blackwell street is a fragmented reconstruction of the house in which Van Der Ryken’s grandparents lived for forty years, including the time of his father’s childhood and adolescence, as well as his own. For the duration of the exhibition, the gallery becomes the site of the run-down home; the derelict qualities and eerie ambience of which impart a sense of hopelessness and existential belittlement.
Opening Reception | 5 August 2015, 6:00pm
Exhibition Dates | 5 August - 28 August 2015
Artist Talk | 27 August, 6:00pm
Firstdraft, 13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo, New South Wales
Co-presented by Firstdraft and Jarrod Van Der Ryken.