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RYDER RICHARDS – San Diego Art Institute 53rd International

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Ryder Richards (2001 BFA in Studio Art; MFA from TCU) had three pieces selected into the San Diego Art Institute’s 53rd International Exhibition.  Obligation [2014], shown above, received an Honorable Mention and cash prize.

See all his works that got into the exhbition (here).

SCHOOL OF ART SPRING NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE

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The Spring 2015 School of Art Newsletter is now available online (click here).

Hard copy versions will be mailed out in a few weeks.  To be sure that you receive a hard copy via (snail) mail, drop us a note with your mailing address at soa.alumni@ttu.edu.

LUBBOCK AREA ART ALUMNI SHOW – CALL FOR ARTWORK

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School of Art announces a call to all Lubbock Area Alumni to submit work for a summer exhibition, June 13 – July 25.

SIZE AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS:
• One (1) artwork per artist that is ready to install.
• Artworks no larger than 48×48 inches or heavier than 60 lbs
• Artworks must be hand-delivered; no shipping will be accommodated.

DELIVERY DATES TO LANDMARK GALLERY AT SCHOOL OF ART
Monday – Friday, May 25th – 29th | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, daily
(Closed 12:00pm – 1:00pm for lunch)
Saturday, May 30th | Noon – 5:00 PM

EXHIBITION DATES:
Monday – Friday, June 13th – JULY 25th | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, daily
or by appointment on weekends

RECEPTION FOR THE EXHIBITION:
SATURDAY, JUNE 13TH | 6:00 – 8:00 PM, School of Art

END OF SHOW ARTWORK PICKUP DATES:
Monday – Friday, July 27th – 31st | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, daily
(Closed 12:00pm – 1:00pm for lunch)
Saturday, August 1st | Noon – 5:00 PM

QUESTIONS: CALL LANDMARK ARTS AT 806-742-1947

ERIC SIMPSON Collaborates on Kickstarter Project With Poet John Poch

SimpsonJ. Eric Simpson, 2013 BFA in Studio Art, in collaboration with John Poch, Ph.D., professor in English at Texas Tech, successfully used Kickstarter to raise funds to support production of an artbook project called Longsuffering. The book will bring together the poetry of John Poch and Eric’s recent photographic work.

Their Kickstarter campaign, which originally sought to raise $8,000 for the project, was successfully funded on April 24th with $13,570 committed by 106 persons from around the country.

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The project will involve letter pressed poetry on fine paper with archival photographs tipped-in onto the folios. The folios will be hand-stitched and cased by Eric, himself, into a limited edition of 30 copies of Longsuffering.

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Both Simpson and Poch were recently interviewed about this project by The Bowerbird.

Eric expects to complete the project before he moves to Buffalo, New York, where he will begin his MFA studies this fall.

COREY ESCOTO – New Polaroids at Dallas Art Fair & NADA New York

"Can't Make Love to the Telephone" (2014) 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm) Impossible silver shade instant film (polaroid)

“Can’t Make Love to the Telephone” (2014) Impossible silver shade instant film (polaroid), 8 x 10 inches.

COREY ESCOTO (2004 BFA in studio art, now living in Pittsburgh, PA) is one of four artists whose work will be exhibited by Boston based Samsøn Gallery during the upcoming Dallas Art Fair this coming weekend – April 9th – 12th.

Escoto’s newest photographic artworks will be on display.  Escoto uses IMPOSSIBLE brand instant film for his most recent project.

UPDATE: May 14, 2015 – Writing for the New York Times about New York’s NADA Art Fair this week (May 14-17), art critic Roberta Smith pointed out Escoto’s Polaroids showing at Regina Rex for the fair.

Preview the work (here).

RD THOMAS ADVERTISING SPOTLIGHTS MICHAELA YARBOROUGH

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MICHAELA YARBROUGH, a senior Communication Design student currently interning with RD Thomas Advertising, has received a great profile on her work there.

To read the entire interview, click (here).

 

IAN F. THOMAS’ ‘SOMETHING SWEET’ OPENS IN HOUSTON

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IAN F. THOMAS (2006 MFA in ceramics/sculpture, now living in Slippery Rock, PA) has a solo exhibition titled Something Sweet, opening at BLUEorange Contemporary Art Gallery in Houston on Friday, March 20th.

Works in the exhibition examine gender inequality found in commercial cereal advertising.

Read more about the exhibition at ArtsHound.com.

RYDER RICHARDS Opens Solo Exhibition at Lawndale Art Center, Houston

Subjective Machines: Platonic Solids (2014-2015) resin, plastic, wood

Subjective Machines: Platonic Solids (2014-2015) resin, plastic, wood

Ryder Richards, 2001 alumnus of the Studio Art BFA program, with an MFA from TCU, will have a solo exhibition open at Lawndale Art Center, Houston on Friday, January 23rd.  The exhibition continues through February 28th.

The installation, titled The Idyll, is a hybrid between a pulpit and science fiction control station: a modernist temple to information complete with security cameras, digital projections, and panels of quasi-unintelligible text and formulas. Upon entering the exhibition the participant can be documented, image projected, and stripped of identity markers conforming to a Universalist ideal: a dissipation of “self” into simplified aesthetic phenomena. Reacting to Walter Benjamin’s notion of the detached image of cinema living a more rich, traveled, and complex life than the actor, Ryder hopes to thwart this aggrandizement of “self image” in a more Eastern sensibility: dissolution of self to merge with the whole, a sacrifice of identity and knowledge for communality.

The exhibition travels to Carillon Gallery, Tarrant County College-South, in Fort Worth March 5th through April 2nd.

JON WHITFILL receives Curator’s Choice Award at WAH Center, Brooklyn

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Jonathan Whitfill’s sculpture titled USA Yesterday (shown above) received a Curator’s Choice Award from juror Yuko Nii, artist, philanthropist, and founder of the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center (WAH Center) in Brooklyn, NY.  The sculpture was included in Over the Edge: Paperworks Unbound, Part 2 at the WAH Center in December through January 4th.

Jonathan Whitfill received an MFA in sculpture from Texas Tech University in 2006, having received a Bachelor of Science focusing in Biology and Chemistry from Wayland Baptist University. He currently teaches AP Physics, Astronomy, and Coaches Chess at Estacado High School in Lubbock.  He also teaches welding classes to the general public at The CH Foundation Metals Studio of the Charles Adams Studio Project located on the CASP-LHUCA campus in downtown Lubbock.

Whitfill exhibits his work mainly in his native Texas habitat, but he has also exhibited in seventeen other states as well as France and China. In 2014 he exhibited work at University of Michigan School of Art & Design in Ann Arbor, at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, at the Lawndale Art Center in Houston, West Virginia University, Morgantown, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha, and the Dougherty Art Center in Austin, TX.   He is a founder of several artist run collaborative groups including, the RJP Nomadic Gallery, Earthbound Moon, Culture Laboratory Collective, The Button Project, and the Free Range Creatives.

PHILIP HAIGH included in Vanity Fair article about the Dallas Ebola Cases

Philip Haigh, standing second from left, with Dallas County judge Clay Jenkins, center, and other staff members, Ruby Blum, Lauren Trimble, and Shay Cathey, at the Dallas County Courthouse.

Philip Haigh, second from left, with Dallas County judge Clay Jenkins, center, and fellow-staffers, Ruby Blum, Lauren Trimble, and Shay Cathey, at the Dallas County Courthouse. (Photograph by Dan Winters)

PHILIP HAIGH, 2008 Studio Art major with a 2012 Masters in Liberal Studies from SMU in Dallas, is one of the parties from the office of the Dallas County Courthouse who were interviewed for Vanity Fair’s February 2015 “untold story” behind the Dallas Ebola cases last year.

Read the story by Bryan Burroughs (here).