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dd/mm/yyyy, 2015,
painted aluminum,
181.5 x 484 x 2.5 cm

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dd/mm/yyyy, 2015,
painted steel, HD plastic, 120 x 66 x 66 cm

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dd/mm/yyyy, 2015, edition of 10,
letterpress, 30.5 x 23 cm
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dd/mm/yyyy, 2016, edition of 2,
painted aluminum, 30.5 x 23 x .5 cm

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dd/mm/yyyy, 2016,
painted aluminum, painted base,
104 x 40.5 x 40.5 cm

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dd/mm/yyyy, 2016,
painted aluminum, 61 x 46 x 2.5 cm

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The Astronomer’s Chair, 2012,
polyester, ink, aluminum, painted steel,
342 x 147 x 549 cm
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Tools & Materials, 2012, painted aluminum, steel, 200 x 225 cm
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yellow, blue, gray, 2012, edition of 15,
letterpress, 28 x 21.5 cm
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Installation view of solo exhibition at Susan Hobbs, 2008
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Untitled, 2008, painted aluminum, wood, installed: 117 x 40 x 40 cm
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Untitled, 2008, painted aluminum, 95 x 70 x 28 cm
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Marco Polo, 2008, edition of 4,
silkscreen on Seikosa Mitsumata paper, 65 x 43 cm
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52 degrees 02 minutes 31 seconds N, 02 degrees 02 minutes
44 seconds E
, 2005, painted aluminum, painted base,
installed: 105.4 x 71 x 71 cm
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Untitled, 1997, enamel on paper,
dimensions specific to site

Brian Groombridge

Groombridge’s sculpture is characterised by a deceptive simplicity of form and an economy of materials. His work makes evocative use of structural and poetic elements, including aspects of communication, perception, construction and measurement. His work is full of references to the transient nature of things, to balance, and to reciprocity. These references are visual cues to something else and implore the question: what is that point at which things intersect?
1953

Born in Sarnia, Ontario

1972

Sheridan College, Oakville

1974-78

Ontario College of Art, Toronto

1977

O.C.A. New York Off-Campus Study Program

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016

Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto
about the exhibition

2012

Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto
about the exhibition

small telescopes, YYretroZective, YYZ, Toronto

2010

Convenience Gallery, Toronto

2008

Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

2005

Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

2002

Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

2000

Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

1997

Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

1995

Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

1994

Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

1993

Galerie Lallouz et Watterson, Montréal

1992

Cold City Gallery, Toronto

1991

WW3, Toronto

Cold City Gallery, Toronto

1990

The Points of Contact are the Points of Gesture, Cold City Gallery, Toronto

New Model for Measurement, Art Metropole, Toronto

Toronto Sculpture Garden, Toronto

1988

Cold City Gallery, Toronto

Comets Tell of Great Distances Travelled, Massey-Ferguson Buildings, Toronto

1987

Eye Level Gallery, Halifax

The Power Plant, Toronto

1986

Continuum, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge

1985

Glendon Gallery, York University, Toronto

1984

Evidence of the River, YYZ, Toronto

1983

A System of Five Moving Parts, Optica, Montréal

1981

Portions; Traces, Forest City Gallery, London

Constructing Parallels, Mercer Union, Toronto

1979

Architectural Targets, YYZ, Toronto

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013

More than Two (Let it Make Itself), The Power Plant, Toronto

2011

The Most She Weighed/The Least She Weighed, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

2010

Site Exercises, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

2008

Momentum, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

2007

Me and Them, Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon

Reading the Picture, Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown

2005

The Cold City Years, The Power Plant, Toronto

2004

Objective Information, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax

2001

the way up and the way down are one and the same, An exhibition in a home, Toronto

2000

2000 and Counting, Part ii, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

1998

The Word in Contemporary Canadian Art, Art Gallery of North York, Toronto

1997

Site/Work, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Off/Set: Artists Interpreting the Printing Process, Harbourfront, Toronto

1996

Wild Life, Koffler Gallery, Toronto

Vital Signs, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Type Culture, Design Exchange, Toronto

Ten, Cold City Gallery/Mercer Union, Toronto

1995

Art Metropole: Twenty Years, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge

1993

Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

1991

Vittu Pane Puu Pallo, Het Apollohuis, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

1990

Numbering, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton

1989

Cold City Artists – The Vancouver Exchange, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

1988

Cold City Gallery, Toronto

1987

Sans Demarcation, Visual Arts Ontario, Sault Ste. Marie

Artscape, Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington

1986

Patio Lawn Slope, Scarborough College, University of Toronto, Toronto

1985

Territories, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax

1984

The New City of Sculpture, Mercer Union, Toronto

1982

Monumenta, A Space, Toronto

1981

Displacements, Glendon Gallery, York University, Toronto

1980

Locations, Mercer Union, Toronto

The Sculptural Image, Art Gallery at Harbourfront, Toronto

1978

Drawings, A Space, Toronto

3D in 2D, Gallery 76, Toronto

FrameWork 3/16

by Georgina Jackson (essay)

Susan Hobbs Gallery, March 2016

read (pdf)

Am I just? Am I temperate? Am I brave?

by Robert Fones (review)

this is tomorrow, 2 March 2016

read (pdf)

Brian Groombridge

by E. C. Woodley (review)

Border Crossings, Issue no. 125,

read (pdf)

Brian Groombridge: YYZ & Susan Hobbs Gallery

by Charles Reeve (review)

frieze 153, March 2013

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Brian Groombridge: YYZ and Susan Hobbs

by E. C. Woodley (review)

Art in America, February 2013

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FrameWork 11/12

by Joel Herman (essay)

Susan Hobbs Gallery, November 2012

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GALILEO’S FINGER

by Jen Hutton (pamphlet)

YYZ, 2012

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... THE WING SPAN OF AN OWL, ENABLING FLIGHT ...

by Yam Lau (pamphlet)

YYZ, 2012

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Could this be a radio? Maybe just for today

by Gary Michael Dault (review)

The Globe and Mail, 8 November 2008

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Brian Groombridge

by Charles Reeve and Siobhan Roberts
(monograph)

Toronto: Susan Hobbs Gallery, 2008

Brian Groombridge at Susan Hobbs

by Gary Michael Dault (review)

The Globe and Mail, 5 November 2005

Brian Groombridge, Shirley Wiitasalo at Susan Hobbs

by Gary Michael Dault (review)

The Globe and Mail, 9 December 2000

Brian Groombridge: Susan Hobbs Gallery

by Reid Diamond (review)

Lola, Summer 1998

Toronto Sculpture Garden

by Barbara Fischer and Ihor Holubizky (book)

Toronto: Toronto Sculpture Garden, 1998

shape shifters

by Ihor Holubizky (book)

Hamilton: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 1997

Wild Life

by John Massier (exhibition catalogue)

Toronto: The Koffler Gallery, 1996

Sculpture/Toronto

by June Ardie (book)

Toronto: Leidra Books, 1994

Decalog: YYZ 1979-1989

by Barbara Fischer (book)

Toronto: YYZ, 1992

Uitersten bijeen in Apollohuis

by René Van Peer (review)

Eindhoven Dagblad, 5 November 1991

Brian Groombridge

by Ihor Holubizky (article)

C Magazine, Spring 1991

Vittu Pane Puu Pallo

by Noel Harding, Paul Panhuysen and Joanne Pasila Eindhoven
(catalogue)

The Netherlands: Het Apollohuis, 1991

Brian Groombridge: Toronto Sculpture Garden

by Linda Genereux (Article)

Artforum, October 1990

Within One Action There are Many Gestures

by Christopher Dewdney (exhibition catalogue)

Toronto: Toronto Sculpture Garden, 1990

Poetic Polarities

by John Bentley Mays (article)

The Globe and Mail, 18 July 1990

Focus: Brian Groombridge

by Earl Miller (article)

Canadian Art, Summer 1989

Numbering

by Ihor Holubizky (exhibition catalogue)

Hamilton: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 1989

Brian Groombridge

by Ihor Holubizky (exhibition catalogue)

Toronto: The Power Plant, 1988

Sans Demarcation

by Michael Burtch (exhibition catalogue)

Toronto: Visual Arts Ontario, 1987

Continuum: Brian Groombridge

by Jeanne Randolph (exhibition catalogue)

Lethbridge: Southern Alberta Art Gallery, 1986

Sculpture that knows its place

by Robert Everett-Green (article)

The Globe and Mail, 30 August 1986

Patio Lawn Slope

by Susan Schelle and Lora Carney
(exhibition catalogue)

Toronto: Scarborough College, University of Toronto, 1986

Territories

by Kit Lort (review)

Arts Atlantic, Spring 1986

Territories

by Jerry McGarth (review)

Vanguard, February-March 1986

Territories

by Bruce Grenville and Stephen Horne
(exhibition catalogue)

Halifax: Eye Level Gallery, 1985

Quiet Reciprocity

by Gregory Salzman (article)

C Magazine, 6 Summer 1985

Brian Groombridge: Sculpture

by Anne West and Laurie Milner
(exhibition brochure)

Toronto: Glendon Gallery, 1985

A Journey Around the New City of Sculpture

by Marshall Webb (review)

Canadian Art, Winter 1984-85

The New City of Sculpture

by Ian Carr-Harris (review)

Parachute, Winter 1984-85

The New City of Sculpture

by Bruce Grenville (review)

C Magazine, 3 Fall 1984

Brian Groombridge

by Jerry McGarth (article)

Vanguard, September 1984

Brian Groombridge at YYZ

by John Bentley Mays (review)

The Globe and Mail, 26 April 1984

Upstairs and Down: Installations

by Wayne Johnston (review)

University of Western Ontario Gazette, 15 September 1981

Parallel Lines and Red Tape

by John Bentley Mays (review)

The Globe and Mail, 22 August 1981

Out of Site Works

by Martha Fleming (review)

Fuse Magazine, July 1980