The artist and musician’s show is fittingly entitled A.D.O – Attention Deficit Order – hinting at the structure he’s bringing to the multifarious different elements he’s drawing together for the exhibition.
These paintings, drawings, AV installations, photography and live performances all showcase the artist’s ‘theoretical, neurological and anatomical approach to his art’, say the show organisers.
Reeps One (real name Harry Yeff) chose the name of the show having been diagnosed as a child with Attention Deficit Disorder and Dyslexia – but by the time he was 14 he was told he did not have either. For him, this set off a fasciation in exploring mental processes; and his constantly busy mind is reflected in his work, which demands constant attention from the viewer.
The exhibition is to be split into four areas – visual; musical performance; audio visual and theoretical / neurological / anatomical.
Highlights of the show look set to be Yeff’s black and white drawings, hung from floor to ceiling, including the ‘Pillar Drawings’, where a sketchbook’s worth of work is condensed into one drawing, ‘telling 50 stories on one page’, says the gallery.
It’ll also be intriguing to hear UCL’s Dr Sophie Scott discuss Yeff’s brain scans, as well as leading a talk on the wider topic of how human brains change as they develop expertise in particular skills.
‘The Interactive performance, music and huge hand crafted work in this exhibition will highlight [the] sensitive issue [of mental health] and celebrate the advantages it can posses’, says the gallery.
‘A . D . O is a unique exhibition offering an important insight in the realms where creativity and mental awareness collide.’
Reeps One A.D.O – Attention Deficit Order runs from 20 – 27 March and Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, London E2. For more information visit www.reepsone.co.uk