suburbia stargate ryder richards 2019

Suburbia Stargate

“May You live In Interesting Times”

SP/N Gallery [link]
curator: Greg Metz

University of Texas-Dallas, Richardson, TX
September 20th – October 19th, 2019

Press: Glasstire.com

Participants: THE COLOR CONDITION, STEPHEN LAPTHISOPHON, RYDER RICHARDS, JOSEPHINE DURKIN, LESLIE MARTINEZ, SHEILA CUNNINGHAM, TABATHA TROLLI,  JIM BURTON, ASHLI HAN, MARCELA REYES, VET, SARAH LARSON

suburbia stargate

Suburbia Stargate

Ryder Richards

Wood, artificial grass, sprinkler system, air compressor, electronics, Pine Sol
10x20x12 feet

Where Living is Easy and Being Alive is Hard.

Considering the anxiety driven outrage of so many people worried about politics, their unheard voice within the tumult, and the precarity of the future I am offering a low-budget sci-fi solution to a version of utopia. The Suburbia Stargate transports you from the problems of the art world and diversity to a xenophobic pocket universe where everyone is outwardly similar, stability is trumped by complacency, and bizarre traditions of weed-eating and DIY lead to bonding over beers and righteous NIMBY commiseration.

Press: Glasstire.com Top 5, September 26, 2019


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