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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
Sept. 6 – Oct. 4, 2013
Reception: Friday Sept. 6, 6-8PM
The Richland College Gallery is pleased to present Ex. 11, a survey of painting practices today. Presented in conjunction with The Texas Biennial.
Jesse Morgan Barnett
Jeff Zilm and Sonja Lowrey
Richland is proud to announce that Jake Allee will be giving a workshop at Richland College this Thursday, June 20th, from 10am-4pm. The first part of the day will be focused on brushwork techniques on paper. Students are invited to participate by bringing their own bamboo or watercolor brushes and 300lb cold-press watercolor paper. Richland will provide some watercolor paper to Richland students while supplies last. In the afternoon Jake will demonstrate some of his building techniques in clay.
Jake is currently teaching at Coloratdo Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado. He has exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad including locations such as Spain, Croatia, and Australia. You can review Jake’s diverse works in clay and on paper at http://www.jakeallee.com/page/page/6780397.htm
For questions and information contact Jen Rose at 972-761-6837
Annual Richland Student Exhibition
April 11- May 3, 2013
Reception: Thursday April 11, 12-2pm
Juror: Jeff Zilm
Cash prizes for 1st – 3rd place and Director’s Choice Award
About Jeff Zilm:
Jeff Zilm attended the University of North Texas, where he earned a BA in art history, and Southern Methodist University, where he earned his MFA. Zilm’s work has been exhibited throughout Texas and New York since 1996. His most recent solo and two-person exhibitions include, The Book I Read was in yr Eyes The Meth I Smoked was in yr Purse at Preteen Gallery, Mexico City; Cheats at the Compact Gallery in San Luis Obispo; An Introduction to Temporal Cloaking at the Oliver Francis Gallery; Gaffes and Informations at Ft. Worth Contemporary; 7023629730 at the Marty Walker Gallery in Dallas, TX; and A Social Acid (leaked) at the Marty Walker Gallery in Dallas, TX. Zilm has served as artist-in-residence at The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX and was the 2002 Dallas Museum of Art Otis and Velma Dozier Grant recipient.
The Multimedia Learning Center and the Office of Student Life are sponsoring several notable speakers this April. Times for the talks are listed below along with several other events of interest.
Director, Nasher Art Museum
Topic: “Contemporary Artists”
April 8, 2013 at 10:00 in SH118
Independent Artist focusing on site specific art and experimental new media
Wednesday April 17th at 6:30 PM in SH118
TBA: reviewing student work, Thunderduck Hall, T246
Director, Dallas Contemporary
Topic: “That’s Just Wrong! What you need to know to be an artist.”
Thursday April 18th at 10:00AM in Sabine Hall, SH118
Game Designer / Programmer
SMU Guildhall Faculty
Friday, April 18th at 1:00 in Sabine Hall, SH118
Topic: “Principles of Game Design”
Game Environment Artist
Friday, April 19th at 2:30 in Sabine Hall, SH 118
Topic: “Normal Mapping!”
Also on view:
RCHS Capstone Presentations
April 17th and 18th between 4:00 and 7:00 PM in El Paso Hall, near the cafeteria
Special Exhibition of
100×100=900 (100 video artists to tell a century)
Video Art from an International Selection of Artists.
Work will be shown April 17-19 outside T246 and other locations.
Hybrid World, Hybrid Culture
Multimedia / Game Student Art Exhibition
Lago Vista Gallery
Reception, April 17th at Noon, Lavaca Hall
Exhibtion continues: April 4 – May 2
Game Project Development Student Team Presentations
Friday Afternoon, April 19
Sabine SH118 (Before and after guest lectures)
Other Times: TBA
The Richland College galleries will be closed Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 22 for spring break.
TO EXIST AND TO AGAIN EXIST
Stephen Lapthisophon, Guest Lecturer
Thursday March 14, 2pm
Please join us for a lecture by the Dallas-based artist and teacher Stephen Lapthisophon, discussing the current exhibition on view in the Brazos Gallery, TO EXIST AND TO AGAIN EXIST. Four of the artists in the exhibition are former students of Professor Lapthisophon. Having worked closely with each, he’ll offer insight into the work on display and the artists’ process. The lecture is open to the public.
About Stephen Lapthisophon:
Stephen Lapthisophon, currently teaching at the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas at Dallas, 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, Berlin and Barcelona. Lapthisophon is also represented in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Dallas Museum of Art.
image: M. Kate Helmes (performance. March 7, 2013)
TO EXIST AND TO AGAIN EXIST
Brazos Gallery – Richland College
March 7 – April 5, 2013
Reception: March 7, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Performance by M. Kate Helmes during the reception
M. Kate Helmes
Taking its title from Pierre Krause’s artist statement, TO EXIST AND TO AGAIN EXIST highlights artists from the Dallas/Fort Worth area each at differing stages in their career. The group’s selection centers on the varying methods in which the artist responds to the act of making. The title thus addresses the crux of art production and speaks to the nature of the work presented. This could be a painting, drawing, found item, or event, regardless, in the creative act, a state of existence is either substantiated or referenced—“I AM STILL ALIVE.” Yet the work is not simply tied to singular gestures or Post-Duchampian indebtedness. Here the artist’s selection is more than a choosing of that which was previously made, but rather, considers various modes of finding: that in the brush stroke on a canvas, the placement of a thing in space or the moment attached to an event or written word. The artist thus reminds us of impermanence as well as the potential of propagation via the act of art making.