Review~ Ian F. Thomas

Ian F. Thomas To Nowhere Thomas Hunter Project SpaceHunter CollegeNew York, NY published on EUTOPIA: Contemporary Art Review Cast ceramic, Glass Reinforced Gypsum, Steel, 2019 Metaphorical symbology lays thick: the rising tide lifts only one boat, the 1% will never be occupied, or “life of pi” meets “an inconvenient truth.” Choose your insoluble outrage. The… Continue reading Review~ Ian F. Thomas

Piotr Chizinski “Forecast” at PRP, Dallas

Piotr Chizinski Forecast April 2-22, 2018 Curated by Ryder Richards Artist Reception: Saturday, April 14th, 2018 Permanent Research Project (PRP) 508 Fabrication St., Dallas Friday-Saturday, 2-6 PM or by appointment CONTACT: ryder@ryderrichards.us With a focus on disaster relief and infrastructural bias, Chizinski’s newest work considers the role of electronic frequencies as an invisible natural resource: an… Continue reading Piotr Chizinski “Forecast” at PRP, Dallas

Press ~ New gallery weaves its vision in Westwood

New gallery weaves its vision in Westwood The owners of the new Basketshop Gallery pledge to keep conversation and hospitality flowing in a working-class neighborhood not accustomed to alternative art practices. Kathy Schwartz, City Beat || Aug 2, 2017 11 AM [link] The new Basketshop Gallery in Westwood found the perfect icebreaker for its opening:… Continue reading Press ~ New gallery weaves its vision in Westwood

Review ~ Doug Aitken

Doug Aitken Electric Earth Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas [link] EUTOPIA: Contemporary Art Review Gloriously composed, the polished production of Aitken’s work is problematic. The mundane becomes transcendent, a sublimation of the common provoking a desire to romanticize the surreal playgrounds of parking lots, diners, deserts and seedy hotels. These overlooked,… Continue reading Review ~ Doug Aitken

Solo ~ a thing of this world

atotw - shield: charged, burn, defense

a thing of this world Martha Fenestermaker Memorial Visual Arts Gallery, Laredo Community College Laredo, Texas January 21- February 25, 2016 a thing of this world, Ryder Richards’ installation has evolved from researching civil power conflicts, primarily focusing on the relationship between police and citizens. Influenced by power/knowledge theory, the work uses the aesthetics of conflict… Continue reading Solo ~ a thing of this world

Solo ~ a thing of this world [2015]

Shield: Defense

a thing of this world Public Address [link] Brooklyn, New York August 1- 14, 2015 a thing of this world, Ryder Richards’ installation has evolved from researching civil power conflicts, primarily focusing on the relationship between police and citizens. Influenced by power/knowledge theory, the work uses the aesthetics of conflict while considering academic knowledge as a… Continue reading Solo ~ a thing of this world [2015]