Margaret Griffith


5828 Wilshire Boulvard

Los Angeles, CA 90036

November 18 - December 23, 2023

Reception: Saturday, November 18 from 5-7PM

PRJCTLA @ CMAY Gallery is pleased to present “Microfictions”,  an exhibition with Margaret Griffith in the artist’s first solo show at the gallery. Griffiths’ “Microfictions” is an exhibition of intimate, small-scale vibrant paper works that explore geometric and gestural abstraction constructed from painted and cut layered paper. Using the laser cutter as a drawing tool- a random system of drawing, cutting, painting and paper inlay are used to create a multitude of passageways with optical nuances and oscillating patterns of color and repetition.

Starting with a vector based drawing of circular patterns reminiscent of tartans- patterns of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colors historically used to designate a distinctive clan, an unexpected and altered design is created. Griffith manipulates each unique drawing field with multiple layers of painted and incised paper stacked on top of each other creating seductive passageways with depth and space.

These recent works range in scale from four by four inches to eleven by eleven inches, color and configuration. What started as an extension of Griffith’s interest in patterns found in perforated steel has evolved into a form of minimal abstraction; material and optical exploration. Each unique piece tells a different story- while constantly in motion they explore themes of identity and instability in a fragile world.