Chirk: Margaret Griffith
October 1, 2023 — January 7, 2024
Chirk is a site-specific installation based on the gates in front of the Chirk Castle, a late 13th century medieval fortress in Wales built to keep the Welsh under English rule. It consists of hand cut painted Tyvek, a synthetic paper often used in construction as a protective barrier. The actual wrought and cast iron gates were considered to be one of the finest achievements of baroque ironwork in the country.
Margaret Griffith, Chirk, detail, 2023. Acrylic on hand cut Tyvek Paper, Dimensions Variable. Courtesy of the artist.