2018 Empowerment

Empowerment Ryder Richards CASP Studio Project [link]Lubbock, TexasDec 7 – 22, 2018 As a previous Lubbock-ite, Ryder decided it would be fitting to generate “free power” at a high cost and net loss by building a DIY wind turbine. Made from a motorized bike wheel, lots of YouTube videos, and an excess of time the …

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Interview: Frances Bagley & Tom Orr

Ryder Richards Interviews Frances Bagley & Tom Orr PLACES for SCULPTURE: JAPAN with Tom Orr & Frances Bagley The Nasher, Summer 2018 Many thanks to Tom and Frances for their time sharing a complex story of over 20 years of sculpture partnerships between Japan and Dallas. Online Magazine

2018 Cyclone Baffle

“Cyclone Baffle” RYDER RICHARDS Backdoor BiennialDirty Dark Place, Kyle, Texas [link]May 6-27, 2018Reception: May 6, 12-4PM Withdrawing into the middle-class, lonely man hobby of shop DIY mentality—instead of doing anything meaningful—Richards has grown increasingly infatuated with the effluent tide of YouTube videos on “how to hack your Shop-Vac.” Naturally, this withdrawal is both sincere and …

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Piotr Chizinski “Forecast” at PRP, Dallas

Forecast Piotr Chizinski April 2-22, 2018Curated by Ryder Richards Permanent Research Project (PRP)508 Fabrication St., Dallas With a focus on disaster relief and infrastructural bias, Piotr Chizinski’s newest work considers the role of electronic frequencies as an invisible natural resource: an open network rich with pollution and gradually removed from public access. The exhibition takes the …

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Political Seducer’s Diary

The Political Seducer’s Diary Performance Art Houston [link] an Instagram-based performance art event curated by Jeanette Joy Harris ~ based on Keirkegaard’s “The Seducer’s Diary” Ryder’s event: December 2-8, 2017

2017 Praxis Apparatus

“Praxis Apparatus: Liberal Elitist Scum + Primitive Working Class” 222 Invitational curated by Trey Nesselrodt Isaac’s Pipe and Supply, Roswell, NM Oct. 5-8, 2017 As part of the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program‘s 50th Anniversary the 222 Invitational was curated by Trey Nesselrodt. Featuring 8 artists, the 15,000 square foot space will include works by: Michael Beitz …

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Press~ Babel’s Bricks: The Power of Play

Babel’s Bricks: The Power of Play by Michelle Aldredge, June 23, 2017 THE DIFFICULTY OF PLAY While North Adam’s MASS MoCA celebrates the grand opening of Building 6 this month, just down the street Gallery 51 embraces its playful side as guest-curator Corwin Levi tackles the most ambitious of art enterprises: participation.