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John Penny

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John Penny
Slow Measure: for Cornelius
Brazos Gallery: Sept 13- Sept 28
Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept 13, 4-6:00 p.m.

Richland College is proud to present Slow Measure: for Cornelius, an installation in the Brazos Gallery by Maryland Institute College of Art professor John Penny. A series of recorded “events,” including several constructions, will occupy the gallery paying homage to mentor and composer Cornelius Cardew. Referencing the space between abstract notation and drawing, Penny’s works will consider drawing as a material record of an action, as a non-autographic other composed of non-standard materials. Please join us at the opening reception for this reconsideration of drawing as constructed events on Thursday, September 13th from 4:00- 6:00 p.m.

Deriving the term “allographic” from Nelson Goodman’s “Languages of Art”, Penny’s works embrace the handling of material and it’s subsequent physical transformation as implied drawing, allowing the acts to convey the genus of idea rather than presenting ideological distillation through standards of traditional drawing. The subtle, conceptually formulated works espouse a formal beauty, often executed with reference to measurement, mark making, and spatial or time consideration.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: John E. Penny has taught sculpture, drawing, fine art, and theoretical studies in Australia, Great Britain, and the United States. After graduating from Maidstone College of Art, UK, he then completed his MFA in sculpture, with a minor in drawing, at Ohio State University. In 2003 he received a PhD in theoretical studies from the University of Leeds, UK. Since 1974 he has exhibited work in Australia and Great Britain, and recent work has been exhibited in Baltimore. Occasional writings have been published in Australia, Great Britain and the USA. He currently teaches in the Baltimore area.

More information on Allographic drawing: ALLOGRAPHIC DRAWING synopsis


Chuck Sheffield: A Quarter Milliion Hours in the Theatre… Give or Take

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A Quarter Million Hours in the Theatre… Give or Take

Chuck Sheffield
September 7-  October 14, 2011

Lago Vista Gallery, Richland College, Dallas
opening reception: Wednesday, September 7 from 12-1 PM

Richland College’s Lago Vista Gallery presents A Quarter Million Hour in the Theatre, featuring the set designs, models, and sculptural works of Chuck Sheffield. The exhibit displays several scale models used as physical tools for understanding design and composition related to the theatre, while also showcasing the breadth of experience culminated in Sheffield’s forty-plus years in the field. The exhibition will open Wednesday, September 7 and run through October 14th, 2011 with an opening reception and artist talk on Wednesday, September 7th from 12-1 PM.

Sheffield recently retired from thirty-seven years in the Theatre department at Richland College. Remaining creatively active, Sheffield has allowed Richland to exhibit his models, as both a documentation of his impact on the college and as singular objects requiring consideration. The pieces, developed by hand in an era of digital manipulation and laser-cutters, offer an alternative for familiarization of design and space, preferring physical manipulation and time as elements of complex synthesis.

A Quater Million Hours in the Theatre… Give or Take and all related events are free and open to the public. The Lago Vista Gallery, located in the Library at 12800 Abrams Rd, Dallas, is open from 9AM-9 PM Monday through Thursday, 9AM-4PM Friday and Saturday 12-4PM. For more information please visit our website at www.richlandcollege.edu/gallery or contact Gallery Coordinator Ryder Richards at (972) 238-6339 or rrichards@dcccd.edu.


Intricate Spaces

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Andrea Moon and Wesley Harvey
Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas
Dec 9, 2010 – Jan 28, 2011
Closing Reception/ Artist Talk: Friday, Jan 28 from 5-7 PM

Richland College’s Brazos Gallery is proud to feature Intricate Spaces, the sculptural ceramic works of Andrea Moon and Wesley Harvey. The exhibition questions identity through the object and its emotional association. Harvey’s work subverts traditional figurines into metaphors for sexual validation and inquiry while Moon’s raw structural pieces expose a delicate, disrupted emptiness. The exhibition will run from December 7th through January 28th, 2011 while the classes are in session. Please join us for the closing reception and artist talk on Friday, January 28th, 2011 from 5-7 PM.
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