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"Tammy Griffin: Intimate Circuits"
2006-03-08 until 2006-03-31
Joao Ferreira Fine Art
Cape Town, , ZA South Africa

Joao Ferreira Fine Art presents Tammy Griffin: Intimate Circuits during the month of March, 2006. "My paintings are abstract versions of realistic portraits, private associations, self-invented marks, words and maps of energy. For this exhibition I added moving light to my palette to animate the works ą oils, mixed media and electronics on canvas. I scratched, pierced, sculpted, painted, hammered, soldered, cut, poured, touched and calculated. I have used 500 LEDs, 1500 meters of wire, as well as 20 microprocessors to drive the lights. The result is full of texture, movement, music and rhythm. In the end, meditative and restful," states Tammy Griffin.

Dina ZoŽ Belluigi continues, "Griffin's canvases utilize traditional mediums of oil paint, acrylics, text and drawing with non-art and often industrial materials, such as resin, plastic, glass, lead, car paint and electronic components. These electronic components, visible to the viewer by means of randomly patterned flashing lights, operate on different visual levels depending on how they are embedded or submerged into the highly textured and laboured surfaces, causing reflections and refractions that reverberate across the picture plain. The value of such research and creative output, that creates a dynamic interaction between art and technology cannot be underestimated."

Born in 1960, Tammy Griffin has been a†practicing artist for over 20 years. She received her BFA in 2001 and has participated in three national group shows since 2003. In 2004 and 2005 she received National Arts Council grants†to complete this exhibition. Tammy works and lives in the valley of the Eastern Cape. For this series she worked closely with Brian Kemp, who developed the software & electronic components.


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