 a.m.-noon June 19 and a reception from 7-9 p.m. June 21.

For more information, visit https://rlc5.dcccd.edu/gallery/richland-galleries/about/.


Outside the Toy Box Exhibit, Through Oct. 26

 

The Richland College community is invited to the Outside the Toy Box exhibit by John Hartley in the Brazos Gallery from now until Oct. 26. This exhibit was created to show characters influenced by Hartley’s surroundings. His subjects are diverse, as are his interests. His paintings combine his two passions, making art and collecting, that link the past with the present. Common threads that binds his art are time, nostalgia for the past, recognition of former achievements and moments captured in a glance. Hartley’s aim has always been “to create intellectually and emotionally significant statements of the soul.” For more information about Hartley, visit http://www.johnhartley.net/index.html

See the exhibit from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Oct. 26 in Brazos Gallery. You can also listen to Hartley talk from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Brazos Gallery.

For more information, contact Charles Coldewey at ccoldewey@dcccd.edu


Dallas Art Exhibit by Painting Instructor Keith Williams, now through July 27

Richland painting instructor Keith Williams’ art will be showcased in a gallery exhibit now through July 27 at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press, 1250 Majesty Dr. in Dallas. The exhibit, “Keith Williams: Journey Forward,” showcases Keith’s vivid images and progressive style.

An artist reception will take place in the gallery 6-9 p.m. Thurs., July 12.


Richland College Art: 3D Design Installation

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The art department’s “3D Design” course at Richland College, focuses on: design, construction, the installation of a large project, and also has other art learning techniques and processes, encompassed within the course (sanding, painting, mounting decisions, etc.). The larger project was installed in the far west hallway of Sabine Hall. This video captures the students’ engagement in the class.

Juried: Student Art Show Opens in Brazos Gallery

 

HFPA and Brazos Gallery are excited to announce the opening of the Annual Juried Student Art Show. The exhibition features the work of Richland College art students. The exhibition opens today and will be on display until April 21st. There will be a reception and award presentation on Wednesday April 5th from 12-1pm. Light refreshments will be served. Please make sure to invite your students to the reception.


Brazos Gallery Presents: Sankofa Selected Works from the African American Museum, Dallas

Brazos Gallery and HPFA would like to invite you to view Sankofa: Selected works from the African American Museum, Dallas. Our Gallery Director John Spriggins has selected 25 paintings, drawings, and prints from the museum’s collection in observance of Black History Month. The exhibition includes noteworthy artists Roy Ferdinand, Clementine Hunter, Willard “The Texas Kid” Watson, and Horace Foxall. There will be a reception on Wednesday Feb 8th from 12-1pm. John will be giving a brief talk about the African American Museum and it collections, along with some insight into his selection of the exhibited works.


Brazos Gallery Presents FOTOTEXAS: People, Places, and Culture

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HFPA and Brazos Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition FOTOTEXAS: People, Places, and Culture, a juried exhibition of photography from the Texas Photographic Society. The exhibition opens today and will be on exhibit in Brazos gallery through Nov. 11. There will be a reception Friday, Oct. 21 from 7-9 p.m. in Brazos Gallery. The guest juror Dan Burkholder will be attending the reception and talking about the work along with officials from the Texas Photographic Society. Please join us Friday evening. Students are welcome as always, refreshments will be provided.

To learn more about the exhibition visit Texas Photographic Society.


BOEING BOEING

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It’s the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms.