Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ryan O'Malley, Power In Numbers

There is Power in Numbers in the Ben Bailey Art Gallery at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. From Thursday, Oct. 8, through Sunday, Nov. 22, art lovers can see Power in Numbers, an exhibit by Ryan O’Malley, assistant professor of art in printmaking at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
An artist reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. This exhibit has been curated by Jesus De La Rosa, associate professor of art at Texas A&M-Kingsville.
Power in Numbers is an exhibition of works conceived as part of an ongoing project titled The Process of Getting to Know You, O’Malley said. “Traditional and nontraditional portraiture interpret personae through various technical and conceptual means,” he added. “Stencil matrices serve as the foundation for this project; faces of personally significant individuals have been reproduced by paper and blade to their most essential shapes.”
O’Malley said he created various bodies of work from this point, utilizing the major printmaking processes including relief, intaglio, lithography and serigraphy with digital, sculptural, mixed media and ephemeral explorations.
“The aim is to investigate correlations between the individual and humanity, and how concept meshes with medium and matrix,” he said.
O’Malley is an artist, educator and member of Outlaw Printmakers. His work has been included in numerous national and international exhibitions, publications, portfolios and collections. He has exhibited internationally in Russia, Japan, France and China with a solo exhibition in Parnü, Estonia and collectively on occasion of the Venice Biennale International Arts Exhibition in 2011 and 2013.
His expertise was recently included in Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Process, Second Edition by Fick and Grabowski.
The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 361-593-3401.