Douglas Tausik Ryder

January 14 – February 26, 2017




Excerpt from press release:

Press Release:

(Los Angeles, CA. December 13, 2016) Jason Vass presents “Metamorphosis” featuring new works by Douglas Tausik Ryder, a sculptor who uses both traditional techniques as well as cutting edge digital fabrication. Tausik is showing large scale works in wood and bronze, and related works on paper, which derive from depth psychology. The exhibition opens on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Jason Vass (1452 E. Sixth Street, Los Angeles, CA. 90021). There will be a reception for the artist from 6 – 9pm. Tausik Ryder uses obsolete computer controlled machinery in his studio as well as CAD/CAM along with traditional woodworking techniques. The objects, which come from Tausik Ryder’s dreams, are then defined by mathematical and geometric formulas. Tausik Ryder taught himself advanced machining and digital fabrication, embarking on a multi-year struggle to become adept in the technicalities and nuances of new programs and equipment. The relationship between traditional woodworking and the computerengineered, parallels the struggle between the biomorphic and geometric in his work. Douglas Tausik Ryder’s work has been shown in Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY; and the University of Pennsylvania. Tausik Ryder attended Columbia University, CCNY, and NYU’s Center for Advanced Digital Applications. A native New Yorker, he now resides in Los Angeles, CA and Shelter Island, NY with his wife and daughter.