July 18th – 19th, 2008
SSAC :: (Southwest School of Art& Craft)
San Antonio Contemporary Art Month
San Antonio, Texas
Thanks to the Faculty and Staff of the Southwest School of Art & Craft for making this event possible during the San Antonio contemporary art month.
TEXT of interview:
July 18, 2008 · It’s a roaming gallery is based inside of a 24-foot long moving van. The idea came out of necessity for gallery creators, Ryder Richards, Piotr Chiszinski, and Jon Whitfill.
Among other things, they are artists based out of Lubbock, Texas, where the opportunity to display work is scarce. They needed to transport art and in the process discovered that the truck they use to move pieces could also serve as a space to display the work. They’ve been to Houston, Marfa, Wichita Falls and now San Antonio.
“What’s so great about it is we get to go experience audiences and venues that we don’t normally have a chance to do.”
That’s Ryder Richards, no relation to their sponsor Ryder Trucks, but he says it’s just worked out for them.
“We’re kind of artists who have a very practical nature and you know efficiency.”
Being practical they know the price of gas could change the nature of their work in the future when they plan to branch outside of Texas.
“We should be able to at some point just hop on a plane, take a bag of tools, land somewhere, construct our own gallery, leave it up for a week and tear it down and leave. And maybe even turn the pieces we tear down into another form of art and leave that there.”
The RyderJonPiotrs Nomadic Gallery will be on display at the Southwest School of Art and Craft through Saturday evening.