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Opening Reception: (tra)digital reveries by Anna Griffiths

May 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for the opening reception of (tra)digital reveries (May 11 – June 3), a solo exhibition of new digital collage artwork by Ottawa-based artist Anna Griffiths, on Thursday, May 11 from 6-9pm at gallery Studio Sixty Six.

Bar & Food
Wheelchair accessible entrance/building
All are welcome

Anna Griffiths is a contemporary artist working in digital and traditional forms living in Ottawa. An early dance career lead to late university studies, a Master’s degree in English literature, two years teaching in Japan and a career in communications. Growing from childhood was also extensive self-directed art-making that eventually became a consistent practice and the focused outlet for her creative compulsions. During the two years she spent living in Japan, she was drawn to the humour and ironies of East Asian pop cultures, as well as the ideological tension that particularly defines Japan’s cultural paradoxes—between preservation and destruction, creative abandon and restraint, conformity and resistance—all of which inform her art practice today.

“This show speaks to my interest in psychological fragmentation and the challenges of maintaining peace of mind through episodic spells of contentment and strife, harm and healing. It explores gender stereotypes, beauty myths, the presumed natural order of growth and maturation, and how we deal with conflicting notions of advancement and decline, power and vulnerability through various stages of life. My “sampling” process of decomposition and recomposition also begs certain questions of authenticity and truth values born from multiple subjective perceptions and arbitrary symmetries. What kind of “bigger picture” does repeating distinct visual and narrative elements in various ways reveal? How do we determine the prototype, or authentic thing in itself versus the derivative or imitation?”


May 11, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Studio Sixty Six
858 Bank Street, Suite 102
Ottawa, ON K1S 3W3 Canada
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