Borrowed World, Borrowed Eyes: Exhibition by Brian Griffiths

21.08.2013

Glasgow is one of our favourite cities. Not only is it one of the UK’s top shopping destinations but it also has a vibrant music and arts scene. Our first stop when we’re in town – apart from the Whistles store in Princes Square – is the multi-disciplined Tramway Theatre.

Showcasing the best in experimental performance, music and art, it’s current exhibition Borrowed World, Borrowed Eyes is by British sculptor Brian Griffiths. Known for his inventive and sometimes fantastical sculptures made from reclaimed and found objects, Griffiths has transformed items as mundane as old furniture and cardboard boxes into space ships, gypsy caravans and Viking sail boats.

 In this current exhibition he has played with the theatre’s industrial space, designing a maze like field of gigantic geometric structures covered in worn, painted and patched tarpaulins. Exploring the narratives of objects, the result is strangely beautiful, with the muted utility tones of the handmade tarpaulins creating a bleak yet oddly calming environment.

The exhibition runs until the 22nd of September, we recommend checking it out if you’re in Glasgow. For more information visit the Tramway.