Monthly Archives: July 2012

Shayne Murphy


Shayne Murphy: Transient Space
Lago Vista Gallery: Aug 29-Oct 5
Reception: Wednesday, Aug 29, 4-6:30 p.m.

Richland College presents Transient Space, new works by Shayne Murphy drawing from narrative memory and fragmented logic systems.  Utilizing multiple styles within each work Murphy fuses figurative realism with linear abstraction to create mysterious spaces within his paintings.  Developed from the distortions in dreams and memory, figures in the work take on a surreal aspect as they navigate the mathematically iconic interiors.  Murphy will be responding to the challenge of the curved walls in the Lago Vista Gallery  as the works transform into an installation, allowing a complex evolution of illusory perspectival space into physical space.

Murphy, born in Houston, is completing his Masters in Fine Arts in Painting/Drawing from the University of North Texas, Denton. His ability to balance strong design with deft rendering has earned him “Best in Show” from UNT’s Student Art Competition and a purchase award from the Beaumont Art League, as well as inclusion to Craig Head Green’s New Texas Talent 2012.


Collapse, 2012.
Oil on canvas, 60″x48″.

Capture the Flag, 2012.
Oil on canvas, 55″x70″.


Art n Seek

Dallas Observer

Richland Ceramics + Stoney’s

stoney's plates

The Richland College Clay Club is busy creating plates for Stoney’s, a well-established wine bar in Dallas. In addition to their new menu featuring cheese plates they have requested  hand crafted serving plates.

For more information about the Richland College Clay Club or if you are interested in Richland’s Ceramics program contact faculty member  Jen Rose.

Robert Andrade


Robert Andrade: Ruined State(s) No. 2
Brazos Gallery: Aug 9- Sept 7
Reception: Thursday, Aug 9, 4-6 p.m.
Artist Talk: Wednesdayday, Aug 8, 7-9 PM @ The MAC

Richland College is proud to present Ruined State(s) No. 2, an exhibition by San Diego artist Robert Andrade, showcasing plans for a West Dallas public artwork. The exhibition will present a sculptural variation of the proposed earthwork along with several drawings and digital images. By excavating the city plan of Washington DC into an estranged urban lot, the proposed public work explores shifting states of dominance through symbolic markers of power. An opening reception will be held at the Brazos Gallery from 4-6 PM on Thursday, August 9th , 2012.

Art in the Public Sphere,” a project discussion developed by The Art Foundation, will take place at The McKinney Ave. Contemporary on Wednesday, Aug 8th at 7 p.m. featuring several participants and  Andrade’s proposal for the city of Dallas.

Similar to the public art proposals of Jean Claude and Christo, the process by which to gain support is through civic interaction, exposure, and discourse. Andrade welcomes the discussion surrounding his proposed earthwork as integral to the process of public art. The exhibit at Richland College acts as a bridge between the conceptual culmination of ideas and the physical manifestation of the actions needed to realize such a large scale project.

Finding a forgotten, derelict site with a view of the downtown Dallas skyline, Ruined State(s) No. 2 imagines a temporary sculptural excavation. Disrupting the site to imbue it with new context, the work will allow community interaction as a way to contemplate systemic entrenchment and urban/political decay. Exposing sentiment as the underpinning of cultural value and stability the work considers the grandiose as comparable to the banal.


About the artist: Robert Andrade recently received his Masters in Fine Arts from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Researching spaces of power as both flat symbols of diagrammatic planning and living spaces imbued with history, his work exposes the temporarily of architecture as beautiful and sardonically perverse. Exhibiting numerous times in Chicago, IL and New York City, NY this will be Andrade’s first exhibition in Texas.