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Robert Andrade


Robert Andrade: Ruined State(s) No. 2
Brazos Gallery: Aug 9- Sept 7
Reception: Thursday, Aug 9, 4-6 p.m.
Artist Talk: Wednesdayday, Aug 8, 7-9 PM @ The MAC

Richland College is proud to present Ruined State(s) No. 2, an exhibition by San Diego artist Robert Andrade, showcasing plans for a West Dallas public artwork. The exhibition will present a sculptural variation of the proposed earthwork along with several drawings and digital images. By excavating the city plan of Washington DC into an estranged urban lot, the proposed public work explores shifting states of dominance through symbolic markers of power. An opening reception will be held at the Brazos Gallery from 4-6 PM on Thursday, August 9th , 2012.

Art in the Public Sphere,” a project discussion developed by The Art Foundation, will take place at The McKinney Ave. Contemporary on Wednesday, Aug 8th at 7 p.m. featuring several participants and  Andrade’s proposal for the city of Dallas.

Similar to the public art proposals of Jean Claude and Christo, the process by which to gain support is through civic interaction, exposure, and discourse. Andrade welcomes the discussion surrounding his proposed earthwork as integral to the process of public art. The exhibit at Richland College acts as a bridge between the conceptual culmination of ideas and the physical manifestation of the actions needed to realize such a large scale project.

Finding a forgotten, derelict site with a view of the downtown Dallas skyline, Ruined State(s) No. 2 imagines a temporary sculptural excavation. Disrupting the site to imbue it with new context, the work will allow community interaction as a way to contemplate systemic entrenchment and urban/political decay. Exposing sentiment as the underpinning of cultural value and stability the work considers the grandiose as comparable to the banal.


About the artist: Robert Andrade recently received his Masters in Fine Arts from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Researching spaces of power as both flat symbols of diagrammatic planning and living spaces imbued with history, his work exposes the temporarily of architecture as beautiful and sardonically perverse. Exhibiting numerous times in Chicago, IL and New York City, NY this will be Andrade’s first exhibition in Texas.

Annual Student Digital Media Showcase

Richland College Multimedia Department presents…


Annual Student Digital Media Showcase
April 4- May 11, 2012
Lago Vista Gallery, Richland College Library

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 4 from 12-1 PM

Selected exhibition showcasing the best of Richland College’s digitally developed student works. Food and refreshments will be available for the opening reception.

Ceramics Department participates in Empty Bowls

Richland’s Ceramics department is participating in “Empty Bowls.” The  nationwide charity and benefit movement’s Dallas Chapter is sponsored by the North Texas Foodbank.



Friday, March 9, 2012, 11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201

“Empty Bowls began as a small fundraising project that has now grown into a worldwide fundraising event. In 1990, a group of Michigan high school students, along with their art teacher, began actively searching for a unique way to help end hunger. After many ideas, they settled on a fundraiser where people of all kinds would be able to enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread served in a decorative ceramic bowl. Guests of the event were asked to keep the bowl as a reminder of those who suffer from hunger. Empty Bowls events are now held all over the world and have raised millions of dollars toward the fight against hunger.

Empty_Bowls_2007_074.jpg.380x380_q85“Empty Bowls is unique in that it does not have headquarters, directors, or guidelines. Each city’s event is a unique experience unmatched by any other. The Dallas chapter of Empty Bowls was started up by John Williams, potter and former owner of Trinity Ceramic Supply Inc., and his wife Darlene Williams. Thanks to the hard work of John, Darlene, and everyone involved, Empty Bowls has grown into a successful event in the heart of Dallas. Dallas’ Empty Bowls has benefitted countless North Texans in need, providing 2.5 million meals over the last twelve years!”

For more information on Richland College’s participation, please contact Jen Rose: jrr8430@dcccd.edu

for more information on Empty Bowls in Dallas: http://www.ntfb.org/d_empty_bowls_info.cfm

to purchase tickets to the event: http://www.ntfb.org/d_empty_bowls_info.cfm

Jock Sturges

Jock Sturges: Image Presentation and Artist Lecture

Thursday, March 8, 7 PM

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Richland College is pleased to present renowned photographer Jock Sturges at 7 p.m. on March 8 in the Fannin Performance Hall (f102).

Richland College continues its commitment to excellence in photography by bringing world-class photographers to campus to interact with students over the course of a day concluding with a free public lecture, reception and book-signing. Past participants in this distinguished series include Ralph Gibson, Mary Ellen Mark, Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor, Joyce Tenneson, Keith Carter, and Arno Minkkinen. Sturges, known for his sublime photographs of the female nude, will address ideas of beauty and biography in art. This presentation will contain images that may not be suitable for younger or more sensitive audiences.

Sturges’ talk at Richland College will draw on the wider cultural and academic context of his photography, grounding his work in the history of art, while delving into his interests in perceptual psychology and anthropology. For Sturges, it is important to understand, “how vital it is for aspiring artists in any medium to be well and broadly educated in art history specifically and in all culture more generally.”

Sturges, a highly published and exhibited photographer, received his BFA from Marlboro College in 1974 and his MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1985. Currently he is working as a fine art photographer in California, Washington state, Ireland, The Netherlands, and the Atlantic coast of France. He is also a commercial freelance photographer specializing in fashion and classical dance and a contributing editor to various photography magazines. Locally, he had a solo exhibition at Photographs Do Not Bend in Dallas in 2001. His most recent monograph, Notes, as well his earlier acclaimed books, The Last Days of Summer and Radiant Identities, will be available for sale at the book signing.

Richland College Photographic and Imaging

MAP to Fannin Performance Hall

Educational literature:

Educational Programming for Jock Sturges

Smudge Studio art talks

Lecture and image presentation by Smudge Studio

Brazos Gallery, February 13, 4-6 PM
The McKinney Ave. Contemporary, Feb 13, 6:30 PM


smudge-themacElizabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruse of Smudge Studio spoke at the Brazos Gallery and The MAC on Monday, Feb 13, 2012.

Engaging the students, faculty, and public the lectures encouraged a re-thinking of our conceptions of both time our place within the present moment. Delving into their practice as a both a conceptual and physical interaction with sites as a way to blur boundaries, the artists delivered a novel approach to art through research and a holistic, long term approach to our current time period and possible futures. The artists answered several questions from the audience, generating an insightful discourse into possibilities.

Jill Magid

Jill Magid: Artist Talk and Image Presentation

Wednesday, March 7, 7 PM
Sabine Hall Rm 118, Richland College


In conjunction with the 21st Annual Richland College Computer Arts Festival Richland will host JILL MAGID, nationally renowned conceptual artist to engage with students and the community, sharing insight into her art practice. Her artist talk will take place directly after the reception for Incidental Transformations in the Brazos Gallery.

Magid is known for taking institutional structures and language as her media, developing a largely performance-based practice in which she seeks to engage institutions of power on a personal, intimate level.  Intrigued by hidden information and it’s relation to the public existence, her videos and installations have been exhibited in the Whitney Biennial 2010, the Tate Modern, and she is currently participating in Failed States at the AMOA-Arthouse, Austin.

Magid will also be speaking at the Fort Worth Modern Art Museum on Tuesday, March 6th and researching a commission piece for te D/FW area.

m0aevidencelooogidMagid received her Master of Science in Visual Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Magid was an artist-in-residence at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam from 2000-2. She has received various awards including the Basis Stipendium from Fonds Voor Beeldende Kunsten in the Netherlands in 2006 and the Netherland-American Foundation Fellowship Fulbright Grant from 2001-2002. Magid has had solo exhibitions at various institutions around the world including Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Berkeley Museum of Art, California; Tate Liverpool; the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam; Yvon Lambert, Paris and New York; Gagosian Gallery, New York; Sparwasser, Berlin; The Centre D’Arte Santa Monica, Barcelona, and Stroom, Netherlands. Magid is the author of three novellas, and is currently working on her fourth. Jill Magid lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Presented by Richland College Multimedia Learning Center and Richland College Organization for Student Life.

Review of lecture by Colette Copeland: GLASSTIRE.COM

interview with Jill Magid on We Make Money Not Art

Gabriel Dawe

Gabriel Dawe

Artist lecture and technical study in the Brazos Gallery

Jan 31, 2012


Gabriel Dawe and his assistant Sandi Edgar visited Richland and worked on test piece for Gabriel’s upcoming exhibit in California. While here Gabriel spoke with 60 students about his process and evolution as an artist.

Incidental Transformations

Incidental Transformations Ian F. Thomas & Jon Shumway

March 7- March 29, 2012 Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas

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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-Richland College-Klein 08-web

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

Smudge Studio

In the Interest of Time
an installation by Smudge Studio

Brazos Gallery, February 2- March 2


Reception: Brazos Gallery, Richland College,  Monday, Feb. 13th, 2012 from 4-6 PM
Artist talk: McKinney Avenue Contemporary,  Monday, Feb. 13th from 6:30- 7:30 PM

Richland College’s Brazos Gallery presents In the Interest of Time, an installation by Smudge Studio, NY.  Investigating and documenting instances of convergence between humans and the land, Smudge Studio offers a reconsidered, holistic relationship of human/land interactions within a geologic time scale. Displaying photos and videos, as well as a geo-architectural field guide to New York City, the installation provides a consideration of “deep time” through projects mapping lake beds from the Pleistocene that now hold suburban tract housing and visits to several nuclear testing sites in America.

For the past six years Smudge Studio, comprised of Jamie Kruse and Elizabeth Ellsworth, has practiced a version of what Nicolas Bourriard in The Radicant called “the journey form.”  According to Bourriard, “the journey has become a [contemporary art] form in its own right . . . a compositional principle.” Smudge states that, “For us, the journey form has been a means to access, traverse, and feel for ourselves, a number of sites where the geologic and the human converge with intensity.  At such sites, we have used the journey form, along with the concept of deep geologic time, as compositional principles for creatively responding to the complex of forces (natural, built, historic, social, strategic and the imagined) we encounter.”


Recently Smudge Studio received a “2012 Architecture, Design and Planning Grant” from NYSCA for Repository: A Typological Guide to America’s Ephemeral Nuclear Infrastructure and their geo-architectural field guide to New York City, Geologic City, was funded in part by a grant from Brooklyn Arts Council and was included in the exhibition Mapping the Surface at Central Booking, NY. Exhibiting nationally and published in the New York Times, Smudge has also given presentations in Oslo, Norway, Madrid, Spain, Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, Los Angeles, and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Jamie Kruse is an artist and designer living in Brooklyn. She has a BFA in Visual Communication and an MA in Media Studies from The New School in New York.  Elizabeth Ellsworth is a Professor of Media Studies at The New School in New York. She has a Ph.D. in Communication Arts, Film Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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In the Interest of Time and all related events are free and open to the public. The Brazos Gallery, located at 12800 Abrams Rd, Dallas, is open from 10 AM – 4 PM, Monday- Friday with extended viewing hours by appointment.

smudge on glasstire

REVIEW: “In the Interest of Time” at Brazos Gallery, by Colette Copeland




featuring Nathan Green, Jeff Mueller, Thor Johnson, Monica Vidal

March 10-27, 2011
Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 10, 4-7 PM


 Richland College’s Brazos Gallery hosts “Construct,” featuring Nathan Green, Thor Johnson, Jeff Mueller and Monica Vidal. The exhibition contains undulating video patterning, meticulously crafted narratives, and spatial/perceptual inquiries. The vibrant and multi-faceted art works challenge and captivate viewers while avoiding prescribed methodologies. The exhibition will take place from March 10 through 27, 2011 with an opening reception on Thursday, March 10 from 4-7 PM.

The works in the exhibition offer a complex assortment of experiences united by a perceptual bombast. Each artist creates from individualized methodologies –appropriated graffiti, digital mandalas, personal mythology, and spatial inquiry— offering contemporary diversity charged with visual dynamism.

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About his choices for the exhibition, curator Ryder Richards says, “The ability to attribute rational constructs upon art simultaneously sabotages and enlightens the viewing experience. It seems to be what we do: ask questions of the work we find compelling. For this exhibit the artist’s pieces offer stories of individual construction and process, but in the end can no longer be contained by rational answers as the works form an individual experience.”

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