Glasstire.com_ Interview with Titus O’Brien

TITUS O. BRIEN
Writer {Glasstire.com, Artlies, Ft.Worth Star-Telegram}
Glasstire Article

Ryder, Piotr, and Jon at Charles Adams Gallery
Ryder, Piotr, and Jon at Charles Adams Gallery

” I then met Ryder Richards and Jonathan Whitfill, who were doing some framing at Charles Adams Gallery. I saw more examples there of work by some of the better artists in the Underwood show, like Lahib Jaddo, and more or less everyone else I’d eventually meet that day. We headed next door for coffee with Piotr Chizinski, who is the third member of Ryder Jon Piotrs Nomadic Gallery.

You may have seen them in Marfa, Houston, San Angelo, or Wichita Falls,
in matching jumpsuits, manning installations of art hung in the backs
of rented Ryder trucks (the name is somewhat auspiciously
coincidental). The idea is a natural one for three young artists in
Lubbock. Rather than wait to be discovered in some random exhibition at
the local art center, they just keep hitting the road, taking their art
to the people. This could end up looking like nothing more than a
rehashed retro Fluxus/”Furthur” bus trip love-in, but the guys take the
lighting, placement and presentation seriously. They may be having a
good time, but they want it to look pro. It’s a great idea. I found
them energetic, smart and funny, and imagine they comprise a good
percentage of whatever cool-quotient is measurable in town.”

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