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Fast Runners

Eliza Griffiths2008

Canada Council Art Bank

Canada Council Art Bank

Eliza Griffiths’ Fast Runners is an oil painting on canvas of two figures – male and (probably) female – fleeing from some unknown peril. From the series Action Paintings, it “reflects on a spirit of hope and aspiration in conditions of adversity. The exaggerated forms of the female body in particular speak to both a radiation and a pull of energy beyond physical limits of the body.” (Eliza Griffiths)

Eliza Griffiths was born in London, England, and raised in Ottawa. She received wide acclaim for an early body of work, Stories of Girls, that examines issues of female socio-psycho-sexual identity. She has exhibited widely in Canada and internationally. She currently lives and works in Montréal and teaches at Concordia University.

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