Ergonomics of Futility Ian F. Thomas and Shreepad Joglekar coordinated by Ro2 Art and Ryder Richards Dallas, TX (ALERT: the reviewer participated in and coordinated this event, therefore he has special insights and vested interests.) “Ergonomics of Futility” provided a platform for dissension in trust and a spectacle of absurdity based on the most serious of problems: economic disparity and corporate… Continue reading Ergonomics of Futility
Hunters Welcome artist: Mark Collop New Project Space @ 500X Dallas, TX 12/04/2010 The new project space at 500 X has balls: big red, glittering, pig balls. Thanks to Mark Collop’s exhibit, “Hunters Welcome,” the space offers a disturbing commentary on hunting culture and masculinity complicated by sacral references. The installation reveals hunting’s situational power, and subsequent… Continue reading Hunters Welcome: Mark Collop
Piotr Chizinski : “Socio-academic Judo” Piotr Chizinski is the epitome of C.P. Snow’s “Third Culture.” Posited as the empirical intellect bridging the humanities and sciences, the “Third Culture” resists academic specificity to more fully navigate cultural inquiry within a real world context. Engaged in social interaction through art, Chizinski draws from several fields of study to continually… Continue reading Piotr Chizinski: Socio-Academic Judo
Monument to a Quarter Million Dreams Collaboration by Ian F. Thomas (Slippery Rock, PA) and Ryder Richards (Dallas, TX) NCECA 2012 Invitational: Push Play Curator: Linda Ganstrom, Director of NCECA Exhibitions Bellevue Museum, Seattle, WA STATEMENT: Play is a product of investigation and the willingness to take risks. As individuals progress the concept has a tendency to become alien and a… Continue reading Monument to a Quarter Million Dreams
“Presently bored: a gift from the vita contemplativa to the vita activa” 2011, infinitely looping video Video/film, by it’s nature, projects light from the past into the present. It also (typically) requires the viewer to be static, passive, and time bound. Considering modernity as a time of action glorified over considered contemplation, the present has ushered in passive acceptance. In… Continue reading Presently Bored
I developed this for a class I will be teaching at Touchstone Center for Crafts outside of Pittsburgh, PA. I will be there June 17-22 showing alternative froms of drawing and paper construction and destruction possibilities.