Jude Griebel’s sculptures present sympathetic figures that are merged with architectural and landscape elements. In this liminal state, the characters speak to a range of anxieties from growth and mortality to planetary collapse, through scenes playing out on their detailed surfaces. These hybrid bodies function as stages for productive and destructive miniature events that unfold upon them. While these situations speak to instances of human neglect and behaviors in a broader context, they also function as twofold metaphors for the development and destruction of the self.
Jude Griebel (born Canada) is a New York-based figurative sculptor, who has completed numerous residencies including The Studios of MASS MoCA, North Adams and HALLE 14, Leipzig. His major sculptural commission Tired Water was installed earlier this year in the Telus Spark, Calgary. Recent exhibitions include the Esker Foundation, Calgary, the Beaty Museum of Biodiversity, Vancouver, Galerie Sturm, Nuremberg and the Spinnerei Archiv Massiv, Leipzig. Griebel is a three-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Emerging Figurative Artists and his work is in collections including Arsenal Contemporary Art, Montreal and the Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee.
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Allard van Hoorn
Allard van Hoorn investigates relationships to our environment incorporating the disciplines of architecture, design, music and dance. He visually, acoustically and spatially transcodes our usage and perception of cities and nature in order to question preconceptions and experiences of the spaces we live and work in. Through mapping and the subsequent re-ordering of embedded rituals, rules and routines in buildings and public spaces, he allows for reinterpretation of form and function taking into account the inherent impossibility of complete description of our world by manmade systems.
Allard van Hoorn (Leiden, The Netherlands, 1968) has been shown at biennials in cities including Istanbul, Shenzen and Gwangju. His work has also been shown at the de Appel Arts Centre and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York City; Pinakothek der Moderne, Zurich; the Moore Space, Miami; MoCA and Zendai MoMA, Shanghai; Art Rotterdam; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Gasworks, London; CCCB, Barcelona; Museu de Arte Moderna, Salvador; Museo de la Ciudad de México, the German Architectural Centre, Berlin and Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. He currently collaborates as Outpost with OfficeUS, the official participation of the United States at the Venice Architectural Biennial. He tutors at the Architectural Association in London.