2012 Breech

Breech
March 17-April 30 (artist talk: Friday, April 28)
Seedspace, Nashville, TN

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STATEMENT: “Violent death [is] the soul of all romance.” ~ William James, 1906

A “breach” is a rupture while a “breech” is the port into which ammunition is fed into weapons. As both entry and exit this linguistic duality forms a relationship of acceptance and violent expulsion.
Addressing the concept of the art gallery as both an entrance and exit for ideas, Ryder Richards anthropomorphizes the architectural space, making the gallery itself the subject. Breech features 2×4’s rupturing the walls in an effort to “reproduce” and seductively beautiful patterns derived from the decorative breech of a Winchester rifle.

Interviews with Ryder during the installation:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

Publication:

http://issuu.com/ryderrichards/docs/breechbrochure_richards?e=0/11235508
PDF of Seed Space brochure

Short video of the installation:

Press:

 _ Critic’s Pick for Nashville Scene

 _Interview: The Tennessean, March 25