Incidental Transformations Ian F. Thomas & Jon Shumway
March 7- March 29, 2012 Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas
Artist talk and reception: Wednesday, March 7, 4-6:30 PM, Brazos Gallery Immediately following the reception: Jill Magid artist talk, Wednesday, March 7th, 7 PM, Sabine Hall Rm 118
Artist Talk & Image Presentation at the McKinney Ave. Contemporary: Friday, March 9th, 5:30 PM,
Continuing Richland College’s innovative programming the Brazos Gallery presents Ian F. Thomas and Jon Shumway in the collaborative installation Incidental Transformations. Projecting digital video and light onto ceramic forms, the Pennsylvania based artists offer a reexamination of traditional media and a restructuring of gallery usage. Erecting several walls and blacking out windows, the installation engages interior/exterior dynamics, requiring audience members to disrupt lighting patterns and projections as they navigate the re-situated space.
Incidental Transformations allows Thomas and Shumway to embrace disparate media (ceramic and video) as compatible when exploring the ambiguous space between image and form. Projecting video morphing between architecture, nature, and the interior body onto ceramic Klein bottles, referencing infinity, the artist diffuse distinctions in favor of possibility. The multi-disciplinary installation will also feature a series of ceramic domes generating user interactive shadows, videos, and digital prints within the reconstructed space.
Shumway, a digital video artist, is a Professor at Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania who has exhibited his work nationally and internationally in locations including the Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, New York, Los Angeles, Providence, and Pittsburgh. He has also served as Director and Curator of the Harry M. Warner Festival of Short Film and Video. Thomas, trained as a ceramicist and known for his many collaborative endeavors, also teaches at Slippery Rock University. He is the founder of Culture Laboratory Collective, has taught numerous workshops from Seattle, Washington to Queens, New York, and has been published in Ceramics Now and seven Lark publications. Thomas will also be teaching at Touchstone Craft Center, Pennsylvania this summer.
Please Join us after the Incidental Transformations reception for an artist lecture by internationally acclaimed video and conceptual artist Jill Magid at 6:30 PM in Richland College’s Sabine Hall, room 118.
Press Guidelive Art and Seek
JUROR: Colette Copeland
We are pleased to have Colette, an extraordinary artist, arts writer, and new instructor at Richland College juror this years exhibit.
Meghan Dahlke’s “Pandora’s Ball: Tears of Joy or Sorrow”
color photo Garland HS J. Thompson Senior
Darby Fields’ “Untitled”
watercolor, crayon Rowlett HS C. Wilkinson Senior
Estella Garza’s “Urban Totem”
mixed media, ceramic North Garland HS L. McBride Junior
List of all participants: Richland High school juried exhibit-2011_participants
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: 12-1 PM Thurs, September 3rd, 2009
Gallery Dates: September 3rd- October 9th, 2009
Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas, Texas
The Brazos Art Gallery at Richland College presents Tactile, featuring the works of David Connolly, Paul Greco, and Harmony Padgett. The works range from abstract to figurative, employing a constant awareness and sensitivity to surface. In these works the passage of time reveals itself as complexity is built through layering, carving and collage. Tactile offers insight into innovative artist processes and explorations of material to convey content. The opening reception will be held on Thursday September 3rd, 2009 from 12-1pm. During the reception the artists present will give a gallery talk. The exhibition will run from September 3rd – October 9th, 2009. This event is free and open to the public.
Beyond the surface, the artists exhibiting in Tactile offer unique approaches to exploring themes of the body, social narrative and personal exploration. Harmony Padgett, a TCU graduate student, creates active abstractions on wooden panels. Padgett’s paintings can be seen as explorations of movement and figure halted and regained by her carving into the surface. David Connolly’s imagery bridges the internal mythology of stories with a materiality of paint strokes and rich finishes. His large-scale drawing/paintings create complex symbolic narratives. Paul Greco’s collage works display dedication to detail, considered composition and precise layering that develops a dense narrative. Greco’s work questions the gap between a perceived 1960’s optimism and today’s reality.
Please join us for the opening reception and gallery talk on Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 from 12-1 PM. The Brazos Gallery is located on Richland College Campus in the Crockett Building, Room C-140. Brazos Gallery hours are from 10-5 PM Monday through Friday. For more information please contact Ryder Richards, Gallery Coordinator at Richland College, at 972.238.6339 or by email at email@example.com.