john margaritis spent his youth working in his father’s cabinet shop, while devoting the rest of his time to all things basketball. watching his father’s craft instilled in him the value of artisanship, and working with one’s hands. during miami art week, margaritis presents ‘broken time’ — the balance of these experiences and interests, ones that have passed and ones that are yet to come. the installation is a reflection on margaritis’ childhood and a projection of his vision today.

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welded steel
168 x 168 x 144 inches
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from a young age, margaritis — intrigued by the way things were made — thought about the projects in his father’s shop and envisioned how they could be done in different ways. with no intention of becoming a cabinetmaker, he absorbed the craft and now finds ways to reinterpret it through a contemporary lens. while a lifelong love of basketball often takes center stage, his long youthful days in the cabinet shop and his fundamental curiosity give his work its cohesiveness. ‘broken time’, an expression of a duality between artisanship and contemporary culture, opens on wednesday december 5, 2018 at 187 NW 27th street in miami.


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john margaritis blends basketball and craft for 'broken time' exhibition in miami designboom
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5 individual pieces in welded steel, blown glass
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john margaritis blends basketball and craft for 'broken time' exhibition in miami designboom
handle with care
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john margaritis blends basketball and craft for 'broken time' exhibition in miami designboom
wheelbarrow chair
wood, metal, rubber, polyester
56 x 30 x 42 inches
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john margaritis blends basketball and craft for 'broken time' exhibition in miami designboom
wheelbarrow chair
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john margaritis blends basketball and craft for 'broken time' exhibition in miami designboom
booth C16: 3, 2
plexiglass printed photograph mounted on LED lightbox
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john margaritis blends basketball and craft for 'broken time' exhibition in miami designboom
broken time
aluminum, steel, glass, razor wire, barbed wire, wood, paint
48 x 48 x 10 inches
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john margaritis blends basketball and craft for 'broken time' exhibition in miami designboom
uphill mirror
concrete, mirrored glass, aluminum, plywood, steel chain, rubber, carpet
51 x 30 x 90 inches
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john margaritis blends basketball and craft for 'broken time' exhibition in miami designboom
concrete light
concrete, steel rebar, rubber
28 x 22 x 95 inches
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