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2021 Exhibition: "Seeking the Periphery" featuring work by Dr. David Griffin

Drawing into Space, D. Griffin

The exhibition went live on March 11, 2021. Curated by Dimitri Papatheodoru at the Paul H. Cocker Gallery, Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University in Toronto.

Dr. David Griffin’s contribution is a graphic novel that lays out the work he did between 2014-2016, entitled "Drawing into Space," in which he used Laser to create the largest drawing ever made. 

About the Exhibition:
Iconic architectural photography disseminated global Modernism and canonized utopic design principles, shaping Internationalism while erasing local cultural practices. The carefully composed advertising-ready image was instrumental to the new message; the Image folded snuggly within the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, expanding the Factory to employ a complex hierarchy of production from top to bottom, from design to delivery. Internationalism was (is) an aesthetic that flowed through and replaced place. This aesthetic is still dominant while peripheral nodes of resistance emerge.

The Gallery invited submissions that redirect the eye away from the iconic photographic image toward new forms and representational culture. The aim is to assemble and display alternative representations that lead away from homogeneity toward an architecture and culture that claims no specific centre. The abolition of the centre, and its replacement with the void is a position in architecture and culture that redirects perception to the Periphery.


Virtual exhibition

Above image from the “Drawing in Space” graphic novel by Dr. David Griffin