Open Studio Tour
I am pleased to showcase my most recent works: Ottawa Sidewalks.
I am interested in everyday urban architecture and how the public interacts with it. Crumbling city sidewalks are constantly repaired with a quick patch of asphalt. Time, weather and foot traffic transform these patches into fascinating varied shapes and imagery. I have traced these patches and transfered them onto canvas.
In my newest body of work Ottawa Sidewalks, I am using sidewalks as giant woodblock prints. By applying wet asphalt over the existing patch and then placing the canvas face down onto it, I am rewarded with a myriad of marks, blobs and lines. These graphic noises are the framework for the resulting paintings.
Please join me on Saturday, October 23 & Sunday, October 24 noon – 5pm
Christopher Griffin and the Catherine Street Art Collective
The Media Arts Building
203 Catherine Street (between Bank and O’Connor St.)
Posted by griffin on 10/19 at 07:59 AM
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