For the inauguration of Picnic in September 2018, we are pleased to present our new upcoming exhibition 'Serious Hats’. Ben Doherty is the first artist to take over the long commercial display unit, and to present works that have been produced in response to the unique attributes of the space, and its location in a walkway.
Ben Doherty makes sculptures and multimedia installations that inhabit the edges. Largely inspired by science fiction, his work tips over into a parallel present where mysticism and pseudoscience predominate. For this exhibition, the artist is presenting a large mix media installation involving abstract sculptures and stained fabric sheets, creating a mysterious environment. Obstructive, the works shy way from the limelight and pose the question of why they might be there, and whether we are meant to look at them all.
The exhibition runs in parallel with the Peckham Art Festival.
Ben Doherty (b. 1985) lives and works in Cambridgeshire, England. He is a graduate of the Royal Academy Schools 2018. Previous group exhibitions include: RA Schools Final Show, Royal Academy of Art, London, 2018, Bearing Liability, Strange Cargo, Folkstone, 2017, Completely wingless it is Often Difficult to be Widely Distributed, Five Years Gallery, London, 2017, Premiums, Royal Academy, London, 2017, Italy, Watch It Gallery, London, 2016, Creekside Open 2015, APT Gallery London, 2015, East London Painting Prize, The Rum Factory, London, 2015.www.romanslug.com