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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.

Work: Annual Art Faculty Exhibition

Annual Art Faculty Exhibit

Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas
Nov 17-23, 2011
Opening Reception: Nov. 17, NOON.

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Participating faculty include:

Dwayne Carter, Roy Cirigliana, David Collins, Colette Copeland, Sheila Cunningham, Eric Eley, Tim Jones,  Wayne Loucas, Brenda McKinney, Robert Galindo, Tom Motley, Vicki Mayhan, Ryder Richards, Jennifer Rose, Jim Stover, Keith Williams, and Kristin Vilbig

Jen Rose “Just Press Print,” Houston, TX

JenRose-interracial-chubby-with-horsesJen Rose (Richland ceramics instructor)
“Just Press Print”
Anya Tish Gallery, Houston TX

Opening Reception Friday, June 10, 6 – 8:30. On view until July 3, 2011.

Six artists from three continents focus on non-conventional approaches to printmaking: ArdAn Ozmenoglu, Jen Rose, Karin Bos, Orna Feinstein, Sang-Mi Yoo, Steve Wiseman.

“Jen produces subtle subversive sexual designs that extend into a spectator’s personal space. While completing her graduate degree she studied patterning in quilts,textiles,china painting and clay as noteworthy in the women’s Craft Movement. Women in sexually provocative poses,decorative stylized animal forms and direct anatomical references become imagery for one composition for wall paper and textile designs or on a vinyl panel applied directly to the wall. The flat,graphic images becomes patterned by rhythmically being tessellated or formed using small squares or blocks as in tile floors and pavements arranged in a checkered or mosaic pattern. To her an image’s power evolves when it is patterned –“however,when the image is patterned into hundreds of repetitions in one design the meaning dissolves into decoration.”

~June Mattingly, 2011

June Mattingly’s Texas Contemporary Art

29-95 Art: Just Press Print

Houston Press Arts


Ryder Jon Piotrs: Texas Biennial 2011

The RJP Nomadic Gallery (co-founded by Richland College gallery coordinator Ryder Richards) will be a participating organization with the Texas Biennial 2011
Austin, TX

Ryder Jon Piotrs Nomadic Gallery presents Unpacking Access
Friday, April 15__ performances to begin at 7 PM and 9 PM
Austin, Texas

(for more information please visit the Ryder Jon Piotrs website)

5-ryder-jon-piotrs_marfaFormed in 2007, the roving project RJP Nomadic Gallery has both exhibited at numerous venues and served as a venue for curated exhibitions. Unpacking Access is a performance investigating the possibility of decentralizing more traditional art distribution systems. Nomadic Gallery founders and artists Ryder Richards (Dallas, TX), Jonathan Whitfill (Lubbock, TX) and Piotr Chizinski (Ithaca, NY) use a rented 40’ Ryder moving truck to transport a ‘gallery kit’ which enables them to transform the vehicle into a functioning art venue. The work seeks to import open source media concepts and values to the notion of ‘the art exhibition’, modeling alternative forms of community access, engagement and collaborative ingenuity.

During opening performances the artists park the truck, unpack and install the gallery kit. Works by the artists related to information systems will be on display. Closing performances return the arts venue to its original function, as the artists pack up the truck and drive away. Performances are filmed and broadcast online as a further gesture toward transparency and accessibility — a gesture that is intended to acknowledge its limits, as the notion of the Internet itself as truly public and accessible space is only that, a notion.

~ Virginia Rutledge, Curator of TX B 2011

Ryder Richards: Pow[d]er

3-disruption-ii-void_gunpowder-and-graphtie-on-paper_30x22-inRyder Richards: Pow[d]er
Art Corridor II, Tarrant County College- SE
2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington, TX

March 24- April 23, 2011
Opening reception: March 24, 4-6:30 PM

“Pow[d]er” explores power structures as systems of reproductive ideology and seduction. Richards, artist and gallery director at Richland College, Dallas, offers new gunpowder drawings and large sculptures drawing associations between weaponry and beauty.

The work is an investigation into the power of the subliminal ideas or ‘temes’ within society, featuring an architectural installation pulsing with activity and sound along with several new, intricate drawings, made by igniting gunpowder on paper. The imagery offers organic patterns disguising and disrupting rifles set to impregnate the space –or the mind. (insert sinister laughter here)

(Art Corridor II is located on the second floor of the C-wing of campus. )

Video of the installation piece “Power: The Combine”

Eric Eley: “in theatre”

Eric Eley, adjunct sculpture and ceramics instructor for Richland College Art, has received much deserved praise for his Seattle art exhibition “in theatre.”

eric eley in theatreSuyama Space, Seattle, WA
24 January – 08 April 2011

in theater conveys the geometric landscape of an abstracted battlefield encampment. Overhead, a system of nets, interwoven with strips of fabric breaks up the expanse of the gallery’s interior, while tangled barricades divide the ground-level space. The spare architecture of the installation reflects hand-made defensive strategies employed at the intersection of manpower and technological power.

Video of Installation


“Review: Suyama Space installation shows the handmade doing battle with the high-tech”

Former Seattle resident Eric Eley’s “in theater” installation at Suyama Space arose from his fascination with handmade battlefield camouflage that was meant to fool sophisticated equipment.

Eric Eley is intrigued by space, perhaps most of all by illusionary space, and that’s what his installation at Suyama Space is all about. His work, “in theater,” creates space through the absence of mass.

The idea for his piece came out of his fascination with aerial photographs of World War II-era European battlefields collected by his airman grandfather. Once Eley’s curiosity was piqued, he sought further information on the camouflage techniques used to protect artillery emplacements. Handmade mesh nets covered in bits of burlap provided just enough structure to deceive the eyes of enemy pilots. They were easily transportable and low-tech, yet they concealed the heavy weapons from fliers who were using the most sophisticated technology of the time. The contradictions led Eley to this installation.

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