Archive for October, 2014

IAN F THOMAS Collaborative Installation Exhibited in Dubai

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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

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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.

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School of Art Alumni Reception in New York – October 23rd

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LIBBY KAY HICKS Has Solo Exhibition in San Angelo

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LIBBY HICKS, a senior in Studio Art with an emphasis in painting and drawing, will have a solo exhibition at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Coop Gallery on October 10th and 11th.

artist photoEntitled Fabrications, the exhibition is an exploration of visual scenes from memories of places and experiences from the past and present. A mental manufacturing recreates a pull between reflection and invention. The works in the exhibition have a symbolic dialogue between “home” and the relationships that inhabit each environment. They also relate to social issues regarding gender roles and the lives of women.  Says Hicks about the work that will be exhibited, “All of the surfaces used in Fabrications are those that you could find in a home. Pillow shams, curtains, bed sheets, table clothes, baby blankets and ribbon, all to assemble visual memoir created with a hesitant intent.”

Hicks grew up in Floydada, TX and graduated from Floydada High School in 2011. This year she is serving as Art Editor for the 2015 Harbinger: TTU Journal of Literature and Art.

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