Griffiths is a science nut, mathematician, electrician, teacher, and sculptor, and his work is on view at The Dorsch Gallery (151 NW 24th St., Miami) through October 4. That work consists of big, sensuous, mostly wooden sculptures that you want to snuggle up to theyre very tactilely involving. But theyre more than that: Coded into many, you can find hands-on explications of profound physical principles. Take the exhibits namesake piece, A Mechanical Advantage: Here, overlapping, stressed wires exert forces on each other so that a little tug from an art lover can exert tremendous pressure on big pieces of wood enough to bend them. This is art that doesnt merely take the universe as its subject matter. It is the subject matter, in the flesh. Visit www.dorschgallery.com for more info, or call 305-576-1278.
Sept. 19-Oct. 4, 2008