This is the first solo exhibition in an American museum of the work of Glasgow-based artist Martin Boyce (Scottish, b.1967.) A survey of sculpture, installations, and photographs from throughout the artist’s career, When Now is Night demonstrates how Boyce reinterprets or transforms iconic examples of 20th-century design and everyday phenomena to explore the psychological, social, and emotional dynamics of our relationships to the objects and buildings that surround us.
Boyce is internationally recognized for his thoughtful, restrained reflections on the contemporary experience of modern art, architecture, and design. He was awarded Britain’s coveted Turner Prize in 2011 and represented Scotland at the 2009 Venice Biennale, and since the late 1990s his work has been exhibited in numerous solo museum presentations and group exhibitions.
The exhibition is accompanied by Martin Boyce: When Now is Night, a fully illustrated catalog co-published by Princeton Architectural Press and the RISD Museum, featuring texts by the artist; Dominic Molon, exhibition curator and Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art at the RISD Museum; critic and curator Russell Ferguson; and British artist John Stezaker.