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.
Magid 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
Incidental Transformations Ian F. Thomas & Jon Shumway
March 7- March 29, 2012 Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas
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 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
Richland College Galleries presents “Thor Johnson: Thorrific!” Johnson’s latest works showcase disparate styles that speak of a personal investigation and propose dualism within an artist’s work. The artists work points towards our modern connectivity as altering the individual and cultural world view. The individual experience is now myriad with inundation from multiple sources and Johnson, rather than shying away from this expansion, embraces it. The work covers topics of spiritual symbology, excess and greed in the 80’s, popular culture satire, and interactive abstract videos developed from a layering of computer based processes. His exhibit creates an authentic, complex personality filled with energy, obsession, flaws, and perseverance. The process stands as a counterpoint to the focused investigations of most contemporary artists.