Gavin Rain is an artist from Cape Town, South Africa. Rain’s intent with his artwork is to show people two opposing ways of seeing. Up close, all you see are the details of each individual circle, but from a distance the portrait of Beyoncé becomes clear. His message is clear: “take a step back”.
Combining traditional pointillism and influences from our digital world, he brings new life to the well-known style with a technique we can only call neo-pointillism. Rather than using distinct colored dots, he stacks large concentric colored circles in a layered grid, similar to how pixels make up a digital image. Unlike digital displays, Gavin uses a wide range of colors to achieve his finished image, adding more color information than the original image provided. Gavin Rain’s experimentation with color theory helps him to design highly detailed and vivid images. He compares his own technique to using woodcut prints that utilize negative space to create depth.
There was an opening reception on November 30, 2017 from 7–9pm in the Reynolds Gallery.
Just a short walk on campus reveals the history of Texas A&M University through its diverse architecture. While we are all surrounded by his work, few of us are familiar with the name of the designer behind it: Samuel Charles Phelps Vosper, or S.C.P. Vosper. Between 1928 and 1933, Vosper served at Texas A&M University as both a Professor of Architecture and as Chief Designer under the Campus Architect, Frederick E. Giesecke. During his brief time at the university, Vosper oversaw the completion of 10 buildings on campus in just 4 years.
Vosper’s life and work is the subject of a recent publication by the Texas A&M University Press. The authors are architect Nancy T. McCoy, principal with Quimby McCoy Preservation Architecture, Dallas, and David G. Woodcock, Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Texas A&M University. The book will feature the images in this exhibit. The photographs featured in this exhibit are the work of Carolyn E. Brown, whose photographs of architecture and nature are widely published and exhibited internationally.
There was an opening reception on September 28, 2017 from 6–8pm in the Reynolds Gallery.
G52: Graffiti Artwork by Seve Garza
Seve Garza, otherwise known as G52, is a graffiti artist, photographer, videographer, and graphic designer based in Austin, Texas. Garza takes graffiti to the next level with his striking use of color, his detailed stenciling, as well as his tendency to focus on close-ups of human faces. He draws attention to the individualism of the people and items he selects with an attention to detail that is largely unseen in graffiti art. Each piece is achieved through many hours of tedious work, hand cutting as many as eight layers of stencils. He is known to create work focusing on issues of social justice, often drawing from his experiences as a third generation Latin American.
There was a closing reception scheduled on August 26 from 1–3pm in the Reynolds Gallery
The Art of Recycling
April 12 through June 17
With the help of elementary and middle school students of Bryan ISD, this exhibit showcases ways we can help the environment through recycling. Every piece in the exhibit has been recycled and repurposed. Throughout the exhibit, one can learn about how we affect the environment when we do or don’t recycle. Not sure where to start recycling? Come see us and learn easy ways to change your routine!
There was an opening reception on April 13 from 7-9pm in the Reynolds Gallery.
March 1 through April 8
ArtFest is an annual juried student art competition and exhibition sponsored by the Memorial Student Center & The Visual Arts Committee. The top winners receive cash prizes and all selected finalists will be exhibited in the James R. Reynolds Art Gallery.
New this year: we are accepting short film/animation submissions.
There was a reception on March 2, 2017 from 7–9 pm in the Reynolds Gallery where winners were announced.
January 18 through February 25
David Chapman Lindsay is an educator at Texas Tech University. He creates three-dimensional sculptures from painted canvases and uses the architectural space of the canvas as a metaphor for external and interpersonal influences that manipulate the way we perceive ourselves and others.
There was an opening reception Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Reynolds Gallery, David Chapman Lindsay was in attendance.