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Ryder Richards: Persistent Breach

jon's wheel and ryder's gunpowder drawingFeb. 12th- March 12th, 2010
Persistent Breach

Shirley Pogue Art Gallery,
East Central University
1100 E. 14th, Ada, Oklahoma

ECU Gallery presents Persistent Breach, featuring the work of artists Piotr Chizinski, Ryder Richards, Sue Anne Rische and Jonathan Whitfill. The work ranges from altered books, gunpowder drawings, to 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 February 12th – March 12th, 2010. The gallery will host a closing reception featuring an artist talk and question answer session on March 11th, 2010 from 12-2 PM.

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 almost 3 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.

In Persistent Breach the artists’ works offer individuality within a the larger context of the group. The continuous input of diversified viewpoints in our modern society has the possibility to homogenize all ideas. Each artist is aware and responding to the collective works of his or her peers while simultaneously maintaining a level of personal ingenuity. The persistent breach of information and individuality creates a constant state of awareness and response within the group and, therefore, within the art.

For more information please contact Ryder (ryderrichards at gmail.com) or any other member of the group.


“Inhabited” by Piotr Chizinski

Piotr Chizinski
March 4- March 27, 2010
Artist Talk and Reception: Thursday, March 4, 4-7 p.m.
Lecture open to public: Thurs, March 4 from 12-1 p.m.

KERA radio interview with the artist.

Piotr Chizinski: Inhabited

Livingroom Scale Project_ Philanthropist, 30x40 lightjet print, 2009

Livingroom Scale Project_ Philanthropist, 30x40 lightjet print, 2009

Richland College is proud to present Piotr Chizinski: New Work. Chizinski’s art develops through a careful questioning of assumptions surrounding the issue of class. Chizinksi’s photographic work utilizes pseudo-science to document class levels by quantifying the trappings of a living room into a score denoting low, proletariat, middle or high class. The work, while taking into account issues of heredity and culture, questions the stratification in society and the individual within a system that proposes unlimited upward mobility.

Family Tree project: each trailer denotes an individual, traits and lineage.

Family Tree project: each trailer denotes an individual, traits and lineage.

Born in 1981 in Connecticut, Piotr Chizinksi has traveled the world through doors opened by his art. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas Chizinski collaborated on the creation of the Ryder Jon Piotrs Nomadic Gallery which has travelled throughout the Southwest. After inclusion in the Viewfinder photography exhibit in Houston and Dallas  Piotr Chizinski’s works were included in the Guangzhou Biennial of Photography in China and the Art LA Expo in Los Angeles, CA. He spent two months at the Hilmsen Residency in Germany during the summer of 2009 developing his recent studies.

The most recent work is based on a eugenics movement in Virginia during the 1920’s that sterilized over 10,000 men for their inability to pass tests developed by highly educated sociologists. The work takes an uncomfortably close look at the family trees of the area and offers a similar sterilization test notifying the test taker of their ‘breeding status’.

Please join us for the opening reception from 4-7 pm and a gallery talk at 6 pm on Thursday, March 4th, 2010. 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 rrichards@dcccd.edu.

Living Room Scale Project_ demo and explanation by Piotr Chizinski

Family Tree as a trailer park, based on early eugenics studies of the early 1900’s.

For more information www.chizinski.com


KERA interview