Feb. 12th- March 12th, 2010
Shirley Pogue Art Gallery,
East Central University
1100 E. 14th, Ada, Oklahoma
ECU Gallery presents Persistent Breach, featuring the work of artists Piotr Chizinski, Ryder Richards, Sue Anne Rische and Jonathan Whitfill. The work ranges from altered books, gunpowder drawings, to cast bomb forms. The work questions social class systems, the intangible form of knowledge, and violence in a modern world. The exhibition will take place from February 12th – March 12th, 2010. The gallery will host a closing reception featuring an artist talk and question answer session on March 11th, 2010 from 12-2 PM.
Ryder Jon Piotrs (RJP) is comprised of artists who have created an alternative method of engagement with the development of a Nomadic Truck Gallery. The gallery is a converted 24’ Ryder truck complete with white sheetrock panels and track lighting. Since it’s debut almost 3 years ago the mobile gallery has prompted several group exhibitions for the RJP members. Most recently the group has shown in Dallas, Abilene, and Marfa. They have also hosted a national juried ceramics exhibition in Phoenix, Arizona.
In Persistent Breach the artists’ works offer individuality within a the larger context of the group. The continuous input of diversified viewpoints in our modern society has the possibility to homogenize all ideas. Each artist is aware and responding to the collective works of his or her peers while simultaneously maintaining a level of personal ingenuity. The persistent breach of information and individuality creates a constant state of awareness and response within the group and, therefore, within the art.