September 7 — October 2, 2008
Abaton Garage presents Girl and a Gun, an exhibition of recent constructions, paintings and works on paper by New York artist Nora Griffin. This is the artist’s first commercial solo exhibition. Nora Griffin draws on an array of diverse sources, including film theory, constructivist art, the late works of Philip Guston and the unruly colored frame paintings of Howard Hodgkin. Working with a variety of mediums, she creates no-nonsense economical pieces which comment on the signs, markings and inherent codes found in abstract picture making. Griffin’s approach to the fundamental physicality of how a painting is made and is painted is quite unique among artists of her generation.