Deptford X Fringe, Curtains

Opening this Friday 21 September 6-9pm

50 Resolution Way, SE8 4AL
A duo exhibition Window Dressing: Galen Riley & Matthew Gould

S p a c e * S h i f t
Opening Thursday 18 October 6-8pm
Artist Sarah Kogan curates Space Shift at APT Gallery
6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SA

Wendy Anderson, Neel Bakhle, Jeremy Bubb, Maria Chevska, Richard Dyer, Adam Gray, Sarah Kogan, Enzo Marra, Jane Millar, Galen Riley, Susan Sluglett, Rachel Warriner

Full press release here:

Having observed a kingfisher near the APT Gallery on Deptford Creek, and encountering Clyde Hopkins's reference to a similar kingfisher at his recent funeral, this avian's darting and elusive reputation has become the focus of Riley's latest string installation. The movements of this 'psychedelic' interloper are gestured at by stretched polychromatic paracords; orange, cyan, black and white like the bird itself. The contact points or fixings of the paracords are old, recent and new, alluding to a movement through time.
Riley continues to pursue a sense of extra dimensional space with illegitimate constructs. In this space a dismantled body is not necessarily dead.

Excerpt from Deptford Waterfowl Guide, Clyde Hopkins (1946-2018)

Small brightly coloured bird
With sharp beak and tongue
Introduced into UK along with
Psychedelic drugs. Usually seen
Just after it has gone.
Eats fish, chips, mushy peas.

SIX SECOND gallery is C L O S E D until after these exhibitions.
SIX SECOND is a not-for-profit experimental art space hosted by Riley in Unit SIX, on the SECOND floor, Ridley Road Studios.

Header image: Galen Riley
Have a Look, 2018
Bunny bags made from vest carriers (plastic bags): an ongoing project since 2001. All recent bags are collected from Ridley Road Market after hours, adjacent to SIX SECOND.

Selected Work