Photo London 2023
10 – 14 May 2023
At Photo London 2023 Sid Motion Gallery is pleased to exhibit works by Brian Griffiths & Frank Kent from their collaborative project, Air Signs.
10 - 14 May 2023
Booth D22, Somerset House, London
AIR SIGNS are an ongoing series of sculptural works that are presented as photographs. Frank and Brian gather materials from their studio, and occasionally, from the artists’ wider daily lives. Objects are displayed, positioned, and pressed into action within a wobbly cube.
This approach values lightness, some chance encounters and codified conversations. It hopes to sketch something of experiencing the world through its objects, something untidy to be felt and thought.
Brian Griffiths and Frank Kent both studied painting, became sculptors, and just now, are making photographs. Together they make a friendly return to the flatness of the image. They met at the Royal Academy Schools in London.
AIR SIGNS have been recently exhibited at the Van Gogh House, London (2021); Karsten Schubert Gallery, London (2020); Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (2019). AIR SIGNS are in private collections in the UK, Europe, Brazil and USA.
Brian Griffiths (b. 1968) lives and works in Colchester and London. Recent solo exhibitions include: Taking Sides, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (2019); No No to Knock-Knocks, Blain|Southern, London (2018); BILL MURRAY: a story of distance, size and sincerity, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2015). Recent group exhibitions: Poor Things, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2023); Image Drum, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2019); Voyage, Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo (2017); Folk Devil, David Zwirner, New York (2013).
Frank Kent (b. 1987) lives and works in Weymouth and Gainsborough. Previous exhibitions and commissions: Days, Karsten Schubert Gallery, London (2023); flower.gift, digital commission for Skelf (2022); Step 5, group exhibition Slum Gothic, Gainsborough (2021); Life and its most trivial particulars at Van Gogh House, London (2021); New Works at Fold Gallery, London (2017); Green backrests, commission for lecture theatre at Royal Academy Schools, London (2015); Site & Situ, a three-month residency at Surface Gallery, Nottingham (2011); and Visual Delusions, Bend In The River, Gainsborough (2011).