Lot 233 - Mary Griffiths - The Not Yet Star
Mixed Media on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Signed on verso
Mary Griffiths (b. 1965, Wirral. Lives in Manchester) Mary Griffiths’ practice begins with drawing and the close observation of urban, rural and industrial ecologies and architectures. These rapid figurative drawings are developed in the studio in graphite, ink, monoprints, paint and digital media. They are also the root of her abstract works, through which their essential geometries are rendered BA English, Newcastle University: MA Fine Art, Manchester Metropolitan University
"Drawing Biennial", Drawing Room, London (Forthcoming, 2021); "Royal Academy Summer/Winter Exhibition" (2020); "Protest and Remembrance", Cristea Roberts Gallery, London (2018); "Wild Honey", The Turnpike, Leigh (2018, solo exhibition); "Prospect Planes", with physicist Kostya Novoselov, for the Great Exhibition of the North, Newcastle/Gateshead (2018); "Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond", Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester and touring internationally (2016-18); "From Seathwaite", permanent wall drawing at the National Graphene Institute, Manchester (2015, solo exhibition); "Still Further", Bureau, Manchester (2014, solo exhibition); "Black and White Room" curated by Cornelia Parker, "Royal Academy Summer Exhibition" (2014); "Cabedal", Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon (2012); "Fathom", Bureau, Manchester (2012, solo exhibition); "Memory of a Hope", Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool (2011). Arts Council England awards (2020, 2018, 2015); Greater Manchester Combined Authority Creative Commissions (2020) Collections: Arts Council Collection; The Turnpike; The Whitworth; private collections
About the postcard artworks
"The Not Yet Star" is made of graphite, a form of carbon, the stuff we are all made from. The drawing takes its form from an industrial machine but it becomes a celestial star. Earthly and cosmological, like all of us.