Category Archives: Exhibits

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.

Stephen Lapthisophon : Self Destruction


Stephen Lapthisophon
Self Destruction
July 20 – Aug. 30, 2013
Brazos Gallery
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.

Artist Talk:
August 29, 2-3PM
Sabine Hall, SH117

Ex. 11

Ex. 11
Sept. 6 – Oct. 4, 2013
Brazos Gallery
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.

Artists include:

Jesse Morgan Barnett
C.J. Davis
Randall Garrett
Matthew Girson
Vince Jones
Lucy Kirkman
Stephen Lapthisophon
Anna Membrino
Francisco Moreno
Lauralee Pope
Ludwig Schwarz
Kate Shepherd
Jeff Zilm and Sonja Lowrey

John Penny

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John Penny
Slow Measure: for Cornelius
Brazos Gallery: Sept 13- Sept 28
Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept 13, 4-6:00 p.m.

Richland College is proud to present Slow Measure: for Cornelius, an installation in the Brazos Gallery by Maryland Institute College of Art professor John Penny. A series of recorded “events,” including several constructions, will occupy the gallery paying homage to mentor and composer Cornelius Cardew. Referencing the space between abstract notation and drawing, Penny’s works will consider drawing as a material record of an action, as a non-autographic other composed of non-standard materials. Please join us at the opening reception for this reconsideration of drawing as constructed events on Thursday, September 13th from 4:00- 6:00 p.m.

Deriving the term “allographic” from Nelson Goodman’s “Languages of Art”, Penny’s works embrace the handling of material and it’s subsequent physical transformation as implied drawing, allowing the acts to convey the genus of idea rather than presenting ideological distillation through standards of traditional drawing. The subtle, conceptually formulated works espouse a formal beauty, often executed with reference to measurement, mark making, and spatial or time consideration.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: John E. Penny has taught sculpture, drawing, fine art, and theoretical studies in Australia, Great Britain, and the United States. After graduating from Maidstone College of Art, UK, he then completed his MFA in sculpture, with a minor in drawing, at Ohio State University. In 2003 he received a PhD in theoretical studies from the University of Leeds, UK. Since 1974 he has exhibited work in Australia and Great Britain, and recent work has been exhibited in Baltimore. Occasional writings have been published in Australia, Great Britain and the USA. He currently teaches in the Baltimore area.

More information on Allographic drawing: ALLOGRAPHIC DRAWING synopsis

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″.


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Dallas Observer

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.

New Mexico Workshop 18

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Richland College presents the 18th Annual New Mexico Workshop Photography Exhibition.

Brazos Gallery (C140) from June 8- July 20, 2012.
Opening Reception: Friday, June 8 from 7:00- 9:00 p.m.

Live Music by Jazz Harpist CARLOS GUEDES
by Blue Mesa

Participating artists: Jessica Bennett, Sara DelRegno, William Deniger, Stephen Evans, Steve Flatt, David Namasky, Peter Nguyen, Alcione Otero, Sandra Prevott, Helen Rieger, Valerie Tan, Aaron Thomas, Earl Ward, Roy Cirigliana, and Wayne Loucas.

Selected images on-line at:

Richland College Map to Brazos Gallery.

Dallas Guide Live
Dallas Observer

Visual Art Exhibition


Visual Art Exhibition, curated by Richland College Art instructor Keith Williams

April 5-24, 2012
Viewing Hours: Mon- Fri, 9 am – 4:30 pm

Artist Reception: Thursday April 19, 4-8 pm

Artspace at Metropolitan Press
6400 Maple Ave. Ste 850
Dallas, TX 75235

ARTISTS on display: Sonjia Becker, Wallace Hughes, Pat Ferris, Bob Barretto, Cher Marsden, Marsh Kendall, Jean Chattin, Gary McCleskey, Cynia Barretto, Marlyn Keiffer, Rachel Schwarz, Mieko Dotson, Marilyn Mason, Jessica Bloomfield, Christina Thomas, Connie Pena, Carolina Marrero, Jesus Velasquez, Betty Levy, Rosa Simmons, Louise Slater