Ergonomics of Futility

As part of Richland College’s visiting artist program Ian F. Thomas will give a demonstrative workshop involving ‘image transfer on plaster.’
Thursday, Nov 18th, 2010 in Room F175 (ceramics area).

While in Dallas Ian and cohort Shreepad Joglekar will have a performance exhibition in Oak Cliff… see below:

ergonomics1-web“The Ergonomics of Futility”
An Installation/ Performance by Sheepad Joglekar and Ian F. Thomas.
Saturday, Nov 20th, 7-10 PM
Location: 411 N. Tyler, Oak Cliff area of Dallas, TX
(close to the MFA Gallery)

Sheepad and Ian’s work explores the inefficiencies found in complacency, inflation, futility and politics. The Ergonomics of Futility will utilize and demonstrate, through performance and installation, the inevitable, redundant conflicts between idealism and the real. It is expected to present complex critiques of socio-economic hierarchies that are entangled in everyday life. Employing diverse methods, this one-night-only happening will shine a light on issues that impact all of us.

BREAKDOWN: Ian and Shreepad will come to Dallas from Pennsylvania and Victoria, TX (respectively) on Wed the 17th. Ian will do a workshop at Richland College on Thursday the 18th for the Richaland College Clay Club. “Ergonomics and Futility” will be opening Saturday,  Nov 20th in Dallas.


07-thomas_ianIan F Thomas is formally trained with an MFA  in Ceramics from Texas Tech University and currently teaches for Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Shreepad Joglekar has an MFA in Photography from Texas Tech University and is an instructor for The Victoria College in Victoria, TX. Meeting in school they developed their original collaborations utilizing hybrid methodologies including sculpture,  drawing and performance to realize their ideas. In Dallas the duo will create a performance based installation focused on economic futility… mostly contradictions involving work and money. Of the diverse methods mentioned, the artist will most likely employ students, volunteers, or day laborers to create then destroy objects and money conflicting the time/cost paradigm. The event should include several local participants who will repeatedly perform futile actions related to commerce and manual labor.

_________ REVIEW of the show: Dallas Arts Revue _______________

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