Brazos Gallery (C140)
Richland College, Dallas
March 31-April 17
Reception/Juror Talk and Awards Presentation:
Friday, April 8th, 12-1 p.m.
Juror: Ricardo Paniagua
Ricardo Paniagua is a
Dallas based painter.
Ricardo has participated in numerous exhibitions,
including the upcoming, prestigious Texas Biennial 2011
held in Austin on April 15-16, 2011.
The schools may be small, but they’re taking risks and creating galleries for alternative art and artist interaction.
If you had walked into Richland College’s Brazos Gallery on the evening of September 3, 2010, you would not have seen a single painting on a wall, sculpture on a pedestal, or print in a frame. Instead, you would have seen a strange, machine-like object in the center of the room, flashing lights and laser projections. The piece, Personal Victories, by artist Richie Budd, wasn’t exactly something you would find in the galleries in the Design District. It was a multimedia experience, the kind of art spectacle that you imagine confronting in a gallery in London’s Tate Modern or at a special installation at Mass MoMA. But was it art? It felt more like a performance than object.
Richland College will be participating in the Texas Biennial for 2011. This year the curator, Virginia Rutledge, has asked several arts organizations and institutions to encourage Texas arts during the Spring art events. This movement to emphasize the arts throughout the state is a great gesture in which we are happy to be included.
We have invited Dallas artist Ricardo Paniagua, a participant in the TX Biennial 2011, to speak at Richland college on Friday, April 8 from 12-1 PM. Mr. Paniagua will be this year’s juror for the “Annual Student Art Exhibition” held in the Brazos Gallery from March 31- April 17, 2011.
Gun. Fly. Plane. Brain.
Brazos Gallery: Sept. 29- Oct. 21
Artist Talk & Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 29, 4-7 PM
Richland College’s Brazos Gallery presents Fort Worth artist Alvaro Perez’s new sculptural works in Gun. Fly. Plane. Brain. Machined from aluminum or acrylic, the works take the form of small interchangeable discs arranged as diagrammatic directions portraying iconic symbols such as planes, bullets, or birds. Acting as both narrative structures and linguistic, conceptual traps, the works question our current sociological climate and the folly of simplification in the face of increasing turmoil and complexity. The exhibit will run from September 29th through October 21st, 2011 with an opening reception and artist talk on Thursday, September 29th from 4-7 PM.
Nov 11- Nov 23
Opening : Thursday, Nov 18th, 2010
Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas, TX
JUROR Suzy Jones, Executive Director of Plano Art Centre
Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd receive $100, Director’s choice receives $50.
Edith Baker Art Scholarship Exhibition
Sep 4- Oct 3, 2010 … presented by Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Free
Opening reception for Edith Baker Art Scholarship Juried Exhibition with Dallas County Community College District.
Irving Arts Center, 3333 North MacArthur Boulevard in Irving.
The DADA Scholarship Committee juried the 14 finalists chosen by visual art faculty members of the Dallas County Community College District. The winner receives $4,000, a mentorship and an internship with a DADA member of his or her choice.
Below… photos by Zach Montoya and prints by Robert Reedy.
About Robert David Reedy:
My art is an amalgamation. I feel that my work is best described as an exploration of materials and mediums. I am driven by a variety of influences and techniques in which one explorative experiment leads me towards new concepts of direction within my work. I maintain a strong process oriented studio practice where in all mediums from oils, ceramics, printmaking, and multimedia tend to inform one another; deriving a synthesis of technique.
I am currently working with digital imaging and silkscreen processes to complete multiple series that investigate past and future archetypes, myth, and pop-culture belief structures. Video has also become important to my creative process. I am becoming highly entranced by the idea of experiential art forms where in the art itself is not tangible and can only be experienced. Video is allowing me to shape and mold these fleeting moments of experience into an editable expression of time and space. Within these contexts I am playing with ideas concerning altered views of reality where in meaning is derived through transitions of perception. My current video work depicts internalized conflicts as well as project based documentations.
Over the last six months I have been experimenting with sound art. I have joined forces with a few artist peers and have formed a sound art group called Binary Sound Machine. We have performed our improvisational soundscapes at multiple venues including: the Balcony Club, the Winedale Tavern, Mighty Fine Arts, and the McKinney Avenue Contemporary. Binary Sound Machine has also recently been awarded the Meet the Composer grant in which the funding will be utilized for public outreach workshops that demonstrate creative processes utilizing currently available technology. A performance by Binary Sound Machine will conclude these scheduled event workshops and is to be held and sponsored by the McKinney Avenue Contemporary on October 22nd and 23rd. My work with Binary Sound Machine has in turn led me to form a smaller collaboration of new media artists called Orchestra Out Of Tune in which sound, video, and scripted performance are utilized. Orchestra Out Of Tune will be performing in their first public performance at the Logo Vista Gallery at Richland College on August 25th.
I am currently an enrolled student at both Richland College and the University of Texas at Dallas. I have received an Associates of Arts degree from Richland College where I am an active member of Phi Theta Kappa and a contributing member of the Art Club. I am pursuing my undergraduate degree in Emerging Media and Communication at the University of Texas at Dallas where I anticipate graduation within the class of 2012. A Masters of Fine Arts Degree is certainly in my future plans though I wish to work within a commercial design career path before attaining my MFA. I am interested in the shifting tides of marketing as it drifts exponentially towards digital media and further away from television, radio, and print. I feel that I am situated within a unique point in this digital revolution and desire to make contributions towards its fruition.
About Zachariah Montoya:
I, Zachariah Montoya am a photographer, a poet, a drawer, a painter, a calligrapher, and a tattooist. In other words, I am an artist. I am both an amateur and a professional, I pursue the arts with passion and when I can, I make my living doing so. Originally from El Paso, TX I had the fortune of being raised in a multicultural world thus gaining more than one perspective about everything, including art. What it is, what it means, how it can be interpreted and how to use it as a tool to express myself.
Influenced and inspired by a myriad of artists from Michelangelo and Van Eyck to Patrick DeMarchelier and Art Wolfe. I quite rapidly evolved into an artist of many disciplines, using the various techniques and styles I love to help spur me into my own world of art and creativity.
At the age of 19 I moved to Canada briefly and joined a small circle of artists who called themselves The Loop Society, and began to experience another culture and perspective, which opened my eyes yet again to the power of art. Now seeing that art is a breaker of barriers and understanding that it knows no limitations, I pursued travel with the intention of sharing life and art with anyone and everyone.
Continually traveling I soaked in all that I could from the artists around me, from graffiti artists to sidewalk chalk artists. Spending time in Albany, NY, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Seattle, WA, San Diego, CA, Kansas City, MO, Tampa, FL and now Dallas, TX. I have allowed the beauty of the world to awe me time and time again, and desire to share that with others. In my quest to share I have been blessed to show my art and photography in numerous galleries throughout The United States and Canada. I have had my works published in 5 books and a number of newspapers.
My other real passion in life is helping children. One of the great desires in my heart is to attain funds through my art in order to aid orphanages and medical clinics in Third World countries and would like to run a local free studio that children can come to and express themselves creatively. I have volunteered with several ministries in Juarez, Chih, Mexico that did relief work and look forward to doing so again.
:::: Press Release from DADA ::::
Presents Edith Baker Art Scholarship Exhibition
Featuring Visual Art Students of DCCCD
Sept. 24, 2010 at Irving Arts Center
The Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) 25th anniversary festivities begin with a reception for the winner of DADA’s Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund on Friday, September 24, 6–8 p.m., at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Boulevard. The DADA Scholarship Committee juried the seven finalists chosen by visual art faculty members of the Dallas County Community College District. The winner, who will be announced that evening, will receive $4,000, a mentorship, and an internship with a DADA member of his or her choice. The reception is free. The exhibition runs Sept. 4-Oct. 3, 2010. Call 214-914-1099 for more information, or visit http://www.dallasartdealers.org/artscholarship.php.
The finalists are Francisco Alvarado and Brain Hauser of Brookhaven, Suzan Hawkins and Mary Thomas of Cedar Valley, Thien Ho and Antony Sarelli of Eastfield, Gonzalo Trujillo and Caitlin Ramsey of Mountain View, Christopher Gonzalez and Pavlina Panova of North Lake, Zachariah Montoya and Robert David Reedy of Richland, and Raymond Butler and Janet Aguire of El Centro.
ABOUT THE EDITH BAKER ART SCHOLARSHIP AND ARTIST CAREER DEVELOPMENT FUND
In celebration of its 20th anniversary in 2005, the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) created the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund, honoring the respected owner and director of The Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas. One of DADA’s founding members, Edith owned and directed The Edith Baker Gallery for nearly thirty years before retiring in 2004. The Edith Baker Art Scholarship benefits a student pursuing study of the visual arts through a cash award and career development activities such as a gallery show, a mentorship, and an internship. Proceeds from individual donations, annual DADA events, and collection jars at each DADA member location support the Edith Baker Art Scholarship, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Visit www.dallasartdealers.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ABOUT THE IRVING ARTS CENTER
The performing and fine arts community in Irving welcomed a new home in 1990 with the completion of the Irving Arts Center. The Arts Center’s 10-acre complex, nestled in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth, features two fully equipped theaters; four galleries; meeting, classroom, reception and rehearsal facilities; and a verdant sculpture garden. The Arts Center – a department of the City of Irving – was designed to accommodate a wide range of cultural and civic needs. Visit http://www.irvingartscenter.com for more information.
“Trajectory” is presented by Ro2 Art at ThirdSpace, benefiting Dallas Public Arts Project. Ryder Richards’ new drawings, installations, and sculptures are derived from the ballistic trajectory of a .243 Winchester rifle. The works explore the physical and metaphorical quandary of a trajectory as a quantified destiny, attempting to alter the predetermined path. The works will be on view August 7th through the 28th, 2010. Please join us for the opening receptions Saturday, August 7, 6-9 p.m.
Robert David Reedy
“The Critical Mass of 99 Monkeys”
Lago Vista Gallery, Richland College
June- Aug 25, 2010
Closing Reception: Wednesday, August 25th from 12-1 p.m.
Robert David Reedy, a current student of Richland College Art Department, displays his 99 art works developed around the image of a monkey skull. Taking his cues from pop iconography, Warhol, contemporary advertising, Marshall McLuhan, and Walter Benjamin’s text “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” Reedy displays a work that challenges and posits fascinitating cultural commentary.
Reedy’s use of a stencil to create the imagery causes a faux mechanical similarity, yet Reedy alters the colors providing a distinct uniqueness to each image. While the content may be disturbing it tends to become subjugated to the overall aesthetic of stylized pattern and color when one views the entire piece. The idea that the grotesque and powerful may be relegated to pattern due to sheer quantity challenges notions of social responsibilty in the face of stimulus overload.
Reedy will also perform the latest incarnation of “Pyramid Schemes” during the closing reception utilizing video projection, synthesizers, and vocals. The performance promises to be fast and intense as Reedy investigates issues of power within a social context.
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.