James Riches – Shelter

4th April – 26th April

Opening Friday 4th April 6 – 8pm

Using monochrome watercolour paint on small squares of board, James Riches presents a series of drawings of a single figure.

Often frozen in mid movement, the figure is caught stepping, jumping or moving within the frame. Scattered throughout each scene are signifiers of high art tropes (marble sculptures, pillars and stretched canvases) alongside strange bushy enclaves, sheds, caravans, and empty spaces under bridges.

Repetition and the power of the copy also plays a part in the way we may consider these works, as sepia toned and seemingly molded reproductions of this strange otherworldliness play tricks on the mind. Which came first?

Shelter PromoImage: Untitled, 2014, watercolour paint on museum board.