Clifford Prince King and Ryan Patrick Krueger: keep a place for me

Rivalry Projects
106 College Street
Buffalo, NY 14201

December 6, 2023
Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

From: 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM


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Rivalry Projects is thrilled to present Clifford Prince King & Ryan Patrick Krueger: keep a place for me, on view from November 3-December 22, 2023. Opening reception on First Friday, November 3, 2023 from 5:00-9:00 PM. The artists will be present for the opening reception as well as a conversation about their work on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 11:00AM

The exhibition tenderly intertwines King and Krueger’s practices to offer a mediation on queer coming of age experiences. Long time friends and collaborators, both King and Krueger utilize photography as a way to memorialize, archive, and sustain images of connection. The exhibition will include new photographs and collage to look back upon the lived experiences of adolescence and the development of identity.  

Krueger will debut a new body of collage-based wall works that utilize found materials. Sourcing photobooth pictures, everyday objects, and queer publications, both pre- and post-Stonewall, from Ebay, thrift stores, and happenstance encounters, Krueger works with memory & collective, individual, and those lost to time & to collect, reframe, and recover a lost visual history of queer intimacy. Searching for signs of life within ephemera and keepsakes, Krueger’s work charts a queer, historical presence through narratives lost and forgotten in the weeds of time. 

Both Clifford Prince King and Ryan Patrick Krueger use photography as an ode to sentimental experiences while bringing hidden spaces and charged moments to the foreground. keep a place for me points to impermanence, desire, and evidence of lives lived. 

Rivalry Projects is a commercial art gallery and arts production space located in Buffalo’s historic Allentown neighborhood. Rivalry is founded on the competing motivations of artist and curator Ryan Arthurs to create an arts space that can function as both a site of exhibition and production of contemporary art. Rivalry exhibits emerging, mid-career and underrepresented artists working in all media.

Rivalry Projects is a member of the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA).