Marywood University Exhibits Passages | Robert Griffith

Published on Wed, February 16, 2011

Marywood University presents Passages | Robert Griffith, February 19 through March 20, in the Mahady and Suraci Galleries, Shields Center for Visual Arts.

Passages presents the ongoing evolution of themes by Robert Griffith related to life experience, usage, and fantasy, introducing new and newly revisited materials and processes adopted by the artist in his ongoing pursuit of a fresh vision.

"Work in this exhibition should be viewed as a document representing the creative process and stream of studio practice of 2009-10. Earlier works are included because they are representative of the beginning of the Passages consciousness. During this time, I have taken a retrospective look at what has come before and have engaged a 'no holds barred' approach to materials and processes in this 40th year as a practicing artist," Griffith said.

A catalog accompanies the exhibition. Debbie Kuo, Administrator of Greek and Roman Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a 1995 graduate of Marywood University, provided the introduction to the catalog. Sandra Ward Povse, Director of Marywood University Art Galleries, provided a welcome to the catalog, along with Naomi Muirhead, SACI (Studio Art Centers International) Gallery Coordinator, Florence, Italy. SACI will be hosting an exhibition of selected work from Passages in October 2011.

A prolific artist, Robert Griffith has been working in metal, glass, and wood, among other media, creating sculpture, small objects, furniture, and lighting for over forty years. Griffith is a full professor in the art department at Marywood University.  His artistic contributions and insights are considerable, not only to his field(s), but to his many students, associates, and peers.

The galleries are located on the first and second floors of the Shields Center for Visual Arts. Admission is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday, Thursday and Friday from 9a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m.-8p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. For further information or directions, contact Marywood University Art Galleries at (570) 348-6211, ext. 2428, or visit


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