Oct 23- Nov 13, 2009
Hardin Simmons University,
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.
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
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
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.
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.