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2023 Stoveworks

Stoveworks Artist in Residence Program Chattanooga, Tennessee [link] FEB 2023 (upcoming)

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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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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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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2017 How to make Enemies Friends

How to make Enemies Friends Basketshop, Cincinatti [link] July 8- August 12, 2017Opening: Saturday, July 8th from 6-9 PM Richards continues to makes ridiculous assertions about the power of Home Depot orange as a consumer grade socio-political signal of coopted authority. Made manifest as a series of drawings in this exhibition Richards continues to offer …

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2017 There is no “I” in “Win”

There is no “I” in “Win” BLUEorange, Houston [link] March 18- April 22, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, March 18th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. The cultures that work together play together. And vote together. Richards considers the ideological stance of social signaling through truck modification, hunting, and divisive partisan language. Cautionary, ironic and reflective the …

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