“Patent Pending” is an invitational group exhibition, organized by Jonathan Whitfill (2006 MFA in sculpture, currently lives and works in Lubbock), that includes artists from all across the U.S. along with a few international guests. Each artist was given an original book of U.S. Patents (from 1961-1965) that documented inventions and creative minds during this innovative time. The artists were then asked to make an original piece of art inspired by their particular volume. The exhibition opens on July 3rd at the Charles Adams Studio Project 5&J Gallery (602 Avenue J, Lubbock TX) from 6-9PM.
About 100 artists were invited; below is the list of TTU alumni participants.
Maisie Marie Alford, Pedram Baldari, Vicki Bee, Brianna Brunett, Conor Callison, Cory Chandler, Piotr Chizinski, Ryan Collins, Bryce Dallas, Hannah Dean, Kara Donatelli, Charles Dreis, David Echols, Tommy Gaudi, Annie Geddicks, B.C. Gilbert, Eddie Grisby, John Hancock, Wes Harvey, Naomi Hill, Scotty Hensler, Jaci Ross Hunt, Shree Joglekar, Jim Johnson, Joel Kiser, Madison Manning, Derrick Martin, Abed Monawar, Andy (Andrea) Moon, Lloyd W. Patterson, Jr., Ryder Richards, Kimberly Rumfelt, J. Eric Simpson, Ian F. Thomas, Victoria Shields, Sean Scully, Ashton Thornhill, Mark Watjen, Jeff Wheeler, Brian Wheeler, Keith Welch
See Shreepad Joglekar’s video submission below.
Current students included in the exhibition are Albert Careaga, Harrison Brooks, Brandy Gonzales, Nicolle LaMere, and Noah Wakefield.
Current and retired Art faculty include Shannon Cannings, William Cannings, Dirk Fowler, Ghislaine Fremaux, Lynwood Kreneck, Andrew Martin, Terry Morrow, Von Venhuizen, and Sara Waters.
73 artists participated in Friday evening’s presentation. Many of the artworks can be viewed via Facebook (here), or via #patentpendinglubbock.