“Disrupted Geometries” is an art exhibition of paintings, drawings and collages that have at their core geometric foundations held in tension against the irregular, non-geometric marks that comprise them. Works by Shawn Camp, Elvia Perrin, Ruth Shouval, and Randy Twaddle are on display.
Shawn Camp grew up in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho and completed an MFA in Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1997. He began exploring, art-making, and exhibiting works throughout the United States and abroad as an artist and musician. He settled in Austin, Texas where he works in his studio and teaches at Texas State University and Austin Community College. His paintings and multimedia works have been shown throughout Texas and in New York, Tokyo, and Los Angeles, along with many other locales, and are included in numerous public and private collections. They compulsively explore meaning in disorder through a textured expanse of color, light, and sound. “I make paintings that explore the boundary between the physical and the transcendent. Each is an aesthetic reaction to our tendency to comprehend reality through an elaborate construction of systems and precepts that divide our experience into diametric poles of existence.”
Elvia Perrin received her MFA from the University of North Texas at Denton in 2002. She was a collaborator, printer and artist at Flatbed Press + Gallery in Austin, Texas, for seven years, and has taught. She has taught printmaking and foundation courses locally for over a decade. She currently is a Lecturer of Art at Texas State University and working in her own printmaking studio. Elvia is the Founding Executive Director: PrintAustin, a city-wide contemporary print event. She has collaborated with Retailers Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel and TRNK, NY and has shown nationally and internationally. Elvia is currently represented by Wally Workman Gallery and lives in Austin, Texas.
Ruth Shouval lives and works in Houston, Texas. She studied at the Bezalel Academy of Arts in Jerusalem and received her MAE from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 1996. She became a member of the CE RISD faculty in 1996, remaining there until 2015. She also attended the Glassell School of Art in Houston from 2004 to 2007. In 2012, she was selected to participate in PrintHouston Next, a national biennial of contemporary print juried by Dena Woodall, curator of prints and drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH). Shouval’s work has been exhibited at the Galveston Art Center, the Museum of Printing History (Houston, TX), Washington Printmakers Gallery (Washington, DC), Sol Koffler Gallery (Providence, RI), Sarah Doyle Gallery (Providence, RI), Barbara Davis Gallery (Houston, TX), amongst others. Her public art installations include the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence and the Kolter Elementary School in Houston. She was recently awarded first place at PrintTX 2015, a juried biennial exhibition in Houston.
Randy Twaddle has maintained a multi-disciplinary visual art practice for over thirty years, exhibiting throughout Texas and the nation since the early 1980’s. He has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Cultural Arts Council of Houston Harris County Artist Award, an Award in the Visual Arts, and an Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Award from the Dallas Museum of Art. His work is in the permanent collection of the Dallas Museum of Art, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Brooklyn Museum, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, Yale University, and other institutions, as well as numerous corporate and private collections. In 1998, Twaddle co-founded the strategic communications and design firm ttweak, where he served as principal and creative director for thirteen years, working with clients such as Zilkha Renewable Energy, Texas Children’s Hospital, MFAH, CAMH, The Menil Collection, and many others. Twaddle was co-creator of the Houston. It’s Worth It. campaign, a ttweak project, which published three well-received, crowd-sourced books - HIWI: The Book, HIWI:Ike, and HIWI:Rice. Twaddle left ttweak in 2011 to return to his studio practice full time. Since then he has continued to exhibit drawings, prints and paintings, completed public and private art commissions in various media, designed textiles for Crypton, designed a line of Transformer Tiles for LaNova Tile, and a series of Transformer Rugs for Carol Piper Rugs.
The Sarofim School of Fine Arts Gallery gratefully acknowledges the Barbara Davis Gallery (Houston, TX) for the loan of works by Ruth Shouval and Moody Gallery (Houston, TX) for the loan of works by Randy Twaddle.
On Tuesday, February 25, from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. there will be a guest artist lecture by Shawn Camp in the Sarofim Fine Arts Gallery. Then advanced student studio visits/critiques will occur from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m in the painting studio, #360 FAC, (auditors welcome).
On Wednesday, February 12, from 12:30 - 1:30. here will be a guest artist lecture by artist Elvia Perrin in the Sarofim Fine Arts Gallery; earlier that day, from 11am - 12:15pm, Ms. Perrin will conduct studio visits/critiques to advanced drawing/printmaking students in the painting studio, #360 FAC - auditors welcome.