Fried Gold and Patent Portraits

Co: Modify” Culture Laboratory Collective @ Nave Museum, Victoria, TX
Dec 8, 2011 -Jan 22, 2012

2 new series developed for “Co: Modify” based on the theme of “commodification as a form of validation of life concepts.”

Part I: 

Fried Gold: Best Idea Ever
battered and deep fried gold plated necklaces [2011]

Anything can be made better by deep-frying it.

And nothing is better than gold.

Taking a decidedly “State Fair” approach to increasing the value of gold, the piece considers the nature of wealth as a commodity to be digested. And our efforts to increase that consumption.

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“Carne-val” with the Cirkit of Mythos

Cirkit of Mythos presents “Carne-val” at the
Altered State Fair” (presented by MFA Gallery)
Saturday, Oct. 15, from 7-11 PM  @  Kessler Theatre, Dallas, TX

Cirkit of Mythos is a group of 5 Dallas/Fort Worth artists (including Ryder Richards). For this exhibit the group has developed “Carne-val,” a one-night-only performance playing with stereotypes and loss of dignity as a cultural ritual.

Carne-val as part of The Altered State Fair
—Carne-val STATEMENT —

Carnivals, sideshows, attractions, and bizarre decadence. You must be paying for the experience, because we all know cotton candy is 90% air and you threw up that funnel cake after a ride on the Whirligig. Oh, and don’t forget that $45 stuffed animal proving you can throw a baseball. Might want to throw it in the wash, there’s still a bit of funnel cake on it.

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Reconstructing Perspective

RECONSTRUCTING PERSPECTIVE

Chaddy Dean Smith and Andrew Douglas Underwood
curated by Ryder Richards
September 8- 24, 2011
Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas
opening reception: Thursday, September 8 from 4-7 PM


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Richland College’s Brazos Gallery presents Reconstructing Perspective, featuring the multi-perspective landscapes of  Chaddy Dean Smith and the research-inspired displays of Andrew Douglas Underwood. The exhibit re-evaluates optical and historical objectivity as inevitably subjective, offering geographic sites as the source of inquiry. The exhibition will open September 8 and run through September 24th, 2011 with an opening reception and artist talk on Thursday, September 8th from 4-7 PM. The exhibition will be open from 2-4 PM on Saturday the 24th of September for the DADA Fall Gallery Walk.

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“Monument to a Quarter Million Dreams”

Collaborative art piece created by Ian F. Thomas (Slippery Rock, PA) and Ryder Richards (Dallas, TX)
Accepted into “Push Play” for the NCECA 2012 Invitational in Seattle, Washington.
Curator: Linda Ganstrom, Director of NCECA Exhibitions

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