Craig Krull Gallery hosted an opening art party for a solo exhibition titled “Fellow Travelers” by James Griffith on April 16, 2022. The exhibition runs through May 28, 2022. Remember to confirm with gallery’s website for up-to-date covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required).

James Griffith, Power and Insignificance – The Butterfly Effect (detail) , 2018- 2021, tar and titanium white oil on canvas, 48 x 72 in.

Here is a snippet from the artist, visit the website for more info: “In this body of work, I examine my sense of place in the universe, orbiting a small sun, on a tiny planet, as part of a network of life. I ask if we can recognize ourselves in the eyes of other species who are fellow passengers on this elliptical ride. Painting is how I make these ideas visible, how I record feelings, and how I bring subconscious motivations and themes into the light for observation.

Animals began appearing in my work when I read Darwin’s books about evolution and extinction. I began to see other species with the same importance I afford to human beings. With each painting I try to imaginatively become or inhabit my subject. I become the rabbit, mouse, or bear that I am painting. In this way I give credibility, value, and equality to my subject.”

Save the date: April 30, 2022, the gallery hosts an art talk at 11:00am with the artist.

On view: April 16, 2022 – May 28, 2022

What: Opening, “Fellow Travelers ” James Griffith
Where: Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot, 2525 Michigan Ave., B3, Santa Monica, CA 90404