“Exiles and Infidels” by Cirkit of Mythos
WHEN: June 28-July 16, 2010
Reception during the First Friday Art Trail Friday, July 2, 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: Lott Gallery, LHUCA
511 Ave. K, Lubbock, TX
LHUCA, 511 Avenue K, will feature “Exiles and Infidels” by Cirkit of Mythos, a group exhibition coordinated by Ryder Richards in the Lott Gallery. The work questions of identity within an American-centric system of symbols, often appropriating pop culture imagery and techniques of media espionage, to create a contemporary mythology. The art takes the form of mixed media, installations, digitally altered photography, and painting and drawing. Please join us in the Lott Gallery during the First Friday Art Trail July 2, 2010 from 6-9 p.m.
Cirkit of Mythos is a collaborative art group based in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area comprised of Steve Cruz, Omar Hernandez, Eddy Rawlinson, and Jason Reynaga. Sharing respect for each other’s individual mythologies, the four artists have found commonalities in their processes as well as their bodies of work. Combining biting, witty, and politically-charged images with lush, beautiful and fun materials, the diversity of their work strengthens their conceptual communication.
Ryder Richards, as part of the Underwood Center’s Regional Arts program, coordinated the exhibit. Richards comments “Cirkit of Mythos has formed a small, unique community within a large metropolitan center. The work created by the group members contains a rich, diverse narrative, stating their worldview while remaining open to interpretation and sensitive to philosophical quandaries.”
Please note: Some images in this exhibition may be considered offensive.
The Underwood Center is open Tuesday- Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are located at 511 Ave. K, Lubbock, TX. For more information please contact them at (806) 762-8606 (806) 762-8606 or visit on the web at www.lhuca.org.
About the artists:
Infamous artist Steve Cruz is known for his insurgent and raucous approach to art. His work addresses issues of political correctness, sex, confused genders, ethnicity and sin. Mr.Cruz has managed to weasel his way into shows ranging from lowbrow bars to hightone galleries in such diverse locales as Chicago, Little Rock, Houston, Austin, El Paso and Waco. Currently he is engaged in the 7th Street Mural Project for the Historic North Oak Cliff Neighborhood of Dallas seeking to fill any blank wall with art. He is also owner/operator of Mighty Fine Arts Gallery, also in Oak Cliff.
Bridging new technology with traditional collage process, Omar Hernandez absorbs images of the world around him, both personal and cultural to create and recreate multi-layered and multi-dimensional mixed media works. Hernandez is the Art Department Coordinator and a full-time faculty member at El Centro College in Dallas.
Eddy Rawlinson’s sculptural work maintains the confrontational irreverence of his colorful and relentless mixed media paintings. Rawlinson is the Art Gallery Director at El Centro College.
Jason Reynaga creates installations using color-rich, multi-dimensional surfaces and images of recognizable super heroes and video games to create a perfect balance between glossy, glittery and beautiful materials and dark, aggressive and menacing content. Reynaga is the Design Division Director at Wade College in Dallas.
Oct 15- Nov 20, 2009
Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, Oct 15th 12-1PM
“In my own Country I am in a Far-Off Land…”
~Francois Villon, 1431 – 1463
In his new exhibition of mixed media paintings and prints at Richland College, Hell Bound Road, Eddy Rawlinson continues to explore the various layers of political/pop-culture images of the hero/anti hero in the mainstream and alternative media with its connection to cultural behavior and language.
Rawlinson asks, “Where does one find the evil doers, in a far-off desert land or jungle afar? Or could they be among the standard bearers of justice and freedom for all, as long as you look like they do, have the same economic status, and think like they think? Who then is the hero to fight the good fight for the good of all and vanquish this evil from our presence. It is not so clear anymore and becomes more difficult with each passing day, but we must not despair or never give up hope.”
Rawlinson exhibits extensively within the Dallas/Fort Worth area, recently showing at the Mighty Fine Arts Gallery in Dallas, Texas Christian University, and Artspace 111 in Fort Worth. He also exhibits with the art group The Cirkit of Mythos, a collaborative engagement with local artists Omar Hernandez, Jason Reynaga and Greg Mansur. Rawlinson is currently the Gallery Director and an Instructor at Dallas County Community College, El Centro Campus in Dallas, Texas.
Please join us for the opening reception and gallery talk on Thursday, Oct 15th, 2009 from 12-1 PM. The Brazos Gallery is located on Richland College Campus in the Crockett Building, Room C-140.