Not Staying

November 23 - December 21, 2013

Clint Griffin is presenting Not Staying, his latest solo exhibition, at Galerie Trois Points from November 23rd to December 21st, 2013 in which again, Griffin invites the viewer to enter a multifarious universe in which painting, photography and sculpture all respond to each other.

With Not Staying, the artist explores the states of in-betweeness and displacement. Through an abundance of signs, he refuses the idea of a single interpretation, preferring the beauty of mystery and incompleteness. His compositions question the coherence that can emerge from randomness. With the help of collected photographs and piles of objects of uncertain origins, the artist creates dislocated, patched up, spaces.

The use of found objects is central in Clint Griffin’s practice as he is looking for meaning in unexplored juxtapositions. His works put forward a vision of scattered places and moments, joined solely by the artist’s will. The elusive nature of the pieces is augmented by an impenetrable temporality as the artist sometimes spend several years working on the same works, the origins of what is being shown getting even more blurry for the viewer. From such associations, the elements do not emerge unscathed.

Clint Griffin lives and works in Toronto. His work has been widely shown in Canada and United-States, namely at Katharine Mulherin Art Project (Toronto), the American Primitive Gallery (New York), FUNCTION (Atlanta) and Yard Dog (Texas). He was recently included in The Painting Project, a large exhibition presented by Galerie de l’UQAM and curated by Louise Déry and Julie Bélisle. Griffin is part of numerous corporate and museum collections, represented in those of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Bank of Montreal, Canada Council Art Bank’s, Senvest, Sunlife and important law firms collections.

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