“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.
“Exiles and Infidels” by Cirkit of Mythos
WHEN: June 28-July 16, 2010
Reception during the First Friday Art Trail Friday, July 2, 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: Lott Gallery, LHUCA
511 Ave. K, Lubbock, TX
LHUCA, 511 Avenue K, will feature “Exiles and Infidels” by Cirkit of Mythos, a group exhibition coordinated by Ryder Richards in the Lott Gallery. The work questions of identity within an American-centric system of symbols, often appropriating pop culture imagery and techniques of media espionage, to create a contemporary mythology. The art takes the form of mixed media, installations, digitally altered photography, and painting and drawing. Please join us in the Lott Gallery during the First Friday Art Trail July 2, 2010 from 6-9 p.m.
Cirkit of Mythos is a collaborative art group based in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area comprised of Steve Cruz, Omar Hernandez, Eddy Rawlinson, and Jason Reynaga. Sharing respect for each other’s individual mythologies, the four artists have found commonalities in their processes as well as their bodies of work. Combining biting, witty, and politically-charged images with lush, beautiful and fun materials, the diversity of their work strengthens their conceptual communication.
Ryder Richards, as part of the Underwood Center’s Regional Arts program, coordinated the exhibit. Richards comments “Cirkit of Mythos has formed a small, unique community within a large metropolitan center. The work created by the group members contains a rich, diverse narrative, stating their worldview while remaining open to interpretation and sensitive to philosophical quandaries.”
Please note: Some images in this exhibition may be considered offensive.
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 (806) 762-8606 or visit on the web at www.lhuca.org.
About the artists:
Infamous artist Steve Cruz is known for his insurgent and raucous approach to art. His work addresses issues of political correctness, sex, confused genders, ethnicity and sin. Mr.Cruz has managed to weasel his way into shows ranging from lowbrow bars to hightone galleries in such diverse locales as Chicago, Little Rock, Houston, Austin, El Paso and Waco. Currently he is engaged in the 7th Street Mural Project for the Historic North Oak Cliff Neighborhood of Dallas seeking to fill any blank wall with art. He is also owner/operator of Mighty Fine Arts Gallery, also in Oak Cliff.
Bridging new technology with traditional collage process, Omar Hernandez absorbs images of the world around him, both personal and cultural to create and recreate multi-layered and multi-dimensional mixed media works. Hernandez is the Art Department Coordinator and a full-time faculty member at El Centro College in Dallas.
Eddy Rawlinson’s sculptural work maintains the confrontational irreverence of his colorful and relentless mixed media paintings. Rawlinson is the Art Gallery Director at El Centro College.
Jason Reynaga creates installations using color-rich, multi-dimensional surfaces and images of recognizable super heroes and video games to create a perfect balance between glossy, glittery and beautiful materials and dark, aggressive and menacing content. Reynaga is the Design Division Director at Wade College in Dallas.
Ryder Richards “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
Shirley Pogue Art Gallery,
East Central University
1100 E. 14th, Ada, Oklahoma
ECU Gallery presents Persistent Breach, featuring the work of artists Piotr Chizinski, Ryder Richards, Sue Anne Rische and Jonathan Whitfill. The work ranges from altered books, gunpowder drawings, to cast bomb forms. The work questions social class systems, the intangible form of knowledge, and violence in a modern world. The exhibition will take place from February 12th – March 12th, 2010. The gallery will host a closing reception featuring an artist talk and question answer session on March 11th, 2010 from 12-2 PM.
Ryder Jon Piotrs (RJP) is comprised of artists who have created an alternative method of engagement with the development of a Nomadic Truck Gallery. The gallery is a converted 24’ Ryder truck complete with white sheetrock panels and track lighting. Since it’s debut almost 3 years ago the mobile gallery has prompted several group exhibitions for the RJP members. Most recently the group has shown in Dallas, Abilene, and Marfa. They have also hosted a national juried ceramics exhibition in Phoenix, Arizona.
In Persistent Breach the artists’ works offer individuality within a the larger context of the group. The continuous input of diversified viewpoints in our modern society has the possibility to homogenize all ideas. Each artist is aware and responding to the collective works of his or her peers while simultaneously maintaining a level of personal ingenuity. The persistent breach of information and individuality creates a constant state of awareness and response within the group and, therefore, within the art.
For more information please contact Ryder (ryderrichards at gmail.com) or any other member of the group.