Sam Griffin Interview
Between Art and Architecture
Sam Griffin is an artist continually in search of the new possibilities that exist between art and architecture. He lives and works in London where he creates meticulously detailed drawings, along with his thought provoking sculptural work. It is the theory behind these works however which is most fascinating, Sam was kind enough to share with us some insight into his work and into the world of architecture which both captivates and challenges him.
Megan Christiansen: You studied as a painter correct?
Photographer - Henry Kingsford/Max Creasy
Luis Gispert "All Oyster, No Pearl"05/04/2012
OHWOW Los Angeles presents Luis Gispert’s solo exhibition All Oyster, No Pearl, a combination of photography and sculptural elements with a focus on "the corollary of arrangement." The show presents photographic works of silver gelatin prints presented in a way which verge on sculpture, along with freestanding sculptural work which confronts the idea of hierarchy and value. All Oyster, No Pearl opens with a reception on Saturday, April 7, 7 – 9 PM and runs through to May 12th 2012.
// OHWOW, 937 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Stefano de Luigi Interview04/04/2012
Stefano De Luigi is a documentary photographer based in Milan, Italy. He is a regular contributor to magazines like Stern, Paris Match, Time, The New Yorker and EyeMazing. He is also a member of the VII Photo Agency that houses archives of some of the worlds finest photojournalists. The works of De Luigi investigate and capture the complexities of life through a series of projects that give the viewer an alternate perspective on global issues.
// Stefano is speaking at Semi-Permanent, taking place in Auckland on May 18-19. www.semipermanent.co.nz
Agathe Snow and Eli Hansen at Maccarone31/03/2012
Maccarone presents two new exhibitions “I like it here. Don’t you?” by Agathe Snow and “Should be fine” by Eli Hansen, running through to April 28th.
Snow presents a new series of papier-mâché and fiberglass sculptures that hang from the ceiling to the floor. Exploring subjects ranging from a spit ball fight between school children, a scuffle between Mary Poppins and Santa Claus, to the leisurely acts of catching butterflies in a net, fishing, and watering flowers.
// Maccarone, 630 Greenwich Street NY, NY 10014
Doug Aitken: SONG 130/03/2012
For eight weeks this spring, American artist Doug Aitken presents a large scale video work with the intention of transforming the Hirshhorn building into “liquid architecture and an urban soundscape.” Aitken uses 11 High-definition projectors to create the first-ever work of 360-degree convex-screen cinema. Visitors to the iconic museum can enjoy this incredible experience until May 13th.
// The Hirshhorn, Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington
Source - Hirshhorn
Avant Garde Preschool29/03/2012
Originally founded by Andy Spade and Anthony Sperduti, owners of Partners & Spade, the Avant Garde Preschool program is an artist workshop catering to children aged 5-12. Previous artist mentors have included the likes of Karen Kimmel, Donald Baechler, and Confetti System. A new partnership between Partners & Spade and RxArt saw Dan Colen leading the first class, imparting his wisdom that when it comes to art, there are "no rules."
Source - RxArt
James Pearson-Howes 'Studio Visits' Exhibition29/03/2012
James Pearson-Howes presents an exciting new show entitled Studio Visits. The exhibition presents part of an on going project, photographing creative people within the fashion industry in their personal studios. The result are extremely honest and intimate portraits.
// Opening April 5th at J+A Café, 4 Sutton Lane, London
David Lynch Exhibition28/03/2012
David Lynch’s first solo exhibition in New York since 1989 is currently being shown at Tilton Gallery. Crossing a multitude of medias to create a series of paintings, sculpture, works on paper and photographs - the artists trademark whimsy, wit, ambiguity and humor are heavily entrenched in these works. Make sure you don't miss this important show before it closes on April 14th.
// Tilton Gallery, 8 East 76th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenues
“Quantum light” by David Benjamin Sherry27/03/2012
David Benjamin Sherry's second publication Quantum Light, presents his recent landscape, collage, still life, abstraction, portrait and sculptural works. Designed by Tiffany Malakooti, the book examines the traditional photographic hierarchies of landscape and portraiture while relying on a "a subversion of the expected."
Ryan McNamara "Still"26/03/2012
It's your last chance to see Ryan McNamara's first solo exhibition at Elizabeth Dee gallery in New York which closes down on April 7th. The special thing about this show is that for the first three weeks of the exhibition Ryan was in the gallery everyday waiting for passers by to collaborate with him, the documentation of which being transformed into artwork which has been exhibited in this second portion of the show. This second stage opened on March 20th and is by far the most exciting and unexpected part of the project.
// Elizabeth Dee, 545 West 20th Street, New York NY 10011