WHERE: ThirdSpace, presented by Ro2 Art, benefiting DPAP
1608 Main St. Dallas, TX 75201
WHEN: Aug 7- 24, 2010.
Opening Reception: Saturday, Aug 7, 6-9 p.m.
“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.
Richards new drawings, recently shown in San Antonio at Cactus Bra Space, 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.
Richards, the gallery coordinator at Richland College, Dallas, will also display works from his most recent artist-in-residence in Portales, NM where he focused on the symbiotic system between the city and local air force base. The art displays a portrait of the isolation, industrial aspect and the static notion of escape represented by a large F-111 fighter plane anchored to the highway median at the entrance of the city.
Ro2 Art is Jordan Roth and Susan Roth-Romans. ThirdSpace is located at 1608 Main St. in downtown Dallas. The event will benefit Dallas Public Arts Project. For more information please visit ro2art.com or www.thirdspaceevent.com or call Jordan Roth, 214-803-9575