When Now is Night

Martin Boyce
October 2, 2015 – January 31, 2016

From back to front:

 

When Now is Night, 2002 (wallpaper) 

The Sun-Comprehending Glass, 2013

Fear Meets the Soul, 2008 (suspended)

 

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The Breeze in the Branches, 2013 (left)

Now I’ve Got Worry (Storage unit) 1, 1997 (right)

 

Photo © Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

From left to right:

 

Now I’ve Got Worry (Storage unit) 1, 1997

Evaporated Pools, 2009 (detail)

A Raft in the Roof, 2009 (suspended)

 

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From back to front:

 

Night Tulip, 2009

Evaporated Pools, 2009

A Raft in the Roof, 2009 (suspended)

 

Photo © Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

From back to front:

 

Fall, 2012

Evaporated Pools, 2009

A Raft in the Roof, 2009

 

Photo © Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Last Hours of Evening Light, 2015

 

Photo © Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

From left to right:

 

Last Hours of Evening Light, 2015 

We Pass But We Never Touch, 2003 (suspended)

Ventilation Grills (for a house in the woods), 2010

 

Photo © Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Now I’ve Got Worry (Mask and L-Bar), 1997–98 (left)

Chair (Noir), 1999 (right)

 

Photo © Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Back from left to right:

 

Disappear Here, 1999

Ventilation Grills (for a house in the woods), 2010

 

Before the wall:

 

Mask (For 1056 Endless Heights), 2007

 

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Between the Airport and the Beach, 2013 (on the ceiling)

When Now is Night, 2002 

 

Photo © Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

When Now is Night

Martin Boyce
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
October 2, 2015 – January 31, 2016
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This is the first solo exhibition in an American museum of the work of Glasgow-based artist Martin Boyce (Scottish, b. 1967). A survey of sculpture, installations, and photographs from throughout the artist’s career, When Now is Night demonstrates how Boyce reinterprets or transforms iconic examples of 20th century design and everyday phenomena to explore the psychological, social, and emotional dynamics of our relationships to the objects and buildings that surround us.

 

Boyce is internationally recognized for his thoughtful, restrained reflections on the contemporary experience of modern art, architecture, and design. He was awarded Britain's coveted Turner Prize in 2011 and represented Scotland at the 2009 Venice Biennale, and since the late 1990s his work has been exhibited in numerous solo museum presentations and group exhibitions.

 

The exhibition is accompanied by Martin Boyce: When Now is Night, a fully illustrated catalogue copublished by Princeton Architectural Press and the RISD Museum, featuring texts by the artist, Dominic Molon, exhibition curator and Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art at the RISD Museum, critic and curator Russell Ferguson, and British artist John Stezaker.

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