Damian Griffiths ~ 11 - 14 march 2010
studio 1.1
london e2

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  'The Humillations Of Man'

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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.

'HoM' will start with;

Show 1:  'Le Salon des Refusés (the fall)'

'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.'


For more information or images contact:
Michael Keenan on 07952 986 696