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Announcing Ryder Richards’s Exhibition “a mere appendage”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition a mere appendage by Ryder Richards on June 22(Sat.) & 23(Sun.), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Ryder Richards was born (1977) and raised in Roswell, New Mexico. He currently lives and works in the Dallas area as an artist, writer, and occasional curator.
He earned a Masters in Fine Art from Texas Christian University and a Bachelors from Texas Tech University. His work has been exhibited across the United States from Brooklyn to Seattle, as well as internationally in Germany, China, Greece, Spain, and London.

Drawing tools purchased locally from large companies, Richards’ drawings consider the universal trend of DIY. The common tools are uncommon, somewhat exotic, though familiar in form and function. By making meticulous drawings the tools are elevated, fetishized, and granted a status (or agency) from which to open conversations about work, craft, cultural production, and the precarity of the labor class.

In America Richards has been drawing tools and creating art installations from Home Depot products for several years. His interest lies in the consumers ability to purchase DIY equipment as a means to self-empower, building online communities through Youtube tutorials, and the contradictions inherent to these practices.

Ryder Richards “a mere appendage”
Exhibition style: drawing
Date: June 22 (Saturday) and 23 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 22nd (Sat.), starting at 16:00.
* The exhibitions by other five current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Ryder Richards

Ryder Richards (United States) Residence: June 2019

Ryder Richards was born (1977) and raised in Roswell, New Mexico. He currently lives and works in the Dallas area as an artist, writer, and occasional curator.

He earned a Masters in Fine Art from Texas Christian University and a Bachelors from Texas Tech University. His work has been exhibited across the United States from Brooklyn to Seattle, as well as internationally in Germany, China, Greece, Spain, and London.

Currently focused on Do-It-Yourself labor and culture, Ryder’s work engages with cultural capitalism and online communities as forms of personal empowerment. The work is concerned with the class identity and the politics of withdrawal, which developed from previous works on invisible labor, cultural production and consumption, and the aesthetics of civil unrest and institutional power dynamics.

During his stay the artist hopes to examine the tools and methods of labor in the region, perhaps making some drawings or learning how to build something new.

– website: https://ryderrichards.us/

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