Recent economic reports speculate that a third industrial revolution, shaped by digital technologies, is underway. This summer, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) investigates the implications of such technologies on the making of sculptural and functional objects in the 21stcentury. Ctrl + P, on view May 31 – September 8, in the small gallery,features work by several contemporary artists who use open-source programs and 3D printers to conceptualize and create in revolutionary ways.
Using digital technology as a tool to create is not new to all artists, but only in recent years have open-source programs, computer-aided design programs and 3D printers become more available and affordable to the average maker. HCCC Curator, Anna Walker, is eager to present work that shows the potential of using such technologies. Walker explains, “By sourcing their designs from online creative commons, the artists featured inCtrl + P question issues of shared authorship, decentralization of labor, and the possibility of making entire industries available to the individual. Given that the late 20th century, in many ways, emphasized and celebrated the role of the individual maker, Ctrl + P explores how these technologies will contribute to the widespread embrace of communal authorship in the future.”
The 1st Annual Dallas Art In The District Art Fair features an array of contemporary emerging art galleries [and artists]. Art In The District provides participating galleries [and artists] with a platform to present new works to a strong and growing audience. Art In The District is for everyone from the first-time buyer to the art savvy collector.
HSU’s Ira M. Taylor Memorial Gallery Gallery presents “Mercurial Imagination,” featuring the work of Ryder Jon Piotrs members Piotr Chizinski, Ryder Richards, Sue Anne Rische and Jonathan Whitfill. The work ranges from altered books and shredded text to gunpowder drawings and 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 Oct 26-Nov 13, 2009. The gallery will host a closing reception featuring an artist talk and question/answer session on November 13, 5:00-6:30.
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.
Jan 28th, 2009
A Ryder Jon Piotrs exhibition held at the
Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts.
(LHUCA) 511 Ave K, Lubbock, Texas
Ryder Jon Piotrs invite you to Moment’s Notice. Please join us tomorrow night, Thursday January 29th, 2009 to view the newest works of Piotr Chizinski, Ryder Richards, Sue Anne Rische and Jonathan Whitfill. Beginning at 6:30 PM and lasting until 8 PM the artists will be available at the Underwood Center to discuss their art and receive feedback from the attendees. The exhibition, Moment’s Notice, will be on display until Sunday.
Moment’s Notice resulted from the impromptu efforts of the Ryder Jon Piotrs collaborators to fill a vacancy in the Underwood Center’s main gallery. Ryder Jon Piotrs (RJP) is comprised of local Lubbock artists who have created a stir in the art world 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 the mobile gallery has prompted several group exhibitions for the RJP members. Most recently the group had a show at the Nau Haus gallery in Houston and is currently planning their first juried ceramics exhibition to take place in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Innovation by Limitation exhibition at the NauHaus Gallery was held on December 6th, 2008. The exhibition showcased works by artists Ryder Richards, Piotr Chizinski, Jon Whitfill, and Sue Anne Rische.
Thanks to Dan Allison for all his help in putting this event on. Thanks to Nancy Keinholtz for dinner.