Shayne Murphy: Transient Space
Lago Vista Gallery: Aug 29-Oct 5
Reception: Wednesday, Aug 29, 4-6:30 p.m.
Richland College presents Transient Space, new works by Shayne Murphy drawing from narrative memory and fragmented logic systems. Utilizing multiple styles within each work Murphy fuses figurative realism with linear abstraction to create mysterious spaces within his paintings. Developed from the distortions in dreams and memory, figures in the work take on a surreal aspect as they navigate the mathematically iconic interiors. Murphy will be responding to the challenge of the curved walls in the Lago Vista Gallery as the works transform into an installation, allowing a complex evolution of illusory perspectival space into physical space.
Murphy, born in Houston, is completing his Masters in Fine Arts in Painting/Drawing from the University of North Texas, Denton. His ability to balance strong design with deft rendering has earned him “Best in Show” from UNT’s Student Art Competition and a purchase award from the Beaumont Art League, as well as inclusion to Craig Head Green’s New Texas Talent 2012.
Oil on canvas, 60″x48″.
Capture the Flag, 2012.
Oil on canvas, 55″x70″.
Benjamin Terry and Giovanni Valderas
January 11-March 29, 2012
Lago Vista Gallery, Richland College, Dallas
artist reception: Thursday, Feb. 9 from 4-7 PM
Richland College presents Fragment, new art installations by artists Benjamin Terry and Giovanni Valderas. Expanding their unique styles of painting and figure/ground abstraction the artists embrace the challenge of working on two curved walls in the Lago Vista Gallery. Both artists currently explore notions of loss and erasure through layering, providing persistent figurative content as a platform for conceptual and formal inquiry. The exhibition will run from January 11th through March 29th, 2012 with an artists reception on Thursday, February 9th from 4-7 PM.
Valderas focuses on personal relationships and situations to generate his imagery. After rendering the figures Valderas builds up heavily textured areas with paper and collage techniques, eradicating detail while enhancing focus on the fragmented content. Similarly, Terry draws a series of self-portraits, carefully obliterated and cautiously revealed to present a disrupted narrative. At once densely layered yet achromatically subtle, the works reveal only fragments of face, garment, and intent. Benjamin Terry and Giovanni Valderas are both completing their MFA in Painting at University of North Texas, Denton.
Fragment 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.
www.benjaminjamesterry.com _ BenjaminTerry_statement-resume2011
www.giovannivalderas.com _ GiovanniValderas_resume-statement2011