cyclone baffle

Cylcone Baffle

solo exhibition by Ryder Richards

University of Oklahoma, Spotlight Gallery [link]
Norman, OK
October 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 and a socio-political subterfuge, or a shibboleth, from which Richards can snipe peripheral commentary on populism, xenophobia, and alienation from progressive discourse.