Spinello Projects is excited to announce the debut solo show, Alone, Together, by Miami-based artist Jared McGriff. The exhibition runs through October 31st, 2019.
Quiet is as kept.
McGriff uses imagined portraiture and landscape to explore the relationships between people and their environment. A suite of over twenty paintings on paper and canvas seek to generate questions and conversation about how we perceive intimacy and familiarity. McGriff’s gestural use of multiple paint mediums composes portraits based on memories, set in blank spaces, creating narratives in the viewer’s imagination.
McGriff is concerned with people feeling belonging in the world, and recording that transient feeling. Moments where impermanence threatens communal connections, whether willful or not, are central to these paintings. The individual, is pinned in contrast to the group, where the group is made up of individuals; each person is struggling to belong and hold their social relationships as closely as they have to hold on to their self. His loose handling of his materials recalls a face of someone in our own memories, reflecting back at us.
McGriff states, “spontaneous communion between memory fragments and materials...develop narratives about how the individual relates to the group.” Alone, Together reaches towards what’s familiar, through these portraits and stories, to ask what’s more important to us, connecting deeper with ourselves or with each other?