David Griggs explores the darker undercurrents of human existence. His work, predominately portraiture, focuses on the human condition; drawing on political imagery, underground media, local histories and personal experience. His work is often collaborative, engaging directly with communities while remaining sensitive to the ethical and moral obligations this demands. For the last 10 years Griggs has resided in the Philippines and has created a significant body of work traversing painting, photography and film that reveals the social hierarchies and underground culture of his adopted home.
Developed by Campbelltown Arts Centre, Between Nature and Sin brings together key works produced during this time and is the first major Australian survey of this leading artist’s practice. The exhibition will include the premiere of Griggs’ feature film, Cowboy Country.
A Campbelltown Arts Centre exhibition presented nationally by Museums & Galleries of NSW. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government though the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
SUNDAY 22 JULY –
SUNDAY 26 AUGUST 2018
Opening Event and Floor Talk:
6.30pm Friday 20 July 2018
Image: David Griggs, Frat of the Obese 14 (detail) 2011, synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.