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Ryder Richards
Feb. 22-April 7, 2013

“But inordinate ambitions are the soul of every patriotism, and the possibility of violent death the soul of all romance.” William James, The Moral Equivalent of War, 1906

“Men of God and men of war have strange affinities.” Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, 1985

Installation View


gunpowder, pigment, acrylic, wood 70”x60”x14”, 2012

Complicit (detail)
gunpowder, graphite, acrylic, wood 96” x 48” x 48”, 2012


Coercion I
gunpowder, pigment, paper 30” x 22”, 2012


Condescension IV: the ability to laugh at weakness
gunpowder, pigment on paper 30” x 22”, 2013





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