2014 Awesomeness: a year-end review
- 1 solo exhibit
- 9 group shows, 1 in Switzerland
- 1 project in Venice, US Pavilion
- 2 curated exhibits, founded 1 arts review publication
- 16 published reviews, 2 catalogs
- 3 interviews, 4 lectures at Universities, 2 talks at the DMA
[Solo] “Conversations from the Museum of the Uninformed” BlueORANGE, Houston
Dallas Biennial 2014, “I Could Love You Less: The Critical Self Consciousness of Hyper-modernity”
temporary gallery space, light, art, 106″x126″x101″
Lone Star State, Neuchatel, Switzerland
Body Politics, Lubbock, Texas
Installment, Studio 2504, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Mute, Circuit 12 Gallery, Dallas
Culture Laboratory: Utopia: Can it Stay Dream? Groundfloor Gallery, Nashville, TN
Utopia: Practical Notions _ drawing from Isaac Newton’s assertion of the Dome of the Rock as the center of Time/Space, the series considers a continual process of planning and occultation.
Redaction/Reduction _ taking a single redaction mark from the Roswell UFO files it has been developed into several sculptural forms generating multiple voices.
Simulacra _ drawing from Baudrillard’s text the work considers ubiquity as an enactment of it’s disappearance.
Subjective Machines _ drawing from Rothko, High-Modernism, the ubiquity of textual information, and science fiction and religion’s roles in furthering universalist aesthetics.
Subjective Machines is being developed for Ryder’s upcoming solo exhibition and installation, The Idyll, at Lawndale, Houston from January 23-February 28, 2015.
Redaction of Labor, US Pavilion, Venice Architecture Bienale 2014, Italy
Redaction of Labor, Groundfloor Gallery, Nashville, TN
Ryder is the founder and editor of Eutopia: Contemporary Art Review. Offering 100 word reviews Eutopia has produced 2 catalogs and over 50 reviews in 2014. We are currently partners with Temporary Art Review, which features monthly curated selections from Eutopia.
Ryder has also published three reviews with Glasstire.com, an independent review, and a review of Anna-Bella Papp at the Nasher. [link]