We are excited to welcome Paul P. as our summer Artist in Residence. Paul will be working with gallery director Lee Plested and Toronto based curator Rui Mateus Amaral to reconfigure his exhibition which originated at Scrap Metal, Toronto, and will open at Griffin Art Projects on September 22, 2017.
Paul P. (1977, Canada) 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 plain air.
This upcoming exhibition will also include drawings of sculptures within museums and sculptural works in the form of furniture. 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. His work has been collected by MoMA, LACMA, The Brooklyn Museum, SFMoMA, and The Whitney, among others.