WHERE: cactus bra SPACE
106 C Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204
WHEN: July 1-27, 2010.
Opening Reception: Thurs July 1, 6-8 p.m.
First Friday art Trail: Friday, July 2, 6-8 p.m.

Go(a)l(d): Antelope_ 7’x5′, graphite, gunpowder, goldleaf, acrylic, wood

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 .

(sorry for the lack of images… since this is an installation exhibit most of the art is not yet in it’s final state.)

For more information on the formation of this exhibit, including several progress images, please visit: Upcoming: Trajectory

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