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.
For more please visit: http://ryderrichards.wordpress.com/2010/05/28/rische-and-richards/
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.
Nov 17-Dec 1, 2010
Opening: Wednesday, November 17th at Noon
Richland College is proud to present “Preference, Cognition, and Feeling” by Sue Anne Rische. The exhibition will be on view Nov 17- Dec 1, 2010. The opening reception will be in the Lago Vista Gallery (located in the Library) on Wednesday the 17th at 12:00 PM.
Rische holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas Tech University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington. She has taught at Texas Tech University and is currently a member of the Fine Arts faculty at Collin College. She lives and works in Princeton, Texas.
Rische has attended the Hilmsen 1 Residency Program, Germany, the Vermont Studio Center and Portales Art Council Artist-in-Residence program.
With this body of work, I sought to create a space with images that encourage choices, and ask us to toy with the question of “What if?” The material I use is recycled plastic bags, which undeniably ties into the theme of choices and outcomes, though I don’t intend for the interpretation of the work to end there. My imagery is based off of one of my favorite pastimes: the point and click adventure game. What turns me on about these games is the puzzle solving, mysteries around each corner, and the choices we make both within them, and in playing them in the first place.
~ Sue Anne Rische, 2010
_ text below written by David Willburn, 2009_
Sue Anne Rische works with layers of materials and meaning. Collections of religious texts and hand crafted doilies and other lace and crocheted objects are reconstructed and renewed to create visual experiences that are both spiritual and humanist. Deconstructed religious texts and thrift store doilies and table cloths are used to create delicate and powerful soft sculptures and wall mounted objects. Spirals of lines and text, and the inclusion of found and hand-written “fortunes” contribute to her explorations of identity through sacred and secular storytelling. The use of words—The Word—and language give her work its power. The layering of multiple narratives—the forgotten and hidden stories behind the hand-made fabrics and the stories told in the documentation of religious philosophies—create an experience that is private and profound.