“Trajectory” by Ryder Richards
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.
Richards new drawings take the form of installation as images and structures pull free of the walls or, inversely, form a rupture in a wall. About his work Richards says, “Trajectory is essentially a path with a predetermined conclusion. I am interested in a Newtonian predetermination applied to social and cultural constructs. The ability for a condition to be predicted based on its initial velocity intrigues me and I am curious as to the ability to map human development in much the same way. Will I be like my father? If I am not, what enormous amount of force must be exerted in order to unbalance the equation of the path before me?”
The exhibition features a large antelope head, drawn in gunpowder and gold leaf, presenting itself as deity and target amidst the trajectories. The antelope offers a focal point for assigning possibilities of value and/or hope within the context of the exhibition.
For more information on the exhibit please visit www.cactusbraspace.com or call (210) 226-6688 (210) 226-6688 .
Video of Exhibition:
For more information on the formation of this exhibit, including several progress images, please visit: Upcoming: Trajectory
Video of installation: