Gallery Talk with Gerald Griffin
February 5, Noon

The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette will be hosting a talk by artist Gerald Griffin on Friday, February 5 at noon. The museum is currently displaying an exhibit by Griffin, which is titled Ambiguous Reflections of Race and Identity: A Question of Color. The exhibit is sponsored by the Purdue University Black Cultural Center and will be displayed through February 28th. The February 5th talk with include discussion by the artist of his work, and thanks to the support of the members of the Art Museum, the event is free to attend.

Black Friday, by Gerald Griffin photo by Krislyn Placide/Journal & Courier

Black Friday, by Gerald Griffin photo by Krislyn Placide/Journal & Courier

 “This exhibit will challenge the public to revisit, recognize, and resolve lingering attitudes concerning inclusiveness/exclusiveness and the concepts of race/gender within a diverse society,” said Griffin in a statement on his website.

Bring back our Girls by Gerald Griffin,  photo by Krislyn Placide/Journal & Courier

Bring back our Girls by Gerald Griffin,  photo by Krislyn Placide/Journal & Courier

Griffin earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is the owner of Griffin Fine Art and Interior Design. From his Artist Statement, Griffin says, “I want to present an open-sided view of the consequences of American life, both to criticize and find beauty. Ideas about portraiture and identity have continued to influence the evolution of my work. My desire is to integrate the personal and societal meaningfulness of the images I incorporate within my art.”