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Ryder Richards: Pow[d]er

3-disruption-ii-void_gunpowder-and-graphtie-on-paper_30x22-inRyder Richards: Pow[d]er
Art Corridor II, Tarrant County College- SE
2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington, TX

March 24- April 23, 2011
Opening reception: March 24, 4-6:30 PM

“Pow[d]er” explores power structures as systems of reproductive ideology and seduction. Richards, artist and gallery director at Richland College, Dallas, offers new gunpowder drawings and large sculptures drawing associations between weaponry and beauty.

The work is an investigation into the power of the subliminal ideas or ‘temes’ within society, featuring an architectural installation pulsing with activity and sound along with several new, intricate drawings, made by igniting gunpowder on paper. The imagery offers organic patterns disguising and disrupting rifles set to impregnate the space –or the mind. (insert sinister laughter here)

(Art Corridor II is located on the second floor of the C-wing of campus. )

Video of the installation piece “Power: The Combine”

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