Summer Update

TAF @ the DMA || TAF @ The Reading Room || TAF in semigloss. || TAF in DB12 vol. 4 || Solo Exhibit: Recompense || Culture Lab: Flow || RJP: CTRL+ P || Publication: Cruel Optimism || Crossing Borders || projects

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A few things have been happening… Most life-altering is that I have accepted a faculty job as a Visiting Scholar at Eastfield College, Mesquite, TX. I will return to Dallas from my Roswell residency in mid-August and start teaching various art courses.

Below is a series of exhibits, publications, and other paraphernalia related to my arts practice. Towards the bottom are images related to installations and new series of works I have been exploring. Thanks!


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Tom Orr

The Art Foundation [link] curates Boom Town [link] as part of DallasSITES: Available Space
Dallas Museum of Art
July 19- Aug 18, 2013

We are excited to be curating an exhibit in the DMA. Selecting regional artists the exhibit  comments on cultural divide between artists, patrons, and institutions.

Broadsides - Polar Bear 1

The Art Foundation presents Asteroid Belt of Trash Blocking Transmissions of Love [link]
September 5- November 2, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14, 7-9
The Reading Room, Dallas
(TAF and TRR are Texas Biennial 2013 Participating Organizations.)

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The Art Foundation presents “Fail Strong”
July 2013
semigloss. Magazine

Examining the development and subsequent failure of TAF’s attempts to realize a public art work with artist Robert Andrade’s Ruined State(s) No. 2, the article considers the possibility that the project self-realized it’s conceptualization.


The Art Foundation participates in The Dallas Biennial 2012 vol. 4

Based on the theme of ‘group portrait’ TAF members developed a dialogue and corresponding images to reflect a version of identity.



Recompense [link]
5&J Gallery, Lubbock, Texas

A selection of works created during the past year at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, including pieces from “Conflicted” and the “Deposition” series.


Shreepad Joglekar_ Non-Resident Aline Encounter SIte No. 1
Shreepad Joglekar_ Non-Resident Aline Encounter Site No. 1

Culture Laboratory Collective [link], a nationwide collective, presents FLOW
August 8 -September 7, 2013
The Arts Gallery, Collin College, Plano
(curated by Sue Anne Rische)

Each artist will develop 100+ multiples that will transition into another Culture Lab member’s set of multiples, allowing for individuality of concept and the communal exchange of collaboration to form between works. I will be trying to make 100 paper speakers. It that doesn’t work I’ll have to figure something else out in a hurry.



Ryder Jon Piotrs Nomadic Gallery [link] in CTRL + P
May 31- September 8, 2013
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston
(curated by Anna Walker)



Chizinski’s Cruel Optimism [link]
by Ryder Richards
Catalog Essay for Free School
Gary Snyder Project Space, Chelsea, NY
Cornell Press, May 2013

“Chizinski’s work argues that the ideological, unarguable stance of valuing human life increasingly collapses onto the individual citizen, with whom our trust must remain in the face of irresponsible government decisions and increasingly apocalyptic predictions.”


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Crossing Borders
July 31- August 10
The Oxford American, Little Rock, Arkansas
(curated by Susan Mumford of SMart, London)

 Additional Projects 

I will be teaching “drawing from architecture” at the Fort Worth Modern in August and have also been invited by Gus Kopriva to take part in True North, Art of the Lone Star at Palace of Arts, Cairo, Egypt in December of this year.

Here are some installations in The Cube:



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Some New Work:

lebore-triangles Le Bore series

mass ornament elegy 3-1k Mass Ornament/Elegy series

deposition1-400 Deposition Series