11 May – 7 July 2017
DAVID MACH: INCOMING
David Mach has constructed a gargantuan installation from 20-tonnes of newspaper cascading through the room like a wave of paper, exploding through gallery walls and engulfing cars and objects in its wake.
Mach’s past installations have engulfed objects whole such as cars, furniture and airplanes. The large-scale piece will create an organic volume of colour and texture, characteristic of Mach’s work.Read More
9 March – 21 April 2017
Griffin Gallery is delighted to present ‘Architecture as Metaphor’, a group exhibition curated by Steve Johnson and Becca Pelly-Fry.
‘Architecture as Metaphor’ brings together a body of works by 33 artists from the UK, Germany and Holland, where architecture and the built environment become the primary motif and expressive image, transcending their traditional ‘subordinate’ role in visual art as a setting, backdrop or context.
Maurizio Anzeri, Jemma Appleby, Phyllida Barlow, Tony Bevan, Owen Bullett, Jemima Burrill, Tony Carter, Michael Craig-Martin, Richard Deacon & Mrdjan Bajic, Arturo Di Stefano, Lucy Gunning, Ulrich Jansen, Alzbeta Jaresova, Steve Johnson, Evy Jokhova, Dirk Lebahn, Peter Newell Price, Miyuki Okuyama, Fabian Peake, Martin Pfahler, Ray Richardson, Stephen Robson, Susanne Rosin, Dieter Roth, Wolfgang Schlegel, Heidi Sill, Terry Smith, Gary Stevens, Rob Voerman, Prue Waller, Richard Wentworth, Rachel Whiteread.
12 January – 24 February 2017
Griffin Gallery is delighted to present ‘I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper’, a group exhibition that examines the importance of appropriation and influence on the practices of ten contemporary artists.
The show is curated by the London-based art consultant Catherine Loewe, in collaboration with Griffin Gallery Director Becca Pelly-Fry.
Nick Hornby & Sinta Tantra
Wolfe Von Lenkiewicz
The exhibition title comes from the 1978 Hot Gossip song of the same name, and also refers to the artist Glenn Brown who used the title for one of his paintings; a meticulous rendition of a Rembrandt. This time collision of mass media, popular culture and venerated Old Masters encapsulates the complex, and at times subversive, relationship between contemporary art and art of the past, and this in part was the genesis of the exhibition. While all of the featured works open up myriad lines of enquiry, from challenging notions of value and authorship, to examining modern morality, the show is in essence about the artists’ relationship with the art historical canon from the Old Masters to the present. The theme alludes to the collective hysteria surrounding the art market and fuses the double Frieze Fairs, the Contemporary and the Masters, in this case blurring the distinguishing factors. The works in the exhibition include both traditional materials and the use of new technologies in a wide variety of media, from plasticine to video projection.
Image: ‘Copyright the Artist. Courtesy Ben Brown Fine Arts, London’Read More
24 November – 23 December 2016
Congratulations to Ana Milenkovic, winner of the Griffin Art Prize 2016!
Designed to have a meaningful impact on the career of one emerging artist, Griffin Art Prize 2016 offers one outstanding candidate a three month residency, a large well-lit studio, materials of choice, a mentoring programme and accommodation.
The prize was judged by Rebecca Lewin, Exhibitions Curator at Serpentine Galleries, London, Jenny Lindén Urnes, owner and Chairman of Lindéngruppen, Becca Pelly-Fry, Head Curator of Griffin Gallery and British artist Vicky Wright who shows with Josh Lilley Gallery, London.Read More
4 October – 18 November 2016
Perfectionism does not seek to be perfect. Neither does it claim to showcase perfect artists. Instead, this is an exploration of perfectionism of process.
In the third part of the series, our focus turns towards the idea of transformation of materials. We look at a range of artists whose practice involves taking materials through a meticulous and carefully planned process in order to change their status or presence.Read More
18 August – 30 September 2016
Solo exhibition of Zsofia Schweger presenting work created during her six-month Griffin Art Prize residency.
Zsofia paints minimal domestic interiors of the home she grew up in Sandorfalva, Hungary. While her paintings appear to be made of perfect, clean shapes in block colours, a closer look reveals the anxiety behind each brush stroke, and a sense of both comfort and alienation.Read More
28 April – 10 June 2016
Curated by Rebecca Byrne and Liz Elton
Pool explores the expanded field of painting via the device of a constructed landscape, a garden, with works brought together as an immersive experience.
Thirteen artists, all of whom work in and around painting, have been asked to make work that alludes to this theme. As the show has developed, new connections between the works have become apparent, and aims have altered and shifted. The construct of a garden has acted as a frame in itself, with ideas embedded in individual pieces moving in and outside its own boundaries.Read More
17 March – 22 April 2016
Curated by Becca Pelly-Fry and Jason Colchin-Carter
“We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.”
― Orson Welles
This group of artists, represented by IP Arts, come together for a show that explores the nature of humanity and the eternal search for meaning in our daily lives.
Show ends on Thursday 21th April at 5pm.Read More
19 November – 18 December 2015
Exhibition of work by the shortlist of ten artists for Griffin Art Prize 2015.
Jose Carlos Naranjo
The winner will be announced at the private view and prize giving on Wednesday 18 November.Read More
16 October – 14 November 2014
This exhibition, presented by The Magma Group, combines expressive and conceptual qualities in art, notwithstanding that these aspects seem to be mutually exclusive. Concepts are therefore realised with expressive energy rather than by cool intellect.Read More