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“Nest” curated by Anne Lawrence
curated by Richland College instructor/arts PR person: Anne Lawrence
Featuring Michael Mazurek and Jesse Morgan Barnett
Bows and Arrows
February 19-March 23, 2011

Bows and Arrows presents “Nest” featuring Michael Mazurek and Jesse Morgan Barnett, curated by Anne Lawrence, opening Saturday, February 19, 2011, 6-9 p.m. The exhibition will include site-specific installations by each artist.

“Nest” centers on the question how do artists respond to having a child? While feminist and conceptual artist Mary Kelly’s seminal “Post-Partum Documents” tracked the evidence of the child with forensic precision creating a subtle narrative of the mother’s relationship with the growing child, Mazurek and Barnett, both fathers, are each known for their elaborate constructions and installations; thus turning away from the processes of the body towards the process of making and building.

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D Magazine: How Community Colleges are changing the Dallas Art Scene

The schools may be small, but they’re taking risks and creating galleries for alternative art and artist interaction.

RyderRichards by Sam Fleischman

If you had walked into Richland College’s Brazos Gallery on the evening of September 3, 2010, you would not have seen a single painting on a wall, sculpture on a pedestal, or print in a frame. Instead, you would have seen a strange, machine-like object in the center of the room, flashing lights and laser projections. The piece, Personal Victories, by artist Richie Budd, wasn’t exactly something you would find in the galleries in the Design District. It was a multimedia experience, the kind of art spectacle that you imagine confronting in a gallery in London’s Tate Modern or at a special installation at Mass MoMA. But was it art? It felt more like a performance than object.

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“Trajectory” by Ryder Richards, Dallas

thirdspace_go(a)l(d) antelope-angle_ 7x5 ftWHERE: ThirdSpace, presented by Ro2 Art, benefiting DPAP
1608 Main St. Dallas, TX 75201
WHEN: Aug 7- 24, 2010.
Opening Reception: Saturday, Aug 7, 6-9 p.m.

“Trajectory” is presented by Ro2 Art at ThirdSpace, benefiting Dallas Public Arts Project. Ryder Richards’ new drawings, installations, and sculptures are derived from the ballistic trajectory of a .243 Winchester rifle. The works explore the physical and metaphorical quandary of a trajectory as a quantified destiny, attempting to alter the predetermined path. The works will be on view August 7th through the 28th, 2010. Please join us for the opening receptions Saturday, August 7, 6-9 p.m.

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monica vidal_tumor-hiveFeaturing artists: Nathan Green, Monica Vidal, Jeff Mueller, Thor Johnson
Curated by Ryder Richards
 When: August 6- September 24, 2010. The receptions will take place during the First Friday Art Trail August 6th and September 3rd from 6-9 p.m.
Where: Studio Gallery, LHUCA
511 Ave K, Lubbock, TX 79401

LHUCA hosts “Construct,” a national exhibition curated by Ryder Richards, featuring Nathan Green, Thor Johnson, Jeff Mueller and Monica Vidal. The exhibition contains video patterning, meticulously crafted narratives, and spatial/perceptual inquiries. The vibrant and multi-faceted art works challenge and captivate viewers while avoiding prescribed methodologies.  Please join us for this unique exhibition during the First Friday Art Trail on August 6 and September 3, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
About his choices for the exhibition, curator Ryder Richards says, “The ability to attribute rational constructs upon the work becomes a component that simultaneously sabotages and enlightens art. It seems to be what we do: ask questions of the work we find compelling.  So, for this exhibit the artist’s pieces offer stories of construction and process, but in the end can no longer be contained by the rational answers as the works form an individual experience. ”
The Underwood Center is open Tuesday- Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are located at 511 Ave. K, Lubbock, TX.  For more information please contact them at (806) 762-8606 or visit on the web at


About the Artists:
Nathan Green, an Austin resident, is returning from the Austin based art collective Okay Mountain’s first New York exhibition. Okay Mountain recently received both the PULSE Prize and the Viewer’s Choice award at PULSE Miami in 2009 for their “Corner Store” installation. Green has travelled and exhibited extensively in the US and participated in several artist-in-residence programs. Nathan’s “painting conglomerates” both skew and subvert traditional exhibition techniques while addressing the specificities of the individual works and the gallery itself.
Thor Johnson, a Dallas based artist, will be exhibiting at ??? Gallery in Dallas this Fall. Johnson works in several styles from collage and drawing to complex video arrangements allowing viewer interaction to alter the video output. His complex patterning and Mandala based videos form mesmerizing systems of chance aesthetic fluidity.
Jeff Mueller, a Chicago, IL resident, has exhibited extensively in the US, most recently at Peter Miller Gallery in Chicago, IL. Mueller utilizes appropriated text intermingled with visual images producing a visual conversation. The works are created from a variety of media such as powder-coated copper, adhesive vinyl, resin and paint.
Monica Vidal, a Houston resident, is returning from Art 342 residency in Colorado. She has recently exhibited at the Lawndale Art Center in Houston.  The work in this exhibit is based on a tumor removal Vidal experienced in 2007, which led to a large scale ‘hive,’ or portable dwelling made of fabric, while also channeling an ancient Aztec deity.

Ryder Richards “Trajectory”

Ryder Richards “Trajectory”


.243 Winchester Ballistic Trajectory

.243 Winchester Ballistic Trajectory

WHERE: cactus bra SPACE
106 C Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204
WHEN: July 1-27, 2010.
Opening Reception: Thurs July 1, 6-8 p.m.
First Friday art Trail: Friday, July 2, 6-8 p.m.

Cactus bra SPACE, in the Blue Star Art Complex, presents “Trajectory” by Ryder Richards.  Richards new drawings, installations, and sculptures are derived from the ballistic trajectory of a .243 Winchester rifle. The works explore the physical and metaphorical quandary of a trajectory as a quantified destiny, attempting to alter the predetermined path.  The works will be on view July 1- July 27, 2010 by appointment only or you can join us at the opening receptions Thursday, July 1, 6-8 p.m. and Friday, July 2, 6-9 p.m.

For more info please visit “Trajectory” on Ryder’s BLOG

Richards and Rische in Portales, NM

Ryder Richards and Sue Anne Rische
May 27-July 15,2010
Runnels Gallery, ENMU-Portales, NM

“2010 Inaugural Artist in Residence Program” sponsored by the Portales Arts Council
All works created during the artists stay in Portales, NM from May 16 -May 26, 2010.

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