CLINT GRIFFIN: MAKE MAKE: May 11 - June 3, 2012
Toronto-based artist Clint Griffin's new installation of paintings, drawings and objects invites the viewer into a world of found art and object collaboration that has informed the artist's practice from its very early beginnings.
Expressing absurd, multiple and common experience, Clint Griffin's humble narratives are approached through a raw and intuitive mark making that offers insight into the simple moments that add up to complicated existence. Relationships are explored through the hits and misses of social interaction, environment and landscape.
Griffin's profound ability to collect, deconstruct and reinvent from the world around him is most palpable in his studio, where layers and layers of magical meaning can be found amongst the array of everyday and eclectic, original and found.
In an attempt to relocate the energy of the studio into the gallery setting, we have selected numerous objects, ephemera, studies and early works to accompany Griffin's larger scale paintings, photo-based works and sculpture.
Celebrated in both the contemporary and folk art worlds, Clint Griffin has exhibited his work extensively in Canada and the US. It can be found in private and public collections around the world. Clint Griffin was the first artist to exhibit with Katharine Mulherin, in October 1998.