Villa di Donato, Naples May 29 – June 10, 2019 It’s a pleasure to introduce my newest series ‘Ether of the Homeland’ for Summer 2019. This work is a look through the lens into the American Dream beheld by my immigrating family four generations ago and how it reflects onto our vision of the […]
The titled \'Ablation Season’, is a period during which glaciers lose more mass than they gain; usually coincides with summer. It reminds me there are seasons of change for everything, nothing in life is static.
Ripe with pastoral vignettes typical to most early 20th century propaganda, the stage is set for a combustive double entendre within the artwork’s title Ether of the Homeland. The tossing narrative imagery of broken shackles, blindfolds removed, beers toasted and youth’s promise rising to the smell of prosperity. The ether is in the air […]
Surprisingly as an artist, I still enjoy hearing the stories and passions of art collectors. It’s a healthy reminder for an artist, that the enjoyment of a collection isn’t just about the jazz of consumption. With this in mind, I must share a recently discovered collectors website solely dedicated to interviewing and understanding the passions […]
This entire series began with a single spark, loaded with the call for equality, justice and dignity. A woman in her might, breaking loose the chains of oppression above her head. Printed in 1919, one of the first stamps, as a free and independent country at the end of WWI. Cleverly printed only a couple […]
One of my favorite new pieces released in 2019 is Plentiful Abundance. There’s a lot going on in this piece, so let me share a few of my indulgences. There’s flexing masculinity, youthful breasts and old-timers toasting beers to the spoils of productivity. Apples and fish are brimming in their baskets as the postage era promises […]
Gallery 825, West Hollywood February 9 – 22, 2019 It’s a pleasure to introduce my newest series ‘Ether of the Homeland’ for spring 2019. This work is a look through the lens into the American Dream beheld by my immigrating family four generations ago and how it reflects onto our vision of the future. […]
This is Equivocal Intersection, one of my fondest from this series as it calls on us to draw attention to not what is directly visible in front of us, but what is in our periphery. That narrow space between recognition and out of sight, that somehow seems to be wired to a more intuitive part […]
This extraordinary close-up detail of Mounting Reserves, really gets me thinking about, not so much \"what\" it is... but \"how\" it behaves, slowly unfolding in this soft pool of light. I see a delicate sensuality of grace.
University of Arizona Museum of Art May 26 – September 9, 2018 Closing Reception & Artist TalkSeptember 6th 5-7PM University of Arizona Museum of Art, presents Cascades, a solo exhibition by Richard Slechta. In Cascades, Slechta invites viewers to be part of the shifting action as an investigation into the fleeting nature of things we […]
Inflection Point exemplifies the core theme in my newest series, ‘Cascades’. What stands out differently is the dominate rigid blue bar that appears in so many other works, is now taken a contoured form. Its whipping movement, launches the shard like glass into a maelstrom of kinetic flight. Aptly titled ‘Inflection Point’, the interplay between […]
I imagine you all know my work well, but perhaps less about who I call my friendly competition - the rigorous circle of contemporary artists that also work within the genre of experimental, non-camera based photography. Not exactly mainstream, but it’s growing lure is an art genre that draws on older traditions of pre-digital methods […]
Mary Hardin Center for Cultural Arts January 13 – April 28, 2018 The Mary Hardin Center for Cultural Arts, presents 20 works by Richard Slechta for his solo exhibition ‘Cascades’. About the work: In his photograms, Richard Slechta engages the basic dyad of presence and absence, giving it a striking immediacy. His art […]
Nestled above the Sunset Strip in the Hollywood Hills, Slechta’s artworks become a feature of this modernists Tag Front architectural gem.
California Center for the Arts, Escondido September 29 – November 12, 2017 Artists Lecture: October 15th The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will present 17 works by Richard Slechta for the group exhibition surveying the varied conceptual approaches to photography. Richard will be featuring nearly all new works including the much anticipated installation, […]
I love the time of year when I open up the studio to friends and collectors to get a first look of my new series, Cascades. Another delicious Studio BBQ wraps up the 2017 year.
An important part of my studio practice is “how\" I make my art. This “how” informs the intent that is embedded in the works. The glistening and pristine surface of the photo paper, only quietly whispers to the materials and mannerisms of its making. Draw closer and enjoy this video.
Gallery Projektraum M54, Art Basel, Switzerland ‘Ping Pong’, June 13-19, 2016 Richard joined the curated exhibition at gallery Projektraum M54, running with Art Basel, Switzerland.
Art ReviewGallery Projektraum M54, Art Basel, SwitzerlandJune 13-19, 2016Gallery Projektraum got a nice write up in the local Basil newspaper for Art Basel Week. Basler Zietung Review
Exhibiting: Art Basel, SwitzerlandJune 13-19, 2016Richard\'s artwork arrived in Basel on Friday in advance preparation for the curated exhibition at gallery Projektraum M54, running with Art Basel. Richard is looking forward to flying-out in less than two weeks to partake in the full spectrum of exhibitions and introduce his work to the European audience. We […]