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COREY ESCOTO – New Photographic Works at Dallas Art Fair

"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.

Preview the work to be displayed (here).




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

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


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.

KALEE APPLETON exhibition at Janette Kennedy Gallery – Dallas

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KALEE APPLETON, 2005 BFA in Photography, now living in Denton, will have an exhibition presenting selections from her MFA Thesis Exhibition (from Texas Women’s University) at the Janette Kennedy Gallery in Dallas.  The opening reception for the exhibition, titled Looking Back at Saturn, is on January 10th from 6-9 PM.  The exhibition continues through January 31.

ZACH NADER has first solo show at Microscope Gallery – Brooklyn, NY

Zach Nader, “442804191 (channel surf)”, 2015, inkjet print, 30 x 20 inches.

Zach Nader, “442804191 (channel surf)”, 2015, inkjet print, 30 x 20 inches.

ZACH NADER, 2011 MFA in photography, now living in Brooklyn, will have his first solo exhibition at Microscope Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn.  The exhibition, which features  new photographic stills and video works, opens Friday, January 9th and continues through February 16th.  Read more (here).

UPDATE: This exhibition was reviewed for WIRED online by Liz Stinson on January 21, 2015.  Read the review (here).

ROBIN J. KANG, 2013 ArtSlant Prize Winner, Exhibiting in New York

ROBIN J. KANG, 2004 BFA in Photography and formerly known as Jennifer Buell, is exhibiting works in her latest show Danger Is In The Neatness Of Identitification with Rwandan artist Duhirwe Rushemeza at the Catinca Tabacaru Gallery in New York. She received the ArtSlant Prize 2013 based on her strong body of work and her winning submission Core Memory (2012).

For full details about the exhibition, go (here).

"Random Access Memory" (2013) hand Jacquard woven cotton, 18 x 14 inches.

“Random Access Memory” (2013) hand Jacquard woven cotton, 18 x 14 inches.

Robin is also included in a group show called Winger’s Friends at Johannes Vogt Gallery opening this Thursday, November 20th in the Chelsea gallery area of New York.  The exhibit continues through December 20th.

Wingers Friends

TOM TURNER in Group Show at MOAH, Lancaster, CA

TOM TURNER is one of twenty-six photographic artists included by curator Sant Khasla in Being Here and There at the Museum of Art & History (MOAH) in Lancaster, CA.  The exhibition, which opened on November 22nd and continues through January 11th, focuses on imagery derived from the artists’ individual and contemplative experience of place.

Click here to see the Tom’s video selected for the exhibition.

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IAN F THOMAS Collaborative Installation Exhibited in Dubai


Autonomous Player Simulation v1.0

Ian F. Thomas, in collaboration with Byron Rich and Alex Derwick, has an artwork installation currently on display in Dubai in conjunction with the 2014 ISEA Symposium (20th Annual International Symposium on Electronic Art). Their installation is included in a group show at Lobo Listone Gallery located in the heart of Dubai’s art district – Al Quoz.

Autonomous Player Simulation v1.0 uses a gaming-based sensing environment by which viewers activate the movement of a near-future approximation of a military weapon.  The “aesthetic of the work asks viewers questions regarding the indiscernability between war and play as gaming technology.” Read more about the installation (here).

ian-thomas-pic-2Ian Thomas is a 2006 graduate of the MFA program in Studio Art.  Although his specialization was in ceramics, Thomas has worked primarily as an installation and conceptual artist, most often collaboratively.  In 2009, Thomas founded the Culture Laboratory Collective, a group of twelve artists from across the country who all work with ideas of social cohesion without conforming their own personal aesthetics. The Culture Laboratory Collective has worked with contemporary art critics such as Ben Lewis and Noah Simblist. It has conducted exhibitions at locations such as The Nave Museum, in Victoria, Texas as well as in Jingdezhen, Beijing, and Shanghai, China. Thomas has exhibited work internationally and appeared in numerous publications. In 2010, Thomas exhibited a performative installation entitled “The Ergonomics of Futility” with photographer, Shreepad Joglekar, at RO2 Gallery in Dallas, Texas. In 2012, he exhibited a collaborative piece, created with artist Ryder Richards, at the 2012 NCECA Invitational Exhibition, located at The Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington.

For more information about Thomas, go (here).

COREY ESCOTO Solo Show at Halsey McKay in East Hampton, NY


Corey Escoto (2004 BFA in painting, MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, now living and working in Pittsburgh, PA) will have a solo exhibition at Halsey McKay in East Hampton, NY beginning October 25th.

“Using a large format camera, a layered multiple exposure process, hand-cut stencils and Polaroid film, the artist constructs images within photography’s flattened surface plane. His Polaroids are compilations of texture, light and surface, hand-manipulated into enigmatic landscapes, geometric forms and other worldly spaces.” Read more at Halsey McKay.