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  Artist in residence 2010 - Damian Griffiths

We are very pleased to announce our third Artist in Residence at studio1.1. Damian Griffiths will be presenting a series of 5 weekend shows throughout the year under the title 'The Humillations Of Man'.

Having shown Damian in 2008 in a solo show 'In the Way of Things' we have asked him back with to further analyse the photographic image. While the means of presentation will differ greatly, the subject will be constant - man and his undoing. And the agent of this 'humiliation' is the photograph and its insistent and problematic relationship to power and production; its existence as image, object and concept.

Show 1:
 
'Le Salon des Refusés (the fall)'
11th – 14th March
Private View: Thursday 11th March, 6-9pm

'The work I propose to make for this series of exhibitions will attempt to find new ways of making and discussing art. The work will not be against language, but resistant to it. I want to make apparent the tautology of most art writing.'

'It feels important that if I am to start a project entitled the Humiliations of Man  I should include myself in these humiliations from the very beginning.  I am part of the problem.  In the front room of the gallery will be a selection of works that document my aborted attempts to re-make Marcel Duchamp’s The bride stripped bare by her bachelors, even (the Large Glass). The canvas is not a window onto the world; it is transparent, the duty of art is not mimesis, we are not fooling anyone.  This is how I feel about some aspects of photography, though I have yet to create this idea through photography.  In the back room will be a collection of naked self-portraits and other erotic works.'

Show 2:

'As the poet might say "I love you"'
18th - 20th June
Private view: Thursday 17th June, 6-9pm
Artist's walk through the show: Sunday 20 June, 3:30pm

Show 3:

'Logic Twists Around Itself and Finally Bites Itself in the Tail'
30th July - 1st August
Private view: Thursday 29th July, 6-9pm

'The work I propose to make for this series of exhibitions will attempt to find new ways of making and discussing art. The work will not be against language, but resistant to it. I want to make apparent the tautology of most art writing.'

In his CSM degree show in 2007, Griffiths presented work that could be seen as either the hijacking of sculpture to display photography, or the inclusion of photographic material as one medium among others in the sculptural mix. His third appearance as studio1.1 artist in residence includes a return visit to this border between sculpture and photography; but with a difference. The photographic work he has concentrated on since college has resulted in an expansion of motifs, into documentary style and studio work, work about language, and books. The image fights back...









Artist in residence 2011 - Joshua Raffell

Artist in residence 2009 - Jordan McKenzie

Artist in residence 2008 - Russell Martin