NEW YORK, NY.-
Though known for his sculptures and installations, Scottish architect Martin Boyce has worked across a range of media including photography, wall paintings, and fictional text. The core of his work explores the impact modernist art, architecture, and design has had on contemporary culture and our understanding of design objects.
For admirers of Boyces work, Martin Boyce: When Now is Night
(Princeton Architectural Press, Oct. 6, $30) provides a visual overview of Boyces career. Production images and sketches are featured throughout alongside installations and photographs of his individual works including A Thousand Future Skies (2014), A Breeze in the Branches (2013), Broken Branches and Flyovers (2007), and When Now is Night (2002). Also included is an inside look into his creative development with a section dedicated to his source material and process.
Providing further insight into Boyce, artist John Stezekars interview with Martin Boyce is a culmination of both spoken and written exchanges between the artists in 2014 and 2015. In it they discuss how Boyces work operates and his ability to showcase the strangeness in everyday elements. Essays by curator Dominic Molon and art historian Russell Ferguson further reflect on the artist and his works. As Generation Arts Scotland states, Boyce merges the natural and the constructed, the populated and the uninhabited, the real and the imaginary, to create a melancholy interpretation of an unnamed landscape.
The release of When Now is Night coincides with an exhibition of Boyces work at the RISD Museum in Providence, Rhode Island October 2, 2015 January 31, 2016. Boyces first solo exhibition at an American museum, it features works drawn from throughout his career.
Dominic Molon has served as the Richard Brown Baker curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, in Providence, Rhode Island, since September 2013. He previously served as the chief curator at the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) St. Louis and curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago.