Saturday, 04/12 (4-8PM)
500 Singleton (warehouse), Dallas Curated by Michael Mazurek and Jesse Morgan Barnett. Artists: Alterazioni Video - Conrad Atkinson - Nino Baumgartner - Bradly Brown - Jeff Gibbons - Matthew Girson - Geraldine Gliubislavich - Hannah Hudson - Shaun Leonardo - Darryl Lauster - Karin Lehmann - Lou Mallozzi - Kristin Mariani - Francisco Moreno - Margaret Meehan - Miklos Onucsan - Lana Paninchul - Bonny Poon - Ryder Richards - Vincent Ramos - Björn Ross - Michelle Rawlings - Michael Schmacke - Lucia Simek - Penelope Umbrico - Michael Wynne
“I Could Love You Less: The Critical Self Consciousness of Hyper-modernity” temporary gallery space, light, art, 106″x126″x101″
Drawing from his previous installations and gallery practice of running The Cube in Roswell, Richards creates a labor-intensive, artificial gallery space to support and contextualize a minimal work of art. With previous works wrapped and stored behind the construction the installation provides it’s own self-referential histories supplementing conceptual minimalism’s reductive obscurity and levitated stance while fulfilling the artist’s penchant for excessive labor, art world commentary, and naive ambition.
Ryder Richards (aside as intro): I met Ian F. Thomas while he was in graduate school and I was running an alternative art space. He was continually collaborating and pushing boundaries while I was hosting events and creating new venues for display. Finding we had a similarly ambitious drive fueled by a bizarrely protestant and alcohol-fueled work ethic we started the Culture Laboratory Collective. We have worked together on international exhibits, collaborative shows and art works, and have plotted and schemed around the ever-elusive vanishing point of success.
Oliver Francis Gallery in Dallas hosted one installment of the ongoing, multi-faceted, multi-venue arts attack known as DB14 (Dallas Biennial 2014). The exhibit itself is untitled, and is a balance between curated exhibit of photographic practices and intentionally separate showcasing of three distinct artists.