Brian Griffiths: Borrowed World, Borrowed Eyes at Glasgow Tramway

By Culture24 Reporter | 09 August 2013

Exhibition preview: Brian Griffiths: Borrowed World, Borrowed Eyes, Tramway, Glasgow, until September 22 2013

A photo of large industrial sculptures covered in tarpaulin inside a large art gallery
Brian Griffiths, Borrowed World, Borrowed Eyes. Installation view© Courtesy Brian Griffiths / Vilma Gold, London. Photo: Keith Hunter
If one of the key characteristics of the main gallery space at Tramway is its industrial scale, Brian Griffiths seeks to underline its vastness. In a maze which must have taken some assembling, the artist has filled it with a field of mammoth sculptures.

Griffiths’ are geometric centrepieces covered with worn, painted, patched and stitched tarpaulins. Toying with perceptions of familiar materials, they are hybrids of both mass-produced units and handmade surfaces.

The artist slings this assembly of ghosts low and sagging. His aim is to create a kind of absurd, spooky visual language with a sense of imperfect melancholy.

  • Open 12pm-5pm (6pm Saturday and Sunday, closed Monday). Admission free. Follow the gallery on Twitter @GlasgowTramway.
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