Not even going to attempt to compete with Riley’s artist’s statement because its a cracker. Suffice it to say that his show at CCAS Manuka opened with an explosion of wine and beer induced joy last night. No doubt there will be a few sore heads this morning. The camera got passed among Riley, Lucy and db … possibly others and a good time seemed to be had by all. Some quite show offy pics …..
INCONSISTENT HARMONIES CONTRADICTED BY A TEMPORAL EXISTENCE
Riley Beaumont explores the x, y and z of a, b and c by counting backwards through the alphabet beginning with the number 8. As trees on the highway take the exit lane, a series of paintings, drawings, and sculptures were developed.
Investigating the sound of a plane flying over a curved surface within a pictorial plane, the works use a combination of assemblages and paint on canvas to further explore the inconsistencies between subject and representation, figure and ground, seventy words and five.
At CCAS Mankua until 19 July. Do yourself a favour !