Architecture as Metaphor – Griffin Gallery, March 9 – April 21st

So ubiquitous we hardly notice it, Architecture is among our primary metaphors. Griffin Gallery explores the notion

How we choose to live. How a life is chosen for us.

Where we work, what it looks like. The precise arrangement of desktop spiderplant, the pattern of rosebeds in the parks and gardens we walk through on the way.

Architecture is metaphor as stridently as it is the placement of materials. Griffin Gallery invites you to celebrate the expression of values in that most ubiquitous of media – the built, cultivated and arranged environment.


Architecture as Metaphor at Griffin Gallery features over 30 highly talented mid-career and established artists from Germany, Holland, Japan and the UK. The exhibition explores the influence of architectural imagery and themes of shelter, home and belonging throughout contemporary art, from artists including Phyllida Barlow, who will be representing the UK at Venice Biennale this year, Sir Michael Craig-Martin and Turner Prize winner Richard Deacon, who’ll be presenting never-before seen-designs of a snake-like bridge to be built in Kalemegdan Park in Belgrade, Serbia.

Architecture as metaphor

The exhibition opens to the public on March 9th – April 21st, and will present a diverse range of works spanning photography, film, painting and sculpture and highlight the cultural significance of architecture and celebrate its influence in contemporary art.

Griffin Gallery
The Studio Building, 21 Evesham Street, London W11 4AJ

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm, Saturday, 12 – 5pm
Sunday and Bank Holiday, Closed

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