Aug 5th– Aug 26th, 2010
Closing Reception: Thursday, Aug 26th, 2010
from 12-1 p.m. in the Brazos Galelry (C140)
Richland College’s Brazos Gallery is proud to present Modular featuring the art of Eric Eley, Patrick Schneider, and David Willburn. Modular implies an infinite number arrangements resulting from the ability to manipulate modules. Each artist in this exhibition utilizes modules, manipulating the units according to an aesthetic sense, questioning and searching, and ultimately creating a new solution. The exhibition includes a large wall hanging structure built from wood and twine, several exploded architectural drawings, and stitching on fabric forming trapezoidal units derived from and overlaying natural shapes. The artists will give a gallery talk on this fascinating exhibition from 12-1 p.m. on Thursday, August 26, 2010. Modular will remain on display from August 5 through August 26, 2010.
Modular presents three views exploring the possibility of mathematical and architectural discourse. The works engage a form of structure and space, alternately questioning and disproving the truth of established logic. The works become a personal exploration under the guise of architectural inquiry as the works reveal nuances and narratives alluding to personal space.
The Brazos Gallery, located in Crockett room 140 on the Richland College campus, is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For viewing outside of these hours please contact Gallery Coordinator Ryder Richards. Modular and all associated events are free and open to the public.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Eric Eley, born in 1976, has recently moved to the Dallas area from Seattle where he received his MFA from the University of Washington. Eley’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States as well as internationally in Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and Switzerland. Most recently Eley had solo exhibitions at the Platform Gallery in Seattle and Hamburg, Germany while participating in group shows in Cologne, Germany; Vancouver, Washington and Basel, Switzerland. www.ericeley.com
Patrick Schneider, born in 1984, received his MFA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Schneider’s current work documents architectural space by exploding the architecture to a point where each space is alienated while retaining an integral role in the composition. These spaces are mapped from personal documentation and as choices are made the assumption that a mathematical inquiry would be neutral dissolves as personal decisions and fingerprints are discovered on the surface.
David Willburn, born in 1970, received his MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier, Vermont. Much of Willburn’s studio practice relates to domestic acts and ideas. This can be found in much of the imagery he chooses—scenes from Pottery Barn catalogs and of areas within his own home. His most recent work focuses less on knowable imagery and more on ideas of space, pattern and materials. The domestic reference, however, remains intact through his use of hand-embroidery and craft materials. Willburn’s work has been exhibited in New York, Helsinki, Finland, Portland, Oregon and Lubbock, Texas.
Thurs, Jan 28th: LEED Platinum Science Building Dedication
Sat, Jan 30th : Art, Science and Sustainable Community Symposium
Sat, Jan 30th : Regional Juried Exhibition, Water: More or Less
Art, Science and Sustainable Community Symposium
Richland College hosts a discussion on the role of water within the new model of sustainability. The symposium centers on themes of the built environment’s response to preserving ecology, striking a symbiotic equilibrium between human development and nature, and utilization of science towards creative responsibility.
Keynote speaker: Ignacio Bunster: Lead Architect on the Trinity Lakes Park Design, Dallas, Texas
Round Table Discussion 1:
Responding to the World : community produced ideas, science allowing for responsible design
Paul Villinski: artist
Chris Taylor: Landarts, Landscape Architect
Round-Table Discussion 2:
Developing a sustainable future: growth through engagement with ecology and the arts
Karla Klay: Artist Boat: Executive director
Sarah Jane Semrad: La Reunion: Co-Founder, Dallas TX
Architect from La Reunion’s Board
1:00 PM Refreshment and Check-in
1:30 PM Dance Part I: Shelly Cushman’s “Choking the Earth? Just take off those clothes and join the water in D-Flat “ (15 mins)
1:45 PM KEYNOTE: Ignacio Bunster (Trinity, water)
2:30 PM Dance Part I: Shelly Cushman’s “Choking the Earth? Just take off those clothes and join the water in D-Flat “ (10 mins)
2:45 PM Announcement of Breakout session options, Sabine Tours, Juried art show, student artshow, Larry Kirkland public art piece, etc…
(Refreshments provided during transition.)
(option to participate in Breakout 1 or Breakout 2)
BREAKOUT 1: Responding to the World
BREAKOUT 2: Developing a Sustainable Future
3:50 PM End Breakout sessions – Light Refreshments in Sabine
4:00 PM Tours of the new LEED Platinum Sabine Building lead by
Will and Perkins Architects (3 to 4 groups)
(Remember to view the student artwork in Lago Vista, Fannin Lobby, and elsewhere.)
4:45 PM Re-convene as we move to the Brazos Gallery
5:00-7 PM Opening reception for WATER: More or Less (with Refreshments)
5:30 PM Juror Talk & Awards Presentation: Paul Villinski, Brazos Gallery