‘What I mean by progress is the welding together of society for whatever ends. Progress is a centripetal movement, obliterating man in the mass. Civilization is centrifugal; it permits, it postulates, the assertion of personality. The terms are, therefore, not synonymous. They stand for hostile and divergent movements. Progress subordinates. Civilization coordinates. The individual emerges in civilization. He is submerged in progress.’
-Norman Douglas, South Wind
Please note, Griffin Art Projects will be closed during the install of this exhibition until the opening reception Friday, September 22, 7-9pm.
Paul P. Untitled, 2015
Oil on canvas
Collection of Samara Walbohm and Joe Schlesinger, Courtesy of Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto.