‘Twit Time and Loose Endings’ by Galen Riley
PV: Friday, 2nd June, 6-8pm
103b Dalston Lane
Exhibition runs: June 2nd - June 25th
Opening times: daily 10am - 5pm, (late Fri & Sat)
Galen Riley continues her concern with the fabrication of environments and objects that articulate the transition between different spaces and states. Here Riley loosely
uses the life cycle of the owl as it moves from nest to amorphous omelette. This amoeboid mesh Twit Too: An Owl Omelette is both a pre and post owl. Twit Too: An
Owl Omelette references the gloop we come from and return to.
Riley often deploys a repetitive technique, here chiefly macramé, with its time-counting nature, to evoke the physical presence of the dead and beings of the future. She
uses mostly rope and string to gesture at multidimensional diagrams of space in flux. Twit: I’m Not My Usual Self comes from a flat 1970s macramé ‘Owl Kit’ expanded
into three dimensions over a 24” balloon. It grows again when she attempts to blow up a 36” balloon in the complete 24” net.
Born near Croydon, Galen Riley has lived in Hackney for twenty years exhibiting most recently with WOT NO, at the London Centre for Book Arts; Salon of the
Collectorexic, The Apartment, Bows Arts Trust; Unknown Sitter, Charlie Dutton Gallery; Not Now, I’m Busy, at CSM; One Thing Leads to Another, Portland House,
Malvern; Hobby Life, at Carter Presents; Laboratory Polymorphic, Tou Scene, Norway.