Category Archives: Faculty Events

Ryder Richards: Persistent Breach

jon's wheel and ryder's gunpowder drawingFeb. 12th- March 12th, 2010
Persistent Breach

Shirley Pogue Art Gallery,
East Central University
1100 E. 14th, Ada, Oklahoma

ECU Gallery presents Persistent Breach, featuring the work of artists Piotr Chizinski, Ryder Richards, Sue Anne Rische and Jonathan Whitfill. The work ranges from altered books, gunpowder drawings, to cast bomb forms. The work questions social class systems, the intangible form of knowledge, and violence in a modern world. The exhibition will take place from February 12th – March 12th, 2010. The gallery will host a closing reception featuring an artist talk and question answer session on March 11th, 2010 from 12-2 PM.

Ryder Jon Piotrs (RJP) is comprised of artists who have created an alternative method of engagement with the development of a Nomadic Truck Gallery. The gallery is a converted 24’ Ryder truck complete with white sheetrock panels and track lighting. Since it’s debut almost 3 years ago the mobile gallery has prompted several group exhibitions for the RJP members. Most recently the group has shown in Dallas, Abilene, and Marfa. They have also hosted a national juried ceramics exhibition in Phoenix, Arizona.

In Persistent Breach the artists’ works offer individuality within a the larger context of the group. The continuous input of diversified viewpoints in our modern society has the possibility to homogenize all ideas. Each artist is aware and responding to the collective works of his or her peers while simultaneously maintaining a level of personal ingenuity. The persistent breach of information and individuality creates a constant state of awareness and response within the group and, therefore, within the art.

For more information please contact Ryder (ryderrichards at gmail.com) or any other member of the group.


Earth Gallery Development

Richland College Art Faculty Jim Stover is developing a prototype mural for the new Earth Gallery to be built in Fannin Hall.

detail2Jim Stover, a world renowned artist, will be posting updates of his progress on his website: stoverart.net

The Earth Gallery will be a contained space to display sculpture, ceramics and other valuable pieces of art produced or owned by Richland College. The location of the Earth Gallery will be along the corridor of Fannin Hall and will utilize one of the existing architectural niches.


Ryder Jon Piotrs: Mercurial Imagination

Ryder Richards "Impossibility of Defeat/ Reversal of Fortune: A ram vs. Abrams

Ryder Richards, "Impossibility of Defeat/ Reversal of Fortune: A ram vs. Abrams" 2009

Oct 23- Nov 13, 2009

“Mercurial Imagination”

Hardin Simmons University,
Abilene, Texas

Closing Reception with Artist Talk: Friday, Nov 13, 5pm

HSU’s Ira M. Taylor Memorial Art Gallery presents “Mercurial Imagination,” featuring the work of Ryder Jon Piotrs members Piotr Chizinski, Ryder Richards, Sue Anne Rische and Jonathan Whitfill. The work ranges from altered books and shredded text to gunpowder drawings and cast bomb forms. The work questions social class systems, the intangible form of knowledge, and violence in a modern world. The exhibition will take place from Oct 26-Nov 13, 2009. The gallery will host a closing reception featuring an artist talk and question/answer session on November 13, 5:00-6:30.

Piotr Chizinski, "Brought to you by Nokia" cast plaster, 2008

Piotr Chizinski, "Brought to you by Nokia" cast plaster, 2008

Ryder Jon Piotrs (RJP) is comprised of artists who have created an alternative method of engagement with the development of a Nomadic Truck Gallery. The gallery is a converted 24’ Ryder truck complete with white sheetrock panels and track lighting. Since it’s debut over 2 years ago the mobile gallery has prompted several group exhibitions for the RJP members. Most recently the group has shown in Dallas, Abilene, and Marfa. They have also hosted a national juried ceramics exhibition in Phoenix, Arizona.

For more information please call HSU at (325) 670-1000 or visit the website :: http://www.ryderrichards.com/ryderjonpiotrs.html


Sara Cordona in “Stitch To Each Other”

cardonaStitch To Each Other
Exhibition: Oct 16 – Nov 16, 2009
Opening Reception Oct 16, 6-9:30pm
Decorazon Gallery, Dallas, Texas


A group show featuring three female artists; works in mixed media and recycled materials.
Aliza Lelah
Sara Cardona
Erin Stellmon

http://www.decorazongallery.com/gallery/artist/cardona_lelah_stellmon/stitchtogether.html


Ian O’Brien: Deadly Habits

UTSA Satellite Space
November 7 – November 23, 2008

Ian O'Brien

Ian O'Brien

“Ian O’Brien’s work focuses around a fictional town entitle Grip River in which he is the sole bureaucrat/figure head. Ian’s narcissistic world is bogged down with an endless array of tasks, red tape, and paperwork, making his work futile in nature. Ian O’Brien records the futility of his work through installation, performance, and viewer participation.” UTSA also offers up a MFA show, Four Walls One Room, by Vicki Stephens.


Viscious Pink: Mary Benedicto

Centraltrak:

Video of  Mary Benedicto‘s VISCIOUS PINKhttp://vimeo.com/4169644

Dallas new media artist and sculptor Mary Benedicto’s installation in the storefront project space, St. Angela of the Toucans, strikes irony by way of a neon explosion of color and form. It is a shrine to the Dollar Store, consumer indulgence, and the related promise of a consumer paradise.

Opening reception 6-8 p.m., Sept. 12. Gallery hours are Wed. – Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Centraltrak is located at 800 Exposition Ave., Dallas, 75226. For more information, visit centraltrak.org.


No. 3: What you do after No.2

The Ryder Jon Piotrs Nomadic Gallery presents “No. 3: What you do after No.2”

Opening Reception: 6-10 PM Saturday, October 10th, 2009
Waypoint Gallery, Marfa, Texas

Ryder Jon Piotrs Nomadic Gallery

Ryder Jon Piotrs Nomadic Gallery

The Ryder Jon Piotrs Nomadic Gallery presents No.3: What you do after No. 2, an exhibit of contemporary Texas artists held in conjunction with the Waypoint Gallery. The group show will feature new pieces questioning and commenting on the nature of a nomadic gallery, societal perceptions and personal identity.  The artists work in a range of media including steel, ceramics, installation and painting.  The nomadic gallery event will coincide with the Chinanti Open House weekend, October 9th and 10th, 2008.  Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, October 10th, 2008. During the opening reception the Thrift Store Cowboys, Tyler T. and Los SOBs will provide music.  This event is free and open to the public.

No.3: What you do after No. 2 will feature work by artists Piotr Chizinski, Mark Collup, B.C. Gilbert, Nathan Green, Anna Krachey, Andrea Moon, Cat Prose, Ryder Richards, Sue Anne Rische, Brian Wheeler, Jeffery Wheeler, Jonathan Whitfill and David Willburn.  With installation work and outdoor pieces by Emily Bales, Shreepad Joglekar, Chad Plunkett, Nola Richards, Charlie Scala, Ian F. Thomas and Christopher Walnoha. Each artist has developed a method of assessing and refining their work that not only confronts, but also speaks of aesthetics and unique presentation. Several of the artists display a tongue in cheek humor while commenting on grave issues that face our world, while others focus their energy on process and engage the complexities of material and mind.
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Ryder Jon Piotrs (RJP) is a collaborative art group based celebrating our third year of exhibits by returning to Marfa, the site of our first nomadic exhibition. The gallery is comprised of a 24 foot Ryder moving truck converted into a sophisticated gallery space complete with track lighting. The Waypoint Gallery generously offered space to the RJP Nomadic Gallery for this year’s exhibition. Waypoint Gallery is located at 208 South Summer Street, Marfa, Texas.

For more information please call Ryder at 806.790.5508 or go to http://www.ryderrichards.com/RyderJonPiotrs.html
This event is possible thanks to generous support from Ryder Rentals.


Bryce Lafferty: Vicious Candied Dreaming

Through Saturday, September 26
Visual Art League of Lewisville
official website

Lafferty: 3-D watercolor

Lafferty: 3-D watercolor

Bryce Lafferty’s three-dimensional watercolors are a smattering of color and pattern. They sometimes resemble toys, fruit, birds and anatomy. Raising young children has influenced his outlook on art making – he attempts to elevate the childlike experiences of fun, naiveté, day dreaming and discovery to the level of fine art.

Bryce lives in Denton, TX with his wife and two young children. He teaches Watercolor and Drawing at Richland College in Dallas and at the University of North Texas. Having recently graduated in December of 2008, Vicious Candied Dreaming is Bryce’s first solo exhibition since receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree.


Bryce Lafferty exhibits at Craighead Green
Lafferty- To see time fly

Lafferty- To see time fly

Richland Adjunct Art Instructor Bryce Lafferty was selected as an exhibitor in the annual New Texas Talent hosted by Craighead Green Gallery. Mr. Lafferty was one of 43 artists selected out of 370 entrants. Conceived in 1994 by Craighead Green Gallery, New Texas Talent is designed to introduce and promote emerging visual artists in the commercial market. Through their participation in the show, some artists have been offered representation by galleries and/or have been extended invitations for inclusion in future exhibitions.