TEXTS

PRISM – David Spriggs (70 pages) with interview by Jean-François Bélisle

For his solo exhibition at the Arsenal Montreal, artist David Spriggs has produced a new series of large-scale works that speak of modern surveillance, colour, and symbols of power. Looking at various icons, structures and mechanisms of contemporary surveillance, Spriggs exposes the relationship between optics and mechanisms of surveillance that are omnipresent aspects of contemporary life.

In English and French. Arsenal Contemporary Montreal (2015) 8 x 8 inch


Stratachrome – David Spriggs (80 pages) with texts by Marie-Eve Beaupre, Charles Stankievech, Gordon Hatt, Mark Clintberg.

David Spriggs’ installation is an in-depth investigation of all things related to the colour green – its historical and technical significance, symbolic potential and atmospheric resonance. The result is an immersive environment where green is both colour and concept. The work’s figurative references to art history, pornography and the military offer a critical view of shifting power structures seen in a hue that mimics the “enhanced reality” of night-vision optics.

In English and French. Galerie de l’UQAM (2010) 80 pp ill. coul. 19 x 15 cm souple/softcover 978-2-920325-33-3


Selected Texts:

 

Hampton, John H. Holocene. Neutral-Ground publication. 2012
EN

D’Amico, Stephanie Anne. 4 Colour Separation. Art Mûr publication. 2012
EN

St. Jean Aubre, Anne Marie. 4 Colour Separation. Art Mûr publication. 2012
FR

Beaupré, Marie-Eve. Stratachrome: L’épopée verte. Galerie de l’UQAM Press. Excerpt p.30-33. 2010
FR

Beaupré, Marie-Eve. Stratachrome: The Saga of Green. Galerie de l’UQAM Press. Excerpt p.30-33. 2010
EN

Stankievech , Charles. Freeze Frames. David Spriggs: Archeology of Space Publication, p 9-10. 2008
EN

Stankievech , Charles. Trans. Weigel, Claudia. Freeze Frames. David Spriggs: Archeology of Space Publication, p 9-10. 2008
DE

Manning, Erin. Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy Interlude: Of Force Fields and Rhythm Contours—David Spriggs Animate Sculptures MIT Press, Technologies of Lived Abstraction series, pp.143-153. 2009
EN

Clintberg, Mark. Form Studies – The Work of David Spriggs, Archeology of Space Publication. 2008
EN

Beaupre, Marie-Eve. L’émergence de la perception,Archeology of Space Publication. 2008
FR

 

Selected Periodicals:

 

Fadden, Robyn, David Spriggs – Stratachrome, Hour Magazine, September 16, 2010
EN

Charron, Marie-Eve. Dans l’épaisseur de l’image. Le Devoir, De Visu, E7. Sept. 12, 2010 (Review : Stratachrome)
FR

Thomson, Jonathan. New Strategies for Exciting Art. Asian Art News, magazine, Volume 19. No. 3, excerpt pp.84-88, May-June, 2009. (Review: Sharjah Biennial 9)
EN

Crevier, Lyne. Estocade: Dans l’optique de David Spriggs; deconstruction rime avec reconstruction. Ici, Montreal, newspaper magazine, p.45, 2007. (Review: The Paradox of Power)
FR

Anderson, Randall. David Spriggs. Border Crossings, magazine, Issue #103, pp.129-130. 2007 (Review: The Paradox of Power)
EN