Presents two exhibitions in June
Cedric Christie, Richard Dyer, Diane McGeachy, Mark C Morley-Smith, Galen Riley and Alexis Teplin
Guest curator Dallas Seitz curates his last exhibition in the UK before returning to Canada. Seitz is a long term London resident, artist and previously co-director of 1000 000mph in Bethnal Green.
'I don't understand colour, I have chromophobia. I wanted to put together a group of artists that do understand colour and its visual power; artists that know how to move colour, shape it into landscapes, figures and objects.'
Private view: Friday 8 June 6 - 10pm
Open until Sunday 17 June
A CREAK IN THE STAIR
Tomoya Matsuzaki and Andrew Miller present an exhibition of works that tell of their own making. They examine the inherent qualities of the objects and pictorial spaces that they create.
The materials, chalky matt plaster or roughly splintered wood; and the gestures, soft hatching or harsh ripping, are not hidden or disguised. They are in themselves descriptions of the work and the act of making. But the material is also a fault line, a restless tectonic that can destabilise the way we look at it.
Matsuzaki and Miller mine at seams of gesture, of thought, of abstraction, of figuration and within them find moments of ambiguity and disruption. It is as though the closer they look, the greater the distance from which the work looks back.
Tomoya Matsuzaki has been selected for the John Moores Painting Prize 2018. Andrew Miller has been selected for Young London 2018.
Private view: Friday 22 June 6 - 10pm
Open until Sunday 1 July
SIX SECOND is a not-for-profit exhibition programme hosted by Riley in Unit SIX, on the SECOND floor, 51-63 Ridley Road, London E8 2NP
Open 12 - 5pm, Friday - Sunday.
S p a c e S h i f t
In October Riley exhibits at APT in Deptford, curated by artist Sarah Kogan alongside Wendy Anderson, Neel Bakhle, Jeremy Bubb, Maria Chevska, Adam Gray, Enzo Marra, Jane Millar, Susan Sluglett and Rachel Warriner.