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Brian Groombridge
Susan Hobbs Gallery
137 Tecumseth Street, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2H2, Canada
November 1, 2012 - December 8, 2012

Watchlist Artist: Brian Groombridge

Susan Hobbs Gallery is currently showing works of Brian Groombridge till 8 December 2012.

Groombridge’s latest solo exhibition at the gallery continues his measured and highly conceptual investigations of epistemological concerns. As artist Yam Lau recently wrote on the artist, “Could the phrase ‘exercise in custom measure’ befit Brian’s work in general and thereby underscore the continuity between his early and the most recent work? Perhaps... I am inclined to postulate Brian’s operative principle as custom articulation of life’s manifold mystery through the invention of poetic measures.” What Groombridge “invents” is a cool, reductive vocabulary of forms that become “poetic” in their expressions of idiosyncratic phenomena or meta-descriptions of the very spaces they occupy. His sculptural gestures are the result of a careful cataloguing of the world’s singularities and patterns, and work toward meanings of a higher order from nominalist and empirical study.

(text source: Susan Hobbs Gallery)

Brian Groombridge, The Astronomer’s Chair,  2012, polyester, ink, aluminum, painted steel; Courtesy of the artist & Susan Hobbs Gallery.


More on Brian Groombridge (b. 1953, Sarnia, Ontario)

Groombridge's sculpture is characterised by a deceptive simplicity of form and an economy of materials. His work makes evocative use of structural and poetic elements, including aspects of communication, perception, construction and measurement. His work is full of references to the transient nature of things, to balance, and to reciprocity. These references are visual cues to something else and implore the question: what is that point at which things intersect?

(text source: Susan Hobbs Gallery)

Education:  Sheridan College, Oakville, 1972. Ontario College of Art, Toronto, 1974-78.  O.C.A. New York Off-Campus Study Program, 1977.

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(Image on top: Brian Groombridge, Tools & Materials, 2012, installation view painted aluminum, steel; Courtesy of the artist & Susan Hobbs Gallery.)

Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 11/27/12 | tags: installation mixed-media

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