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
Beaupré, Marie-Eve. Stratachrome: The Saga of Green. Galerie de l’UQAM Press. Excerpt p.30-33. 2010
Stankievech , Charles. Freeze Frames. David Spriggs: Archeology of Space Publication, p 9-10. 2008
Stankievech , Charles. Trans. Weigel, Claudia. Freeze Frames. David Spriggs: Archeology of Space Publication, p 9-10. 2008
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