5 April - 2 June
The exhibition will include – for the first-time- a series of Reilly’s poetic writings following the theme of As Above, So Below. With this new presentation of her work, the audience is invited to draw parallels between her writings and the tangible outcomes they help create, enabling subtle, contemplative connections between the two facets of her practice.
Reilly aims to simultaneously engage the audience in her making and thinking processes as the viewer follows texts which run around corners and between planes. Objects are presented above and below, and in many cases, the viewer is prompted to look in both directions to appreciate the work in full. This in turn reveals their insides and underneath as well as hidden shapes within them.
Emotive writings about her grandfather are brought to life in The Last Drop: a glass drop full of Glenfiddich whisky, encased in cast acrylic. Humorous and philosophical questions such as What Came First? (the chicken or the egg) are proposed in the form of a leather book, bound with two spines giving it no discernible front or back. Fleeting moments that draw lines between the above and below are held static in Golden Ratio; a perfectly balanced knife. Whilst a cream cracker de-bossed with “LIFE VEST UNDER YOUR SEAT” reminds us of the fragility of human life.
They are 8 minutes walk from both Algdate East station and Shoreditch High Street station. Alternatively Liverpool Street station is approximately 15 minutes walk from the gallery.
Buses: The 67 stops on Commercial Street. The 388 and 8 stop on Bethnal Green Road.
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