Ryder Richards and Sue Anne Rische
Materials: Motorbunny, wig, fishnet hose, stainless steel butt plugs, glitter, jelly balls, mirrorball, feathers
Rather than the powerful Motorbunny being a fixed or static toy we wanted to give it some life, to let it move and participate in the inglorious games of sexual seduction. As such, her feet are shiny butt-plugs and her lure is a miniature discoball. It’s gyrations and machinations have become some sort of oversexed mating display: blunt, comical and fun.
About the Artists
Born in Roswell, New Mexico and currently based in Dallas, Ryder Richards [MFA, Texas Christian University, 2003] was a fellow at Roswell Artist-in-Residence from September 2012 until August 2013, held the art department chair at Eastfield College in Mesquite, TX, and is now an independent artist and creative director.
Ryder continues to explore art through several bodies of work with the subject matter often derived from his interest and research into violence/power, conspiracy, and labor. He is the recipient of several scholarships and awards including artist-in-residence programs in Roswell, New Mexico; Brooklyn, New York; Vermont Studio Center, Vermont; Hilmsen, Germany; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Paducah, Kentucky; and Portales, New Mexico. He has exhibited work in China, Germany, Switzerland, London, Barcelona, and across the United States, including recent exhibitions in Brooklyn, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, St. Louis, Seattle, and San Diego.
Ryder continues to work as a freelance curator and has written art reviews for publications such as Temporary Art Review, Glasstire.com, D Magazine, and Cornell Press. He is the founder and editor of Eutopia: Contemporary Art Review.
Sue Anne Rische, in so far as we can tell, is female. She is rarely seen in public, but rumor has it that she likes dim sum. It is said that she finds great pleasure in the rigorous and educational torturing of drawing and art appreciation students somewhere in Texas. Speaking from complete anonymity, a former student has this to say, “I never actually saw her because she always taught from the inside of a big cardboard box with a picture of Justin Timberlake’s face glued to it, but I still hear her disembodied voice pushing me to better myself and open my mind. It’s horrifying stuff, really.”
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