Review ~ “Mondegreen” Pete Hoffecker Mejía

Pete Hoffecker Mejía’s Mondegreen Tri Star Arts, Knoxville, TN By Ryder RichardsSeptember 2021photo credit: Bruce Cole To view Pete Hoffecker Mejía’s fresh, modernist sculptures in a 100-year-old refurbished marble building is to find a similar struggle playing out on multiple fronts: one is to recognize, even cherish, the historical form (or shell) while simultaneously attempting to… Continue reading Review ~ “Mondegreen” Pete Hoffecker Mejía

Solo~ The Idyll, Fort Worth

The Idyll Ryder Richards installation Carillon Gallery, Tarrant College-South, Fort Worth, Texas [link] March 5- April 2, 2015 The Idyll attempts to synthesize several ideas about the role of Modernism as it strips identity markers into a universal aesthetic. Drawing heavily from the Rothko Chapel the installation relates it to science fiction control centers, which embody the… Continue reading Solo~ The Idyll, Fort Worth

Solo: The Idyll, Houston

The Idyll, Subjective Machines East, SouthEast and South

The Idyll Jan. 23- Feb. 28, 2015 Cecily Horton Gallery, Lawndale, Houston, Texas Opening Reception: Jan. 23rd, from 6:30-8:30 Proposal to Lawndale: After reading The Radicant an odd paranoia set in considering the role of global standardization through modernist universalism and the reaction against it: a re-entrenchment in cultural or nationalistic identity. Considering the notion… Continue reading Solo: The Idyll, Houston

Review: Anna-Bella Papp

Anna-Bella Papp at Nasher Sculpture Center [link] by Ryder Richards Temporary Art Review (Jan. 5, 2015) Anna-Bella Papp, in her debut American Museum exhibit, presents a series of clay tablets at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas. Arranged on a set of tables within the Renzo Piano architecture, her small works are flooded with natural light,… Continue reading Review: Anna-Bella Papp