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Brian Groombridge

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Tools & Materials, 2012 Installation View Painted Aluminum, Steel © Courtesy of the artist & Susan Hobbs Gallery
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© Courtesy of the artist & Susan Hobbs Gallery
Brian Groombridge

137 Tecumseth Street
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2H2
Canada
November 1st, 2012 - December 8th, 2012
Opening: November 1st, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.susanhobbs.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Queen West
EMAIL:  
info@susanhobbs.com
PHONE:  
416-504-3699
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sat 11-5 or by appointment
TAGS:  
conceptual, abstract, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Via two new works, Groombridge continues his material and highly conceptual investigations of epistemological concerns. On the main floor, a new sculpture comprised of two flags refers to methods of observation and enlightenment within a space for a moment of clarity. One depicts an astronomer’s chair, a specially-designed piece of furniture with a striking design feature. Its backrest is set at a sharp inclination—a “delirious angle” in order to observe the night skies. The other depicts a grid of four symbols derived from a set of 15th century French playing cards: heart, diamond, spade, and club, all enacted in unconventional colours and repeated in a seemingly random order. On the second floor are four wall works construed as imperfect tools, assembled and used to work towards a total understanding of the observable, measurable world, that inevitably fall short.