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Richland Faculty Exhibition

Richland Faculty Exhibition
February 10 – March 7, 2014
Brazos Gallery
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.

Vincent Ramos : Plum Pudding Peanut Island (Gilligan’s Squaw Fire Island II)

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Vincent Ramos
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.

Lou Mallozzi: Peers

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Lou Mallozzi
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.

Tony Orrico – Artist Talk and Performance

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Artist Talk and Performance
Friday, September 27, 2-3 pm
Brazos Gallery

The artist Tony Orrico will present a performance and discuss artistic production in relation to the body and time.

About the Artist:
Orrico earned his MFA in choreography at University of Iowa in 2003. He has been presented and exhibited in the US, France, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands and Spain. His visual work is in collection at The National Academy of Sciences (Washington DC) and Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) in Mexico City. He has recently been presented at New Museum (NYC) and Poptech 2011: The World Rebalancing.

Also a former member of Trisha Brown Dance Company and Shen Wei Dance Arts, Orrico has graced such stages as the Sydney Opera House, Teatro La Fenice, New York State Theater, and Théâtre du Palais-Royal. He was also one of a select group of artists to re-perform the work of Marina Abramovic during her retrospective at MoMA.

*image: Tony Orrico, project, recoil | Photo by Bart Dykstra