Seattle Artist Cable Griffith to Lecture at WWU May 16
Contact: Cynthia Camlin, Western Washington University associate professor of Fine Arts, (360) 650-3747, Cynthia.Camlin@wwu.edu
BELLINGHAM – Cable Griffith, a Seattle-based artist and curator, will present his work in a public lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday May 16 in room 105 in the Communications Facility Building on Western’s campus.
|"Aeaea," by Cable Griffith (courtesy of the artist)|
The lecture is sponsored by Western’s Department of Art and is free and open to the public.
Griffith’s paintings, drawings and sculptures are constructed through the repetition and arrangement of simple visual forms abstracted from the natural environment. As critic Sharon Butler wrote after a recent visit to his studio, Griffith “paints peculiar worlds, full of familiar elements such as trees, lakes, hills and skies, stacked in odd, architectural structures that recall Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s ‘Tower of Babel.’”
Griffith’s paintings were recently featured by SOIL, a Seattle artist-run gallery, at Aqua Art Fair in Miami, Fla., in a two-person exhibition, “Islands,” with Susanna Bluhm; at SOIL in Seattle; and at a solo exhibition at OK Hotel Gallery in Seattle, in addition to several group exhibitions in the Northwest.
Originally from New York City, Griffith received a bachelor’s degree in Painting at Boston University in 1997, and completed his master’s degree in Painting at the University of Washington in 2002. Griffith was the Kirkland Art Center’s Exhibitions Director from 2007 to 2010. He is currently Gallery Director at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, where he organizes an active program of exhibitions and educational events.
For more information please contact Cynthia Camlin, Western Washington University associate professor of Fine Arts, at (360) 650-3747 or Cynthia.Camlin@wwu.edu.