Architecture as Metaphor opens at Griffin Gallery
On Thursday 9th March west London gallery Griffin Gallery opened Architecture as Metaphor, a group exhibition that celebrates the influence of architectural imagery in contemporary art. Featuring over thirty highly talented mid-career and internationally revered established artists, the exhibition will examine the reciprocal influence between art and architecture, and the cultural significance of architectural imagery.
Architecture is a historical reference to the cultural, social and political change in society, and its imagery in photography, film, painting and sculpture is frequently used by artists to reflect our environment and the changing urban landscape of our cities and towns.
Exhibiting artists include turner prize winner Richard Deacon who has collaborated with Mrdjan Bajic in creating a snake-like bridge in Kalemegdan Park in Belgrade, Serbia, Phyllida Barlow, who is representing the UK at the Venice Biennale this year, and the late Tony Carter, whose influence as an artist saw him beloved by his contemporaries, including many of the exhibiting artists.
Architecture as Metaphor is at Griffin Gallery until 21st April, open 10am-5pm Monday – Friday and 12-5pm Saturday.
Image credit: Installation view of Architecture as Metaphor at Griffin Gallery © Oliver Holms