Joe Ridgeon 27/04/16

InroadJoe Ridgeon‘s first solo show at the gallery.
“This death is relieved both as fierce aggression and, I a parodistic reprise of the ecstatically stated infant slumbering at its mother’s breast, as a lovely death within the “cool bower” of Jean’s rectum, “which I crawled to and entered with my entire body, to sleep on the moss there, in the shade, to die there” – Bersani on Jean Genet’s Funeral Rites, 1948
Submit to incursion, submit to tops.
Poppers Sniffing, Bare Backing, Fist Fucking, Arse Licking, Cum Dumping.
I can barely remember a time before sub, a time before Daddies. Those polarities seem so inherent.
So lets start at the beginning, go back to Boy before Sub, to a time where our disavow broke and yours strengthened. We shall lift our legs for inspection so you can fail to take the one thing that will always make us different to you.
Joe Ridgeon (b. 1988) is an artist living in London. He will graduate from the MFA of Goldsmiths this summer. Recent group shows and residencies are Sham, Chalton Gallery, 2016, london, Sham, 2016, Goldsmiths University, Thank You For Your Time Greenwich High Street, 2015, London, Studio 36 On Tour Nationwide, 2014, London, Unknown Quantity Part 2 The Looking Glass, 2013 Bristol, Videoholica Varna, 2013, Bulgaria, Console 51 Hoxton Square, 2013 London, Studio 36 Residency Spike Island Studios, 2013, Bristol, Off the S{h]elf Stockwell Studios, 2012, London, Evolver Exhibition Atkinson Gallery, 2012, Somerset, Degree show Spike Island (UWE), 2012, Bristol, Strange Angel Southbank Centre, 2012, Bristol, Smut, Spike Island Zine Fair Spike Island Art Space, 2011, Bristol. Solo shows: Benros, Backsideblackhole, Motorcycle Showrooms, 2012, Bristol.