The titles of the works, which are suggestive of allegorical content, serve as introductions to the images narrative.
My aim is to engage the viewer in both the title’s verbal association and it’s visual analogy. My hope is that the work will provide both surface and metaphorical readings that will connect the idea with the image. I hope to bridge the conceptual to the representational. To take the representation beyond the thing represented, beyond a materialistic sense and have it function on other levels.
At the same time I want to make the image as interesting visually as it is conceptually.
Please visit www.BruceRichardsStudio.com for further informationBruce Richards
Born: Dayton, Ohio Resides in Dobbs Ferry, NY
Education: 1973, MFA, Univ. of Calif. Irvine, 1970, B.F.A, Univ. of Calif., Irvine
Grants:1998 California Arts Council (CAC) Individual Artist Fellowship ( painting) – 1998 City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Grant ( painting)
1992,Commissioned Artist, Graphics Arts Council, LACMA ( print) 1984, Eighth National Exhibition, Los Angeles Print Society, First Award, Edward Ruscha, juror
1977 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship ( painting)
21 Solo exhibitions in California
Grunwald Center for the Arts, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long beach, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA