Colwyn Griffith


Colwyn Griffith

Little Histories of Modern Art brings together eight contemporary artists whose photographic and videographic works critically and affectionately reconsider the practices and ideologies of Modern Art.

Colwyn Griffith’s Eye Candy 3 recalls the landscapes of Romanticism, with a stomach- turning twist. His miniature versions of Canadian landmarks have been created with waffle wafer cookies, processed cheese, and other iconic North American junk food. In Azure Chimera, Holly King plunges into the depths of Romantic painting, with her fantastic visions of rocky shorelines and the sea.

The works of these eight artists playfully revisit the histories of Modern Art, evoking its undiminished power on the Postmodern imagination.

Colwyn Griffith, born in 1971, studied photography at Dawson College in Montreal and Film Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa. His Eye Candy I series was shown in solo exhibitions at the Ottawa School of Art Gallery, 2002, and the Floating Gallery in Winnipeg, 2001. Eye Candy 3, shown at Carleton University, 2003, was accompanied by a catalogue and toured nationally. His work been in group exhibitions in Ottawa, Toronto, Quebec City, and Tokyo, and has appeared in various publications, including Canadian Art, Photo Ed, and Douglas Coupland’s Souvenir of Canada 2 (2004). Griffith lives in New York City.

Espaces Art Mûr
5826 St. Hubert Street
(514) 390-0383
Little Histories of Modern Art. Jakub Dolejš, Colwyn Griffith, Holly King, Alain Pratte, George Steeves, Jian-Xing Too, Helen Verbanz, and Laurel Woodcock
September 8 – 28, 2005
Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00am-6:00pm, Thursday & Friday 12:00-8:00pm, Saturday 12:00-5:00pm
Opening Thursday September 8, 2005 5:00-8:30pm, most of the artists will be present

Colwyn Griffith, Inglis Manitoba (2003), from the series Eye Candy 3. Courtesy of the artist and Skew Gallery, Calgary.