Installation Shot

Installation shot. From left to right:

Paul P.
Civilization Coordinates (Scrap Books), 2015
Mahogany
71.12 x 109.22 x 59.59 cm
Shlesinger-Walbohm Family Collecion, Toronto
Paul P.
Brian Howard, 2017
Ash wood, mahogany and lacquer
Three parts: 55 x 65 cm, 31 x 30 x 42 cm, 33 x 31.5 x 45 cm
Collection of Anouchka Freybe
Paul P.
Portrait of Nancy Mitford as a Reflection of her Gay Friends, 2014-2017
Collage and ink on paper
61 x 83 cm
Courtesy the artist
Installation

Paul P.
Civilization Coordinates (Scrap Books), 2015
Mahogany
71.12 x 109.22 x 59.59 cm
Shlesinger-Walbohm Family Collecion, Toronto
Installation

Paul P.
Civilization Coordinates (Scrap Books), 2015
Mahogany
71.12 x 109.22 x 59.59 cm
Shlesinger-Walbohm Family Collecion, Toronto
Installation

Installation shot. From left to right:

Paul P.
Brian Howard, 2017
Ash wood, mahogany and lacquer
Three parts: 55 x 65 cm, 31 x 30 x 42 cm, 33 x 31.5 x 45 cm
Collection of Anouchka Freybe
Paul P.
Portrait of Nancy Mitford as a Reflection of her Gay Friends, 2014-2017
Collage and ink on paper
61 x 83 cm
Courtesy the artist
Edouard Manet
Portrait of Baudelaire, 1867/68
Etching
10 x 12 cm
Collection of Ian Wallace
Installation

Installation shot. From left to right:

Paul P.
Untitled, 2016
Oil on canvas
55 x 46 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Paul P.
Untitled, 2016
Oil on canvas
27 x 22 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Paul P.
Untitled, 2011
Oil on canvas
27 x 22 cm
Courtesy of the artist

Paul P.
Untitled, 2012
Ash wood, mahogany and lacquer
Three Parts: 55 x 65 cm, 31 x 30 x 42 cm, 33 x 31.5 x 45 cm
Collection of Anouchka Freybe
Installation

Paul P.
Untitled, 2012
Ash wood, mahogany and lacquer
Three Parts: 55 x 65 cm, 31 x 30 x 42 cm, 33 x 31.5 x 45 cm
Collection of Anouchka Freybe
Installation

Paul P.
Untitled, 2012
Ash wood, mahogany and lacquer
Three Parts: 55 x 65 cm, 31 x 30 x 42 cm, 33 x 31.5 x 45 cm
Collection of Anouchka Freybe
Installation

Installation shot. From left to right:

Paul P.
Untitled, 2016
Oil on canvas
27 x 22 cm
Courtesy of the artist

Paul P.
Untitled, 2016
Oil on canvas
27 x 22 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Paul P.
Untitled, 2011
Oil on canvas
27 x 22 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Paul P.
Untitled, 2012
Oil on canvas
24 x 19 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Installation

Installation shot. From left to right:

Paul P.
Brian Howard, 2017
Ash wood, mahogany and lacquer
Three parts: 55 x 65 cm, 31 x 30 x 42 cm, 33 x 31.5 x 45 cm
Collection of Anouchka Freybe
Paul P.
Portrait of Nancy Mitford as a Reflection of her Gay Friends, 2014-2017
Collage and ink on paper
61 x 83 cm
Courtesy the artist
Installation

Installation shot. From left to right:

Paul P.
Untitled (Forest Fire Sunset, Wreck Beach), 2017
Watercolour on paper
15 x 24 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Paul P.
Untitled (Forest Fire Sunset, Wreck Beach), 2017
Watercolour on paper
15 x 24 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Paul P.
Untitled, 2012
Oil on canvas
33 x 24 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Installation

Installation shot. From left to right:

Paul P.
Untitled, 2012
Oil on canvas
33 x 24 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Roy Arden
Greg Girard with Coat, 1981-85
Cibachrome print, Ed. 7/10
45 x 40.5 cm
Collection of Paul P.
Paul P.
Hamish St Clair-Erskine, 2014
Mahogany, lacquer with patinated brass hinges (unique)
180 x 126 cm, 42 x 33 x 40 cm
Courtesy of the artist

Paul P.
Untitled, 2017
Oil on canvas
35 x 27 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Paul P.
Untitled, 2015
Oil on canvas
27 x 19 cm
Collection of Roy Arden
Installation

Installation shot. From left to right:

Paul P.
Untitled (Wreck Beach), 2017
Ink on paper
20 x 14 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Paul P.
Scribe's Table (Brion/Bryan), 2017
Nordic birch
32 x 42 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Brion Gyson
Errata 1/2, 1978
Ink on paper
20 x 28 cm
Collection of Bryan Mulvihill

Wang Ya-Bing
Mountain brush stand, 2016
Ceramic from porcelain factory, Jiagdezhen
20 x 20 x 18 cm
Collection of Bryan Mulvihill
Paul P.
Untitled, 2016
Oil on canvas
55 x 46 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Installation

Installation shot. From left to right:

Paul P.
Untitled (Wreck Beach), 2017
Ink on paper
20 x 14 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Paul P.
Scribe's Table (Brion/Bryan), 2017
Nordic birch
32 x 42 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Brion Gyson
Errata 1/2, 1978
Ink on paper
20 x 28 cm
Collection of Bryan Mulvihill

Wang Ya-Bing
Mountain brush stand, 2016
Ceramic from porcelain factory, Jiagdezhen
20 x 20 x 18 cm
Collection of Bryan Mulvihill
Installation

Installation shot. From left to right:

Paul P.
Untitled (Forest Fire Sunset, Wreck Beach), 2017
Watercolour on paper
15 x 24 cm
Courtesy of the artist

Paul P.
Untitled (Forest Fire Sunset), 2017
Watercolour on paper
15 x 24 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Paul P.
Untitled, 2014
Hand woven wool rug (ed. 2)
236 x 160 cm
Courtesy of the artist

Paul P.
Untitled (three low tables), 2013 Mahogany (unique)
35 x 42 x 33 cm, 35 x 42 x 33 cm, 41 x 48 x 33 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Scott Burton:Individual Behaviour Tableau, exhibition poster, University Art Museum,
Berkeley, 1980
56 x 28 cm
Courtesy of Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film
Installation

Installation shot. From left to right:

Paul P.
Untitled (Forest Fire Sunset, Wreck Beach), 2017
Watercolour on paper
15 x 24 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Paul P.
Untitled (Forest Fire Sunset, Wreck Beach), 2017
Watercolour on paper
15 x 24 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Installation

Installation shot. From left to right:

Paul P.
Untitled, 2014
Hand woven wool rug (ed. 2)
236 x 160 cm
Courtesy of the artist

Paul P.
Untitled (three low tables), 2013 Mahogany (unique)
35 x 42 x 33 cm, 35 x 42 x 33 cm, 41 x 48 x 33 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Installation

Installation shot. From left to right:

Paul P.
Untitled, 2014
Hand woven wool rug (ed. 2)
236 x 160 cm
Courtesy of the artist

Paul P.
Untitled (three low tables), 2013 Mahogany (unique)
35 x 42 x 33 cm, 35 x 42 x 33 cm, 41 x 48 x 33 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Scott Burton:Individual Behaviour Tableau, exhibition poster, University Art Museum,
Berkeley, 1980
56 x 28 cm
Courtesy of Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film
Installation

Installation shot. From left to right:

Scott Burton:Individual Behaviour Tableau, exhibition poster, University Art Museum,
Berkeley, 1980
56 x 28 cm
Courtesy of Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film

Paul P.
Untitled, 2013
Oil on canvas
22 x 16 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Paul P.
Untitled, 2013 Oil on canvas
22 x 16 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Paul P.
Untitled, 2017
27 x 22 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Paul P.
Untitled, 2015
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the artist
Installation

Installation shot. From left to right:

Paul P.
Untitled, 2013
Oil on canvas
22 x 16 cm
Courtesy of the artist

Paul P.
Untitled, 2013 Oil on canvas
22 x 16 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Paul P.
Untitled, 2017
27 x 22 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Paul P.
Untitled, 2015
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the artist
Installation

Installation shot. From left to right:

Roy Arden
Greg Girard with Coat, 1981-85
Cibachrome print, Ed. 7/10
45 x 40.5 cm
Collection of Paul P.
Paul P.
Hamish St Clair-Erskine, 2014
Mahogany, lacquer with patinated brass hinges (unique)
180 x 126 cm, 42 x 33 x 40 cm
Courtesy of the artist

Installation

Paul P.
Hamish St Clair-Erskine, 2014
Mahogany, lacquer with patinated brass hinges (unique)
180 x 126 cm, 42 x 33 x 40 cm
Courtesy of the artist

Installation

Roy Arden
Greg Girard With Coat, 1981-85
Cibachrome print, Ed. 7/10
45 x 40.5 cm
Collection of Paul P.

Installation

Installation shot. From left to right:

Paul P.
Untitled, 2017
Oil on canvas
35 x 27 cm
Courtesy of the artist

Paul P.
Untitiled, 2015
Oil on canvas
27 x 19
Collection of Roy Arden
Baron Adolph de Meyer
Marchese Casati, 1912
Photogravure
16 x 22 cm
Collection of Ian Wallace
Paul P.
Writing Table for Nancy Mitford (Blitz Era), 2013
Mahogany (unique)
75 x 90 x 41.5 cm, 43 x 33 x 33 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Paul P.
Untitiled, 2015
Oil on canvas
55 x 46 cm
Shlesinger-Walbohm Family Collection, Toronto
Sunny Suits
Joey at home, Brooklyn, 2013
Digital C print
15 x 21 cm
Private collection
Installation

Sunny Suits
Joey at home, Brooklyn, 2013
Digital C print
15 x 21 cm
Private collection

Installation

Installation shot. From left to right:

Paul P.
Untitled, 2017
Oil on canvas
35 x 27 cm
Courtesy of the artist

Paul P.
Untitiled, 2015
Oil on canvas
27 x 19
Collection of Roy Arden
Baron Adolph de Meyer
Marchese Casati, 1912
Photogravure
16 x 22 cm
Collection of Ian Wallace
Paul P.
Writing Table for Nancy Mitford (Blitz Era), 2013
Mahogany (unique)
75 x 90 x 41.5 cm, 43 x 33 x 33 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Paul P.
Untitiled, 2015
Oil on canvas
55 x 46 cm
Shlesinger-Walbohm Family Collection, Toronto
Installation

Installation shot. From left to right:

Paul P.
Untitled, 2017
Oil on canvas
35 x 27 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Paul P.
Untitiled, 2015
Oil on canvas
27 x 19
Collection of Roy Arden
Installation

Installation shot. From left to right:

Baron Adolph de Meyer
Marchese Casati, 1912
Photogravure
16 x 22 cm
Collection of Ian Wallace

Paul P.
Writing Table for Nancy Mitford (Blitz Era), 2013
Mahogany (unique)
75 x 90 x 41.5 cm, 43 x 33 x 33 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Paul P.
Untitiled, 2015
Oil on canvas
55 x 46 cm
Shlesinger-Walbohm Family
Collection, Toronto
Installation

Paul P.
Writing Table for Nancy Mitford (Blitz Era), 2013
Mahogany (unique)
75 x 90 x 41.5 cm, 43 x 33 x 33 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Installation

Trolley Bus(Bryan Mulvihill)
Sur La Mer (Calligrafitti), 2015
Acrylic and pigments on found painting
51 x 61 cm
Courtesy of the artist



Sept 23 - Dec 16, 2017

Exhibition curated by Lee Plested and Rui Amaral, including works by other artists sourced from Vancouver collections selected by Paul P. and the curators.

Opening reception Friday, September 22, 7-9pm

  Griffin Art Projects is thrilled to present Civilization (inverted), an exhibition of works by Paul P. (1977, Canada). Paul P. came to international attention in 2003 for his drawings and paintings of young men that systematically re-imagined found erotic photographs along nineteenth century aesthetic modes. In recent years, the artist’s interests in transience, desire, cataloging, notation and repeat observation has expanded to include evocative landscapes and their abstraction, often created en plein air, and the realization of sculpture in the form of furniture.

To expand this special exhibition project, which originated at Scrap Metal, Toronto, the curators have selected additional work from private collections for inclusion in the show to realize conversations, both historical and aesthetic, that further illuminate the artist’s interests. In Paul’s words, “for this exhibition I am interested in the impulses within intimate milieux, whether dandy, bohemian, Beat, or otherwise, which prioritized aesthetic and social ideals - often to the point of fantasy - as a form of insolence to the general sway of philistinism and moral indignation that dominates.” These additional artistic perspectives including work and ephemera by Roy Arden, Scott Burton, Brion Gyson, Bryan Mulvihill, Marchesa Casati, Edouard Manet, and Sunny Suits.

Paul P.’s work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, as well as in group exhibitions around the world including MoMA, New York, and the Freud Museum, London. He has been collected by MoMA, LACMA, The Brooklyn Museum, SFMoMA, and The Whitney, among others. Paul P. would like to acknowledge the support of the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council, Paul P. is represented by Maureen Paley, London and Massimo Minnini, Brescia, Italy.

Read the exhibition text by the artist.