2019 a mere appendage

“a mere appendage” solo exhibition by Ryder Richards Studio Kura [link]Fukuoka, JapanJune 22-23, 2019 Drawing tools purchased locally from large companies, Richards’ drawings consider the universal trend of DIY. In Japan the common is uncommon, though familiar in form and function. By making meticulous drawings the mundane local tools are elevated -fetishized- and granted a… Continue reading 2019 a mere appendage

2018 Empowerment

Empowerment Ryder Richards CASP Studios [link]Lubbock, TexasDec 7 – 22, 2018curated by J. Eric Simpson 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… Continue reading 2018 Empowerment

2018 Cyclone Baffle II

2018 Cyclone Baffle II

Cylcone Baffle solo exhibition by Ryder Richards University of Oklahoma, Spotlight Gallery [link]Norman, OKOctober 29-Nov 22, 2018 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… Continue reading 2018 Cyclone Baffle II

2018 Marginal Revolution

"American Drawing: VI" [2018] graphite, pigment on paper_ 30"x22"

Marginal Revolution solo exhibition by Ryder Richards Crate: Project [link]Asheville, NCOct 23- Nov 27, 2018 Ryder’s latest works are a series of drawings of tools wrapped in trash bags. Continuing his discussion of invisible labor, class, and politics the works consider the tendency to marginalize and disenfranchise. Richards often utilizes tools and acts of labor… Continue reading 2018 Marginal Revolution

2018 Cyclone Baffle

Cyclone Baffle Ryder Richards Backdoor BiennialDirty Dark Place, Kyle, Texas [link] May 6-27, 2018Reception: 12-4 PM, May 6th 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… Continue reading 2018 Cyclone Baffle

2017 How to make Enemies Friends

How to make Enemies Friends Ryder Richards 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… Continue reading 2017 How to make Enemies Friends