“Casa de fruta y pan” by Meg Griffiths on view at SRO Photo Gallery August 26 – September 17, 2017

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Casa de fruta y pan by Meg Griffiths, the first exhibition in the 2017-2018 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. Casa de fruta y pan will be on view August 26 – September 17, 2017. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Meg Griffiths, De las montañas (2014), Archival Inkjet Print, 20 x 20 inches.

For Casa de fruta y pan, Griffiths traveled to Cuba to explore domestic life at the edge of capitalism. The families she stayed with across Cuba hosted tourists in their private homes as a means of income, an activity known as the casa particular. Her intent is to push past preconceived notions of Cuba as a purely communist country, to gain a fuller and more intimate view of domestic and familial culture.

Meg Griffiths, Bounty (2014), Archival Inkjet Print, 20 x 20 inches.

These families have graciously provided a means of entrance into a personal, yet public space. It is her hope that this work engages and disturbs previously held thoughts of a country after economic collapse — adding new insight of a country of heat, love, and power to the on-going conversation of an evolving Cuba.

Meg Griffiths, Nana Isa (2013), Archival Inkjet Print, 20 x 20 inches.

Meg Griffiths received BAs from the University of Texas, in Cultural Anthropology and in English Literature. She earned her MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. She was recently honored with the 2017 Julia Margaret Cameron Award for best series in fine art photography, selected as one of Atlanta Celebrates Photography’s “Ones2Watch”, and named one of PDN’s 30 2013 New and Emerging Photographers.

The Landmark Arts SRO Photo Gallery is located in the Sub-basement of the Texas Tech School of Art Building. The Art Building is located at 3010 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Ave). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. On weekdays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission to the School of Art Galleries is free. Email srophotogallery.art@ttu.edu or visit www.srophotogallery.org for more information.

Exhibitions and speaker programs at Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. Additional support comes from cultural activities fees administered through the Texas Tech College of Visual & Performing Arts.

 

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