Archive: Perimeter Space

SARAH BAKER: Silk Vessel

11 May – 7 July 2017

Sarah Baker has created an installation in the 16 metre Perimeter Space in the style and aspirational aesthetics of a nautical themed luxury silk scarf.

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DAVID MACH: INCOMING

11 May – 7 July 2017

DAVID MACH: INCOMING
Solo exhibition

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.

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Refuge | Perimeter Space

9 March – 21 April 2017

Tim A Shaw will be creating a site specific installation in the Perimeter Space. Viewable only through windows from the outside of the building, the space within will hold a timber frame ramp that reveals a narrow sanctuary containing light works, paintings and collages.

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Architecture as Metaphor

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.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS
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.

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Peddling Sinister Runic Humbug | Perimeter Space

12 January – 24 February 2017

Jack Otway’s ‘corpse-painted’ window panels will blacken the facade of the Griffin Gallery’s Perimeter Space in children’s face paint. Wobbly rendered sunken eyes will adorn the panels in rhythmic fashion exploring the cosmetic as an important site for meaning-making.

Otway is interested in the movement of extreme beliefs from subcultural periphery to the mainstream and how these are visually formulated and packaged for commercial or political means.

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I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper

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.

Exhibiting Artists:
Glenn Brown
Luke Caulfield
Gordon Cheung
Stephane Graff
Henry Hudson
Nick Hornby & Sinta Tantra
Wolfe Von Lenkiewicz
Mariele Neudecker
Gavin Turk

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’

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GOLD ZERO

27 – 27 November 2016

On 27th November 2016 artist Corrie Baldauf painted a gigantic gold zero on the roof top car park of Television Centre using 200 litres of iridescent gold Liquitex paint, covering 230 square metres of concrete. The artwork, called GOLD ZERO, mirrors the shape of the car park ramp, highlighting the architectural function of the building ahead of its major redevelopment next year.

GOLD ZERO | Corrie Baldauf, sponsored by Liquitex in collaboration with Griffin Gallery and White Noise with thanks to Television Centre

Photo Credit: Jack Johnstone

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Mannequin | Perimeter Space

24 November – 23 December 2016

Griffin Gallery Perimeter Space presents Mannequin curated by Karen David.  Initiated this year with an inaugural exhibition presenting the work of Susan Sluglett and Fabian Peake, the Perimeter Space explores experimental projects in the periphery of the main Griffin Gallery.

The selected artists for Mannequin explore practices ranging from painting, film, performance, and site-specific installation whilst sharing common connections to ‘fabric’ as a medium.  For this exhibition they have been given a singular rule to dress a mannequin in their own approach and interpretation.

In a ‘post-medium-specific’ age where the significance of medium is negotiated, Mannequin invites these artists to carry their own concerns through this exhibition premise; utilising a window-dressing-mannequin as their supporting structure or blank canvas.  In Kosuth’s words the ‘essence of art’ morphs from medium to medium.

In 1974 Joseph Beuys, wearing his signature layer of felt, spent three days in a solitary space at the René Block Gallery, New York with a coyote in his now iconic performance I Like America and America Likes Me.  For Beuys the medium of felt (alongside fat, sledges and walking sticks) reoccurs as a key material from his personal mythology. In a similar way Mannequin sees the artists presenting their own recognisable tropes; integrating found objects, consumer culture, the history of the figure and the politics of fashion, using their ‘visual shorthands’ to re-position our reading of these values and reinforce their own personal mythology.

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Griffin Art Prize 2016

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.

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Positions

4 October – 18 November 2016

Positions, continues the dialogue begun in Perfume Island, first shown at New Greenham Arts, Berkshire; the site of the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp which was established to protest for nuclear disarmament. Positions is accompanied by a newly commissioned poem Stone Curlew by Fabian Peake. 
In this instalment at Griffin Gallery Perimeter Space, Sluglett presents a series of paintings as posters or placards that suggest the atmosphere of a protest that is either about to start or has just finished. The paintings here employ abbreviated chess themes as a ground. Part of the secret of winning chess is to realise when conventional values can be overturned and a sacrificial move can be made which will achieve victory. The war-like game of chess as a ground motif, is juxtaposed with peaceful, neutralising imagery of nature; such as plants or birds of various species.

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PERFECTIONISM (part III): The Alchemy of Making

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.

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BLOC

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.

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Pool

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.

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In The End We Are All Alone

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.

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Young Gods 2016

14 January – 19 February 2016

The 2016 edition of annual exhibition Young Gods, in collaboration with CHARLIE SMITH London.

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Griffin Art Prize Shortlist Exhibition 2015

19 November – 18 December 2015

Exhibition of work by the shortlist of ten artists for Griffin Art Prize 2015.

Alastair Gordon
Lewis-John Henderson
Alice Mendelowitz
James Metsoja
Jose Carlos Naranjo
Jack Otway
Thomas Qualmann
Katrine Roberts
Zsofia Schweger
Jaeyeon Yoo

The winner will be announced at the private view and prize giving on Wednesday 18 November.

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Perfectionism (part II.)

8 October – 13 November 2015

This exhibition does not seek to be perfect.  Neither does it claim to showcase perfect artists.  Instead, this is an exploration of perfectionism of process.

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White City

28 August – 2 October 2015

Solo show by Griffin Art Prize 2014 winner Chudamani Clowes

Opening Reception Thursday 27 August

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Griffin Gallery Open

23 July – 21 August 2015

Open exhibition of artwork entered into the inaugural Griffin Gallery Open.

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Two Truths

28 May – 11 July 2015

Group exhibition of Japanese artists.

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Selective Memories

19 March – 17 April 2015

A collective exhibition by students and graduates from L’ École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Curated by Rebecca Pelly-Fry

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The Tragedy of Landscape

12 February – 13 March 2015

Exhibition of contemporary landscapes presented in collaboration with Antlers Gallery, Bristol.

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Young Gods

8 January – 6 February 2015

The 2015 edition of annual exhibition Young Gods, in collaboration with CHARLIE SMITH London.

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Griffin Art Prize 2014 UK

20 November – 19 December 2014

The ten short listed artists for the 2014 prize will show a selection of their work in a group exhibition.  The award winner and other prize winners will be announced at the private view.

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The Instability of Being

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.

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Madder

11 September – 10 October 2014

Griffin Art Prize 2013 winners, Luke George and Elizabeth Rose present their solo show at Griffin Gallery; the result of six months intense investigation into the particular properties of the madder root and its use as an artists’ pigment.

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PERFECTIoNISM (Part I.)

3 July – 30 August 2014

This exhibition does not seek to be perfect.  Neither does it claim to showcase perfect artists.  Instead, this is an exploration of perfectionism of process.  Of artists so committed to their practice that it permeates their every movement and waking thought, manifest in the meticulous detail demonstrated in their work.

Curated by Becca Pelly-Fry

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Drawing into Sculpture

29 May – 27 June 2014

A group exhibition focusing on the often hidden two dimensional practice of artists known mainly for their three dimensional work.

Curated by Jessica Carlisle and Becca Pelly-Fry

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Archaeologies

24 April – 23 May 2014

Collaboration with The Contemporary London

Curated by Michelle Lee Medjeral-Thomas

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Saatchi Showdown: In Glorious Colour

20 March – 18 April 2014

Showdown is an online competition hosted by Saatchi Art for artists to showcase their work and have the chance for it to be judged by internationally celebrated artists and curators. The artist Jaime Gili, widely acclaimed for his vividly coloured geometric works, joins previous judges who have included Barnaby Furnas, Ged Quinn, Wangechi Mutu, Peter Coffin, Dexter Dalwood, Matthias Weischer and Chantal Joffe.

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Water + Colour

13 February – 14 March 2014

This group exhibition aims to challenge traditional preconceptions of watercolour.

Curated by Becca Pelly-Fry

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Young Gods 2014

9 January – 7 February 2014

The 2013 edition of annual exhibition Young Gods will take place simultaneously across two locations in west and east London. Selected and curated by Zavier Ellis, director of Shoreditch gallery CHARLIE SMITH london and co-founder of THE FUTURE CAN WAIT, the exhibition will be a multi-disciplinary presentation of London’s most exciting graduates from the summer of 2013. Young Gods is presented in conjunction with the Griffin Gallery, supported by fine art brands Winsor & Newton, Conté à Paris and Liquitex.

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Saatchi Showdown | Painted Faces

5 – 20 December 2013

Showdown is an online competition initiated by Saatchi Online in order to give artists from all over the world the opportunity to showcase their work and for it to be judged by internationally acclaimed artists and curators.

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Surfacing

17 October – 1 November 2013

Work by emerging artists from the UK and Italy.

Curated by Liane Lang & Becca Pelly-Fry

This new exhibition at the Griffin Gallery brings together art students and recent graduates from Italy and the UK.

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New Work from Japan

3 – 11 October 2013

In collaboration with the Trinity Gallery in Tokyo, this refreshing and risk-taking exhibition will present for a week only the works of three young Japanese artists – winners of the Grand Prix and Semi-Grand Prix Liquitex Art Prize 2012.

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A Catalyst for Remembrance

6 – 27 September 2013

Alzbeta Jaresova solo show

The inaugural winner of the Griffin Art Prize, Jaresova has been working in the artists’ studio above the Griffin Gallery since February. Exploring themes of physical and psychological confinement, Jaresova makes beautifully rendered drawings, paintings and three dimensional models.

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Insight Radical

1 – 30 August 2013

This exhibition displays the results of the artists residency in the Free Radical Centre’s science laboratories in Melbourne, Australia. Each artist was asked to respond artistically to the topic of free radicals, thus bringing science and art together. Through this process the artists realised the significant impact of free radicals on the fundamental human processes. Most particularly how free radicals are essential for life, but paradoxically also cause ageing and our inevitable demise. Parallels can also be drawn between artists’ materials such as paints and plastics which require free radicals to polymerise or cure, but are nonetheless degraded by them overtime.

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FACK! West London Art Prize 2013

6 June – 11 July 2013

FACK! (Forum for Artists in Chelsea and Kensington) presents the West London Art Prize 2013 at Griffin Gallery, a selection of artists who have a ‘W’ postcode. The winner will receive at six week residency at Griffin Gallery.

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changing

27 March – 3 May 2013

An exhibition exploring contemporary uses of pigment and paint by tutors and alumni from six London Art Colleges.

Curated by Erika Winstone.

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Mathieu Dufois

14 – 22 March 2013

Mathieu Dufois is an emerging artist who has already made his mark on the art world. He studied fine art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Le Mans and has exhibited in a number of galleries in France and New York since he graduated in 2007. His distinctive work is largely inspired by the cinema of the 1950s and is a mix of black and white drawings, photography and installations. He works largely with Conté à Paris products, primarily the Pierre Noire and graphite lead pencils. During the course of his two week exhibition he will be giving several talks about his particular techniques.

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Young Gods 2013

11 January – 16 March 2013

The 2013 edition of annual exhibition Young Gods will take place simultaneously across two locations in west and east London. Selected and curated by Zavier Ellis, director of Shoreditch gallery CHARLIE SMITH london and co-founder of THE FUTURE CAN WAIT, the exhibition will be a multi-disciplinary presentation of London’s most exciting graduates from the summer of 2012. Young Gods is presented in conjunction with the Griffin Gallery.

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