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Griffith at Frye & Kittredge

Griffith at Frye & Kittredge

: Cable Griffith, Return to the Source, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches..

As Cornish gallery and exhibitions curator, Cable Griffith has overseen the hanging of a lots of artists’ work; his own art has been getting a lot of attention.

If there’s an exhibition at Cornish, it’s only there because Cable Griffith made it happen. He works at the college as gallery and exhibitions curator. Griffith’s own work can currently be seen at the Frye Art Museum and the Kittredge Gallery of the University of Puget Sound.

Through April 13, The Kittredge is home to a solo show by the artist, Cable Griffith: Up-Up-Down-Down-Left-Right-Left-Right-B-A-Start. “Griffith’s paintings are abstract, stylized images based on imagery from early video games,” writes Alec Clayton of the Daily Volcano. “… the show references directions in maps, games, cities and the countryside with schematic renderings of colorful streets, rivers and buildings - Pop Art renderings of the pathways taken by players like the Mario Brothers and PacMan.”

At the Frye, Griffith was one of a group of prominent area artists commissioned by Scott Lawrimore, the museum’s Deputy Director, Collections and Exhibitions, to create “art work in response to musical compositions based on James Joyce’s volume of poetry entitled Chamber Music.” The exhibition can be seen through May 5.

“The artists included in the exhibition span generations and reflect a broad aesthetic spectrum,” continued the Frye. “Uniting them is a shared dedication to artist-generated activities that strengthen Seattle’s arts community beyond their own art practices. Chamber Music is both a celebration of individual mark-making and a cooperative composition about love for the City of Seattle and how artists choose to leave their mark on it.”

Cable Griffith: Up-Up-Down-Down-Left-Right-Left-Right-B-A-Start at the Kittredge Gallery, Kittredge Hall, N. 15th St. & N. Lawrence St, Tacoma.

Chamber Music at Frye Art Museum through May 5, 704 Terry Avenue, Seattle, Washington.


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