Saturday, January 29, 2011

WildCard presents the art of Ryder Henry

Looking forward to this!

from WildCard in Lawrenceville

This is another show I'm excited about as a sci-fi fan: East Liberty artist Ryder Henry creates incredible handmade cities and future spaceships from reclaimed materials, as well as creating visual art based on the sculptures. Hard to describe, amazing to see. I hope you'll join us for the opening on Friday, February 11!

WildCard presents Ryder Henry’s “4 Lydia Was…was, is, and will be a great space nation”series on Friday, February 11, from 6-9 p.m.

Pittsburgh, PA

After a variety of visual art including painting, photography, screen printing, and even embroidery, WildCard is proud to present its first show incorporating sculpture, “4 Lydia Was… was, is, and will be a great space nation” featuring the work of multi-disciplinary artist Ryder Henry.

A resident of East Liberty, Henry creates spaceships and a large model city out of repurposed cardboard, as well as creating painting based on his own sculptural works. The city incorporates everyday designs along with fantastic future buildings, while Henry’s spaceship models create a marvelous, anachronistic history of space travel. The model ships and city are made from a variety of household ingredients. Henry’s paintings often reflect views and landscapes from perspectives within the model city.

Henry, whose work has been featured at the Pittsburgh Visionary Arts Festival, the Mattress Factory, Gallery Chiz, Panza Gallery BoxHeart Gallery, says of this new show that it “will feature a new vehicle for conveying small buildings.”

Opening night is Friday, February 11 from 6 to 9pm, featuring free drinks, refreshments, and music. Pieces will be available for viewing as well as for sale. The show will be up at WildCard’s gallery through March.

4209 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am to 7pm
Thursday until 9pm
Sunday 12pm to 6pm

Sample photographs are below. For more photos, video, or to arrange interviews, please contact
matthewbuchholz76(AT) or Ryder Henry at ryderhenry(AT)

to see larger images check out his website.

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