Author Archives: Charles Coldewey

Brazos Gallery Presents LUX by Andrew Kochie

Andrew Kochie pushes the boundaries of refraction and light on hand etched aluminum panels balanced with works that play with shadow.

LUX will also include QR Code technology that will reveal stories and thoughts behind the pieces.

Andrew Kochie is a Dallas based visual artist and cultural advocate. His body of work is a synthetic blend between abstract and trompe l’oeil illusion ranging between abstract minimalism to hard edge geometric abstraction and a pioneer in Metallic Trompe l’oeil.

June 17 – July 19, 2019

Artist Talk June 19, 11- 12 / Reception June 21, 7 – 9P

Brazos Gallery, Crockett Hall C140, DCCCD


In A Pinch: DCCCD Ceramic Faculty

Brazos Gallery is proud to be a vanguard in the exhibition, IN A PINCH, by DCCCD Ceramic Faculty, hosted by Richland College. This unique gathering of new and unusual experimental ideas in ceramics, is a show of diversity, with each artist expressing their imaginations within ceramics through a verity of styles and skill.

In A Pinch: by DCCCD Ceramic Faculty.

Opens on Monday February 18 through Friday March 8, 2019

Artist Reception: February 26, from 2:00 – 3:00, Crockett Hall, C140

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 4:00

I AM WOMAN, Missy Burton

Brazos Gallery and Richland College is proud to present I AM WOMAN, by Missy Burton. 

A unique show of photographs based on Missy’s life experiences.

Opens on Monday January 14, thru Friday February 8, 2019

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 4:00


“I Am Woman” by Missy Burton has been an evolution for Missy as an artist. Her initial inspiration started with the single thought centered on the advancement of women and how far women have come in gaining equality through time. As she continued to explore this concept through her viewfinder, a very different story started to emerge, a story so beautiful Missy felt compelled to tell through her imagery.

Outside The Toy Box: John Hartley

Brazos Gallery  is excited to present Outside The Toy Box, by John Hartley. This unique show was created to show characters influenced by John’s surroundings. His paintings combine two passions: making art and collecting – linking the past with the present. His subjects are diverse, as are his interest. A common thread that binds John’s art is time, nostalgia for the past, recognition of former achievements and moments captured in a glance. John’s aim has always been to create intellectually and emotionally significant statements of the soul.

Brazos Gallery on Richlands College’s main campus 12800 Abrams Rd in Crockett Hall C140

Exhibit Dates: Monday October 1st through Friday October  26th 2018.

Artist Reception: October 17th, 1:00 to 3:00

Gallery hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 4:00 or by appointment.

Contact gallery Coordinator Charles Coldewey at 972-238-6339, or by email at

Printed Nature: 3D printed art by David Van Ness

Brazos Gallery presents the opening of the exhibition Printed Nature by David Van Ness.

David Van Ness been working with 3D printing and digital fabrication since 2005. Since then he has been fascinated with the medium. This concept isn’t new to digital art, but it is fairly new to sculpture.  In his own work he has explored issues of creativity on a verity of different projects. Because his work begins life as a data set this means that the creation of the piece using vector geometry, created from another seemingly disconnected data set, or some combination of that and more. David is also looking at ways of combining data to alter or perceptions and to re-imagining art.

The exhibition opens Monday August 27th through September 21st. Gallery Hours: M -F 10:00 – 4:00


Polylactic (PLA) 3D Print

Polylactic Acid (PLA) 3D Print

Self Portrait
Stereo lithography
Slective Laser Sintering 3D Print

Unearthing: Photograph by Marcy Palmer

Brazos Gallery and the Richland College Photography Department are proud to present Unearthing SeriesA unique show of photographs based on Marcy’s life experiences. Unearthing opens on Monday May 14th through Friday June 22nd, 2018

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 4:00

Marcy Palmer – Artist Statement, “Unearthing Series”

The photographs in this series are about the space between the imagined and real.  There is reference to constellation, a need for a controlled environment within a chaotic one, and a constructed world with natural elements.  These works are filled with a tension between frustration and control, and wonder and delight.  Through these images, I could express my new and emotional journey of parenthood.  Although the objects used in these images are not directly related to childhood/parenthood, the emotions evoked are.  My experience as a parent to a young child lends itself to this tension, but the images relate to something larger than my own experience.

The images are made by drawing and painting on a paper backdrop, shining light through holes in the backdrop, hanging wire, string, branches, and other elements to create shapes and lines in the compositions, which I often interact with.  A slow shutter speed is used when capturing the images to show a sense of movement in many of them.