Phantom Switchback 118
Brazos Gallery – Richland College
December 20, 2012 – February 1, 2013
Reception: January 31, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
San Marcos, TX based visual artist JD Durham will be exhibiting a new group of abstract paintings based on impressions that loosely reference the road-scapes and ruined architectures encountered on a recent road trip in west Texas along TX 118.
Please join The Art Foundation for an artist talk and closing reception at Gray Matters Gallery on Thursday, December 13 from 6-8:30 p.m. The talk will feature the artist Richard Patterson, whose alter-egos Jan van Toojerstraap and Marianne Leflange are featured in twain in a series of mock publications and a beautiful sequence of videos. Queens, NY artist Shaun “El C” Leonardo will also speak. Leonardo is known for his art performance roles as a professional luchador, football player, boxer, and dancer, and most recently, a one man play.
Shaun El. C Leonardo
Fannin Hall, Room, 175 – Richland College
December 11, 2012
Artist Shaun El. C Leonardo will discuss his performative works addressing issues of cultural identity, masculinity, violence and wrestling.
“Through performance… I personify [an] iconography rather than depict its imagery. Performance allows me to surpass the embodiment of a character. By actually transforming myself into the “superman,” I truly experience the psychology and pain involved with representing the hero figure while more closely examining the belief systems and social constructs embedded within ideas of manhood.”