Space Shift

Thursday 18 October until Sunday 4 November curated by artist Sarah Kogan at APT, London.

Riley is also hosting two exhibitions this Spring at the SIX SECOND Gallery.

SIX SECOND is a not-for-profit exhibition programme in Unit SIX, on the SECOND floor, 51-63 Ridley Road, London E8 2NP.

An Experiment
Dick Appleyard, Chris Bishop, Claire Blundell-Jones, Steven Bramble, Jonny Briggs, Alice Evans, Julian Firth, Jude Freeman, Mike Grant, Galen Riley, Dallas Seitz and Francis Mason curated by artist and film-maker Alice Evans.

This exhibition comprises of twelve contemporary interpretations of the painting An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, Joseph Wright 'of Derby', 1768. A travelling scientist is shown demonstrating the formation of a vacuum by extracting the air from a bell jar containing a white cockatoo. The bird will die if the scientist continues to deprive it of oxygen, and Wright leaves us in doubt as to whether or not the creature will be spared. Here science usurps the more familiar historical and religious subjects as a source of the dramatic in painting of this time.

Riley will contribute a revenge of the birds from an otherworldly dimension in a similar dynamic but sculptural composition.

For further details please use the Contact page here (top right) or email Alice Evans:

Private View: Thursday 22 March 6 - 10pm
Open Friday - Sunday, noon - 5pm until Sunday 1 April

David Grandorge
Landscapes of Variable Temperature
Private View: Friday 20 April 6 - 10pm
Open Friday - Sunday, noon - 5pm until Sunday 29 April

Selected Work